Hamilton on top in FP3

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of FP3, while race rival Sebastian Vettel spent most of the session in the garage.
As had been the case on Friday afternoon, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton seemed to be in a class all of his own in FP3. The McLaren driver rose to the top shortly before the halfway mark and was impossible to budge on either tyre compound.

Vettel hits back in FP2

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of FP2, though in reality there was little to choose between Red Bull and McLaren on Friday evening.

Hamilton top in FP1

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap as McLaren dominated FP1.
The 2008 Champion finished the session with a best time of 1:43.285, three-tenths faster than team-mate Jenson Button. Earlier in the week McLaren had suggested Abu Dhabi was not a circuit that would confer on Red Bull the same sort of advantage that they had recently enjoyed. On the medium tyre in FP1 Hamilton emphasised that point. 

Vettel extends championship lead

Sebastian Vettel moved 13 points clear of Fernando Alonso in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship with a commanding victory in India.

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Front of house seats for Red Bull

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Vettel makes practice perfect

Sebastian Vettel set fastest lap for the third straight session as practice for the Indian Grand Prix concluded.