Lewis Hamilton ended final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the largest gap Mercedes has had over its pursuers so far this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton established a new track record for the Yas Marina circuit in second practice, beating the previous best time he set six years ago.
Sebastian Vettel headed the times in a close first practice session at Yas Marina with just a tenth of a second covering him, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Valtteri Bottas ended the final practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix with the fastest time but just six hundredths of a second covered the top four.
Lewis Hamilton kept himself on top of the times sheets by a slender margin in the second practice session, outpacing team mate Valtteri Bottas by less than five-hundredths of a second.
Lewis Hamilton shattered the Interlagos track record in the first session of the weekend while Toro Rosso had a disastrous start to practice.
Max Verstappen was quickest in the final practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Daniel Ricciardo led a close second practice session in Mexico with six drivers separated by half a second at the top of the times.
Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the first practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix, breaking the previous track record as he did.
Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of practice sessions by heading the final hour of running before qualifying before the United States Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton stayed on top in the second practice session at the Circuit of the Americas but his championship rival was delayed by a technical problem.
Championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel topped the practice times at a damp Circuit of the Americas.
Valtteri Bottas was quickest in final practice at Suzuka despite crashing halfway through session and being unable to continue.
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the second practice session at Suzuka but he was one of only five drivers to set times during a very wet session.
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton headed the times in the first practice session, which was held up by a heavy crash for Carlos Sainz Jnr.
Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in the final practice session at Sepang as Mercedes made some progress in reducing the deficit they had yesterday.
Sebastian Vettel was emphatically fastest in the second practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix but the main talking point was a crash which brought the session to an end.
Max Verstappen headed first practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix following a half-hour delay due to heavy rain at the Sepang International Circuit.
Max Verstappen was quickest for Red Bull in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and the two McLarens.
Daniel Ricciardo maintained his advantage in the second practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel hit the wall.