With the championship on a knife-edge, Hamilton will be looking to carve his way through the pack quickly during Sunday’s race with the threat of more rain in Turkey.
Speaking after the session, the seven-time world champion was pleased with the team’s performance.
“The track is absolutely awesome with the grip level it’s giving us now,” said the Mercedes driver. “The session was really tricky with some damp patches, but it was a really great job by the team. I’m so happy with the performance, in terms of getting us out at the right time.
“Tomorrow’s going to be difficult, but I’ll give it everything. It’s not the easiest overtaking at the moment, and we’re all on the same tyre, so I imagine tomorrow’s going to be difficult to move up.