Sebastian Vettel again set the standard in final practice for the 2013 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, heading another Red Bull 1-2.
Vettel went quickest near the end of the 60 minute session at the Yas Marina Circuit as all the runners bolted on soft tyres and the times tumbled. The German's best lap was a 1 minute 41.349s, which put him 0.222 seconds up on team-mate, Mark Webber.
Lewis Hamilton meanwhile led the chasing pack, 0.009 seconds off Webber, and 0.141 seconds up on Nico Rosberg in the sister Mercedes.
After his problems in second practice on Friday, Lotus pilot Romain Grosjean was back on the pace and fifth on a 1m 41.832s lap, while Jenson Button rounded out the top six for McLaren, the last of the runners in the 1m 41s bracket.
Sauber duo Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez went well again and were seventh and eighth respectively for the Swiss team, ahead of the rather miffed Kimi Raikkonen, who still hasn't been paid by Lotus, and Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne.
Ferrari continued to struggled, with Fernando Alonso down in eleventh – more than a second off the pace - and Felipe Massa a few spots further back in P14. Force India's Paul di Resta and Williams man Valtteri Bottas split the two cars from the Scuderia and were twelfth and thirteenth.
Further back, Daniel Ricciardo, Pastor Maldonado and Adrian Sutil took positions 15 through to 17 on the timesheets, the latter reporting over the team radio that his Force India was 'undriveable'.
At the back, Sergio Perez was 18th after flat spotting a set of tyres early on, while Giedo van der Garde was the quickest Caterham in 19th, and Max Chilton led the Marussias in 21st, after team-mate, Jules Bianchi spun at T1 and ended up tapping the barriers with the left rear of his car. The Frenchman missed the final 15 minutes of the session as a result.
Times for FP3 available HERE