FP1 IS DONE – VERSTAPPEN LEADS THE WAY
Verstappen is quickest but these conditions are largely irrelevant. It’s hot and sunny in Abu Dhabi whereas Sunday’s race is at night under the spotlights.
But a confidence boost for the Dutchman, who crashed out on the first lap in Bahrain last weekend.
Valtteri Bottas in P2 while Esteban Ocon in third and Alex Albon in fourth.
Lewis Hamilton goes fifth quickest on his return from Covid, but he sets that time on the slower, hard tyre. He was also denied some running owing to a faulty brake pedal.