Rosberg fastest in final practice session

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg set the fastest time during the final practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rosberg's time of 1:41.424 was 0.369s quicker than Lewis Hamilton, who set the fastest time in the first two sectors before losing ground in the final part of the lap.

The Mercedes pair were comfortably clear of their nearest rivals, with Williams's Felipe Massa in third position, 1.005s down on Rosberg.

Fernando Alonso set his time on Options during the early stages of the session and ended in fourth place as he and Ferrari attempt to save mileage on his engine.

Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel was fifth quickest for Red Bull, ahead of Jenson Button and Daniel Ricciardo.

Valtteri Bottas suffered a substantial lock-up on his way to the eighth best time, while Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen completed the top 10.

Kevin Magnussen posted the 11th best time for McLaren, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne and Force India pairing Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg.

Esteban Gutierrez beat Lotus duo Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean to 15th place, while Adrian Sutil, Kamui Kobayashi and Caterham debutant Will Stevens rounded out the runners.


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