The best time for Perez

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Sergio Pérez won the last free practice session of the season this Saturday, the third in the context of the Abu Dhabi GP. The Mexican was faster than Max Verstappen and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

The Abu Dhabi GP saw the third free practice session of the weekend, in other words the last of the season, take place this Saturday morning. After the first two won by Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, a third man has added his name to the top of the timesheet. It was Sergio Pérez who was the fastest with a time of 1’24”982 in the last quarter of the session. The only driver to have fallen below the 85-second mark, the Mexican from Red Bull beat his teammate Max Verstappen (+0”152) and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton (+0”240) and George Russell (+0 ”413) who stole the top spot several times before Pérez got everyone on board. Lando Norris, fifth more than half a second off the fastest, came between the Silver Arrows and the Ferraris.

Indicent pour Gasly

This session was marked by an incident with the right front wheel of Pierre Gasly, who took part in his last GP with AlphaTauri before moving to Alpine. Its rim shattered on contact with a vibrator and caused the appearance of the red flag to allow a steward to fetch the missing part on the track. Big scare also for Alexander Albon, launched at full speed, who grazed the car of a Lando Norris in a slow lap at a quarter of the end of the session. The qualifying session will be on our site from 3 p.m.

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