F1 Abu Dhabi GP Live Updates - final practice and qualifying

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge

Summary

Verstappen takes pole for the first time in 2020 in qualifying for Abu Dhabi GP
Hamilton only third, but top three covered by less than a tenth of a second
Norris is fourth for McLaren, while Albon is fifth
Out after Q2: Ocon, Ricciardo, Vettel, Giovinazzi and Perez
Status: Stopped
14:16 That's all for today folks. Join us on Sunday for live coverage of the final round of the 2020 season.

Until then, stay with Autosport.com for all the reaction from qualifying.
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14:08 Bottas says he doesn't think he got "100% out of the tyres" on that lap and it "wasn't perfect".
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14:04 Leclerc has a three-place grid penalty to serve, so he'll drop behind both Renaults into 12th, with Gasly moving up to ninth and Ocon into 10th. That's significant for the Renault driver as he'll be the only one in the top 10 able to start on fresh rubber.
14:02 Behind the top three, Norris has won the McLaren qualifying battle in fourth ahead of Albon, with Sainz heading Kvyat, Stroll, Leclerc and Gasly.
14:01 0.086s covering the top three in the final qualifying of 2020. That's set us up a pretty spicy race.
14:01 But Verstappen has taken pole from the Mercedes pair at the death! It's his first pole since Brazil 2019.
14:00 The chequered flag is out and Bottas snatches pole from Hamilton with a 1m35.271s.
14:00 Hamilton goes top with a 1m35.332s.
13:59 Hamilton still purple on this lap as he trips the timing beam to end sector two.
13:58 Hamilton up in sector one on this lap.
13:58 "All you have, Valtteri," Toto Wolff tells Bottas as he winds up for his final lap.
13:57 Gasly and Hamilton came very close to contact into Turn 5 on their outlaps.
13:56 Bottas heads back into the desert night on fresh softs to try and cement his provisional pole.
13:55 Five minutes to go in qualifying.
13:55 Hamilton did make a small error on his flying lap, so expect a step forward on his second run.
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