Mercedes continued to lead the way in the final practice session in Abu Dhabi – but for the first time this weekend Rosberg was their quickest driver.
Lewis Hamilton’s bid to win a second world championship this weekend got off to a promising start as he headed both practice sessions.
Lewis Hamilton was the quickest of the two championship contenders as Mercedes were emphatically fastest in the first practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg continued to set the pace at Interlagos, heading the times for the third session in a row, followed by team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg led another Mercedes one-two in second practice, lapping two-tenths of a second faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton.
The Mercedes drivers were comfortably fastest as usual in first practice at Interlagos where drivers found the resurfaced track offered a lot of grip.
Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas by heading the final hour of running ahead of qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edged team mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg in second practice – but was then sidelined with a technical problem.
It was business as usual for Mercedes in the first practice session at the Circuit of the Americas.
Lewis Hamilton headed the times in final practice at Sochi Autodrom despite spinning off towards the end of the session.
Lewis Hamilton was emphatically fastest in the second practice session at Sochi, lapping eight-tenths of a second quicker than anyone else.
Nico Rosberg led the usual Mercedes one-two, less than 0.07s faster than Lewis Hamilton at the end of the first session at the Sochi Autodrom.
Nico Rosberg sustained Mercedes’ run of quickest times in practice at Suzuka, but his team mate was caught out by the unforgiving Japanese track.
It was Mercedes one-two again in the second practice session but this time it was Lewis Hamilton who led the way.
Mercedes were first and second as usual in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg ahead by 15 hundredths of a second.
Fernando Alonso kept the Mercedes drivers off the top of the times in the final practice session at Singapore.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest in the second practice session which was disrupted after Pastor Maldonado crashed.
Fernando Alonso edged the Mercedes pair by a tenth of a second in the first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Merceedes had one car at the top and one car at the bottom of the timing screens following the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.
Mercedes continued to lead the way at Monza with Nico Rosberg taking over at the top of the times from team mate Lewis Hamilton.