Lewis Hamilton led championship rival Max Verstappen by just over two tenths in the final practice session of the 2021 season ahead of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton ended Friday practice fastest with Esteban Ocon an unexpected second-fastest for Alpine in a session which ended with Kimi Raikkonen crashing his Alfa Romeo.
Max Verstappen set the early pace, almost two tenths faster than the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen topped the times in third practice by setting the quickest time all weekend ahead of qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest again in second practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a crash for Charles Leclerc ended the session early.
Lewis Hamilton topped the times during the first practice session at the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Mercedes emphatically led the final practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas lapping three-tenths of a second faster than the closest Red Bull.
Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on top of the second practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix, while Pierre Gasly was second-quickest for AlphaTauri once again.
Max Verstappen was quickest by over four-tenths of a second in first practice at Losail ahead of Pierre Gasly and the Mercedes drivers.
Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in second practice, during a long-run heavy session ahead of sprint qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton was unhappy with the balance of his Mercedes at the start of practice for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, but ended the session with the fastest time.
Sergio Perez led a Red Bull one-two in the final practice session for the Mexico City Grand Prix, the team enjoying a comfortable lead over closest rivals Mercedes.
Max Verstappen led the second practice session for the Mexico City Grand Prix ahead of the morning’s pace-setter Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes one-two in the first practice session for the Mexico City Grand Prix, followed by the two Red Bull drivers.
Sergio Perez remained on top in the final practice session for the United States Grand Prix, lapping the Circuit of the Americas in 1’34.701.
Sergio Perez topped the second practice session for the United States Grand Prix while his team mate had a run-in with his championship rival.
Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes one-two in first practice for the United States Grand Prix, less than five-hundredths of a second of team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Pierre Gasly was quickest for AlphaTauri in a rain-hit final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix on a wet track at Istanbul.
Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time again in the second practice, leading Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the day’s running came to an end.
Lewis Hamilton broke the 16-year-old track record for the Istanbul Park as he set the pace in the first practice session for this weekend’s race.