F1 Abu Dhabi GP 2023 – Practice 3 Results

George Russell was fastest in FP3 at the 2023 Abu Dhabi GP

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George Russell looks like the man to beat at the Yas Marina Circuit as he posted the fastest time for Mercedes in Free Practice 3 at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

The Mercedes driver has looked comfortable and confident all weekend with just Lando Norris in the McLaren able to get within one tenth of the second. 

Charlec Leclerc and Ferrari were left scratching their heads as they were over half a second behind Russell, while Carlos Sainz was over one second adrift, and ended the session last. 

Max Verstappen was having issues with his Red Bull jumping, as he abandoned a couple of flying laps, and then on his final flying run he was still slower than the Mercedes by over half a second. 

Given the limited running in FP2, the teams have plenty of work still to do ahead of Qualifying for the 2023 Abu Dhabi GP.

FP3 results for 2023 Las Vegas GP

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1George RussellMercedes1:24.418
2Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.095
3Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.392
4Alex AlbonWilliams+0.511
5Charles LeclercFerrari+0.681
6Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.735
7Esteban OconAlpine+0.776
8Logan SargeantWilliams+0.787
9Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+0.804
10Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+0.840
11Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.841
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.874
13Pierre GaslyAlpine+0.885
14Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.925
15Lance StrollAston Martin+0.987
16Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1.002
17Nico HulkenbergHaas+1.166
18Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri+1.179
19Kevin MagnussenHaas+1.234
20Carlos SainzFerrari+1.295
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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