It was a Mercedes dominated practice session on Friday (27 November), with Lewis Hamilton taking the honours in FP1, while teammate Nico Rosberg took the honours in the afternoon session. The season-ending Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit also saw the Force India's vying for the place among the best of the rest with Ferrari and Red Bull.
The Silver Arrows cars look untouchable on their single-lap pace, but the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were matching them on the long-runs especially on the super soft tyres which are on offer this weekend.
McLaren-Honda, who were testing parts for their 2016 car suffered engine troubles on Fernando Alonso's car in the first session, but the Spaniard showed improvement in the second session with an impressive lap that took within one second of the fastest time in ninth place.
Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenburg will be buoyed by their Friday pace, and will hope they can challenge the Ferrari's and Red Bull's for the final podium spot.
Where to watch live
The third free practice session (FP3) will begin at 10am GMT, while the Qualifying session for the Mexican Grand Prix will begin at 1pm GMT. Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD will provide live coverage of both events in the UK.
Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.
Top 10 times from the second free practice session (FP2) at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi: