Kvyat on top during Yas Marina practice
|3.||C. Sainz Jr.||1:57.299|
1 November 2013 – New Toro Rosso signing Daniil Kvyat led the way during practice for the Abu Dhabi finale on Friday morning. The MW Arden driver, who is Facu Regalia's chief title rival, clocked a best effort of 1:57.130 to lead Carlin's Alexander Sims by 0.028 seconds.
Kvyat's team-mate and fellow Red Bull junior Carlos Sainz, Jr. took third, with Nick Yelloly, Patric Niederhauser and Kevin Korjus who completing the top six positions. Dean Stoneman wound up eighth on his GP3 debut, and return to single-seaters.
Title leader Regalia was only 12th quickest, more than a second off the ultimate pace.
Qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit begins at 10am local time (GMT +4) on Saturday