Abu Dhabi GP - Different programmes
Abu Dhabi, 3 November – Saturday’s free practice once again saw the McLarens on top of the time sheet, as they were in FP1. Lewis Hamilton was quickest in 1.42.130 ahead of Jenson Button who did a 1.42.420. Third was Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull (1.42.614) while the Ferraris were eighth with Fernando Alonso (1.43.133) and eleventh with Felipe Massa (1.43.480.) It was the usual preparation for qualifying for the Scuderia’s Spanish driver, concentrating on a comparison of the two types of tyre – Medium and Soft – brought to the futuristic Arab track by Pirelli. Fernando also tried new wings on his F2012, while Felipe did an extra run to evaluate a set-up change.