SHOWING GOOD PACE: Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second and third practice sessions for the Malaysian GP.Image: Minas Panagiotakis / AP
Sepang - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix, announcing himself as the man to beat in the grid-deciding session later in the day.
Hamilton's best lap at the Sepang International Circuit was just under half a second better than that of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
Hamilton's teammate and drivers' championship leader Nico Rosberg was third fastest, ahead of the Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
See how the third and final practice session unfolded here