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Ferrari lead the way with 1-2-3 in busy post-season Abu Dhabi test | Formula 1®

The 2022 Formula 1 automobiles have been run collectively for the ultimate time as Ferrari rounded out the 12 months with a one-two-three on a busy day of testing in Abu Dhabi.

Teams may run two automobiles all through Tuesday on the Yas Marina Circuit, with one among them used for testing 2023 tyre compounds and the opposite designated to a rookie driver that might use each this and subsequent 12 months’s tyres.

That opened up the likelihood for a variety of drivers to get their first outings for brand new groups, because the likes of Fernando Alonso, Pierre Gasly, Oscar Piastri, Nyck de Vries and Nico Hulkenberg have been all seen of their new automobiles for the primary time.

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But it was a pair of acquainted faces who topped the occasions on the finish of the nine-hour day, with Carlos Sainz on a 1m 25.245s quickest for Ferrari forward of his workforce mate Charles Leclerc, the 2 separated by simply over 0.1s.

Sainz had taken over from Leclerc for the afternoon whereas Robert Shwartzman carried out the rookie driver duties, and a late lap from the take a look at driver noticed him find yourself third, solely 0.017s slower than Leclerc’s greatest effort.


Nyck de Vries was the busiest driver as he accomplished 152 laps for his new workforce AlphaTauri

Gasly marked his first day within the Alpine with the fourth quickest time, ending up simply over 0.4s shy of Sainz with a flying lap within the closing 10 minutes of operating because the floodlights took maintain after sundown.

World champion Max Verstappen was fifth after taking on from Sergio Perez at lunchtime and finishing 76 laps, forward of the Williams pair of Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant. Williams have been one among three groups in a position to run their full 2023 driver line-up as a result of Sargeant being a rookie, one thing McLaren and AlphaTauri have been additionally in a position to do.

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De Vries was seventh general and the busiest driver of the day as he amassed a formidable 152 laps, spinning as soon as within the morning however ending up forward of Lance Stroll, Liam Lawson for Red Bull – who like De Vries additionally spun at Turn 5 – and Jack Doohan for Alpine.

Former Alpine driver Alonso’s race on Sunday got here to a untimely finish when he was pressured to retire with a suspected water leak, so it was maybe no shock he was desirous to be first out on monitor and get as a lot operating as potential with new workforce Aston Martin throughout Tuesday’s take a look at.


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Piastri accomplished over 100 laps with McLaren regardless of inflicting a pink flag after stopping on monitor

Alonso was additionally first on monitor after the opening pink flag of the day, and drove into the afternoon earlier than handing over to new workforce mate Lance Stroll, finishing 97 laps that got here with some ache as a result of his seat, however which supplied him with a constructive first impression of Aston’s automotive.

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Another driver to go away Alpine this 12 months – Piastri – ended up 14th general on his public debut for McLaren and comfortably exceeded 100 laps regardless of inflicting the primary pink flag of the day when he stopped at Turn 7. That was one among two interruptions, the opposite for particles – though that pink flag that was so short-lived that Hulkenberg entered the pit lane and was in a position to roll straight by and rejoin the monitor because the session went inexperienced once more.

It was necessary for Hulkenberg to make up for some misplaced time on his Haas debut, not solely as a result of having had three years out of full-time competitors but additionally as a result of he misplaced two hours of operating within the morning after stopping within the center sector with a technical problem. The incident didn’t require a pink flag, however did see the German miss a bit of monitor time earlier than happening to log 110 laps and end nineteenth quickest, simply over 0.1s and two positions forward of Pietro Fittipaldi.

Abu Dhabi Post-Season Test Leaderboard

Driver Team Best Time Laps Completed
1. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1m 25.245s 65
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m 25.383s 56
3. Robert Shwartzman Ferrari 1m 25.400s 116
4. Pierre Gasly Alpine 1m 25.689s 130
5. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1m 25.845s 76
6. Alex Albon Williams 1m 25.959s 118
7. Logan Sargeant Williams 1m 26.063s 82
8. Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1m 26.111s 151
9. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1m 26.263s 70
10. Liam Lawson Red Bull 1m 26.281s 111
11. Jack Doohan Alpine 1m 26.297s 111
12. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1m 26.312s 97
13. Sergio Perez Red Bull 1m 26.333s 88
14. Oscar Piastri McLaren 1m 26.340s 123
15. Felipe Drugovich Aston Martin 1m 26.595s 106
16. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1m 26.709s 129
17. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m 26.750s 67
18. Lando Norris McLaren 1m 26.890s 115
19. Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1m 27.000s 110
20. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1m 27.123s 135
21. Pietro Fittipaldi Haas 1m 27.172s 99
22. Frederik Vesti Mercedes 1m 27.216s 124
23. George Russell Mercedes 1m 27.240s 73
24. Theo Pourchaire Alfa Romeo 1m 27.591s 106

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