ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton edged his Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday.
The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 42.113 seconds in the second practice at Yas Marina to finish .083 faster than his Mercedes teammate.
Both drivers gave their super-soft tires a good run in the warm evening.
McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark was .782 behind in third spot, with Sebastian Vettel, who is leaving Red Bull to join Ferrari next year, .846 adrift in fourth spot.
Hamilton beat Rosberg in the first practice, and there is a third session on Saturday before qualifying.