Event: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Track: Yas Marina Circuit

Third Free Practice Results 2022 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, 2022 Abu Dhabi GP. Lewis Hamilton

Weather: dry  30.6°C
Tarmac: dry  45°C
Humidity : 61%
Wind : 2.5 m/s NE
Pressure: 1013.9 bar

Perfect weather conditions again during the third and final practice before qualifying for the 2022 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix.

It took almost 7 minutes before the first clocked lap time was put on the timesheet. It was a 1:27.821 min set by Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz on a set of Medium compound Pirelli tyres. A few minutes later his teammate Charles Leclerc went 0.3s faster. At that moment only three drivers had clocked a lap time.

With 45 minutes to go still only 7 drivers had put a lap time on the leaderboard. Both Mercedes drivers were quickest with Lewis Hamilton on P1 recorded a 1:26.040 min using a set of Soft compound tyres.

Halfway the session got red flagged when Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri had lost debris when his right front tyre blew up. The tyre blew up as it touched the curbstones coming out of turn 9. The red flag period was used to clean up the debris.

At this time the only driver that had not set a lap time was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and the top 10 order was: 1. Sergio Pérez (1:25.861 min | M), 2. Hamilton (+0.179s | S), 3. Leclerc (+0.234s | M), 4. Fernando Alonso (+0.431s | M), 5. Esteban Ocon (+0.441s | M), 6. Sainz (+0.525s | M), 7. Sebastian Vettel (+0.620s | S), 8. George Russell (+0.657s | S), 9. Lando Norris (+0.858s | S) and 10. Lance Stroll (+1.025s | S).

After the red flag period had ended Verstappen came out on a set of Soft compound tyres and went second fastest, being 0.15s slower than his teammate Pérez who set his lap time on the Mediums.

With ten minutes to go Pérez also had put on a set of Soft tyres to push for a quali lap and improved to a 1:24.982 min being the quickest. A few minutes later Verstappen also tried to improve but made a few errors on his lap and came short 0.15s again.

The quickest lap time of last years FP3 was a 1:23.274 min driven by Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes W13.

FP3 Times Table 2022 Abu Dhabi F1 GP

P No Driver Team Time 1st Gap Laps Tyres
1 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:24,982 15 🔴S
2 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25,134 +0,152s 15 🔴S
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25,222 +0,240s 20 🔴S
4 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:25,395 +0,413s 15 🔴S
5 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:25,518 +0,536s 16 🔴S
6 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:25,571 +0,589s 24 🔴S
7 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:25,605 +0,623s 23 🔴S
8 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:25,950 +0,968s 18 🔴S
9 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:26,012 +1,030s 13 🔴S
10 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:26,051 +1,069s 16 🔴S
11 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:26,073 +1,091s 17 🔴S
12 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:26,076 +1,094s 18 🔴S
13 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:26,170 +1,188s 19 🔴S
14 77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:26,189 +1,207s 17 🔴S
15 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:26,239 +1,257s 12 🔴S
16 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:26,298 +1,316s 20 🔴S
17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:26,356 +1,374s 21 🔴S
18 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:26,473 +1,491s 19 🔴S
19 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:26,482 +1,500s 17 🔴S
20 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:26,646 +1,664s 14 🔴S

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