Daniel Ricciardo did the fastest ever lap of the Yas Marina circuit during the second young drivers’ test day.
He beat Sebastian Vettel’s pole position time by more than a second in the latter stages of the final test day.
Renault’s Jerome d’Ambrosio and Mercedes’ Sam Bird also got under Vettel’s pole time of 1’39.394.
All three were testing for a second day, as were Jules Bianchi (Ferrari, Paul di Resta (Force India), Pastor Maldonado (Williams), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) and Rodolfo Gonzalez (Lotus).
Sauber’s new 2011 driver Sergio Perez was at the wheel of the C29, setting the sixth fastest time.
The end of the session was disrupted by a series of red flags caused by Yelmer Buurman, Pastor Maldonado and Davide Valsecchi.
Jean-Eric Vergne’s session ended early following an engine problem in his Toro Rosso. The French driver said:
Today, we did some set-up work, so that I could begin to experience the basic mechanism of how set-up changes affect the car. There is a lot to think about, with so much information to take on board, much more than I am used to and another aspect that felt strange at first was driving with the power steering.
It?óÔé¼Ôäós been a very hectic but enjoyable time and now I head to Macau where I start free practice tomorrow morning.
This session marked the final time Bridgestone tyres will be used in Formula 1. On Friday the teams will conduct the first test on Pirelli tyres, which will be used in 2011.
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault RB6||1’38.102||0|
|Jerome d’Ambrosio||Renault R30||1’38.802||0.700|
|Sam Bird||Mercedes W01||1’39.220||1.118|
|Gary Paffett||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25||1’39.760||1.658|
|Jules Bianchi||Ferrari F10||1’39.916||1.814|
|Sergio Perez||BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29||1’40.543||2.441|
|Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM03||1’40.901||2.799|
|Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth FW32||1’40.944||2.842|
|Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5||1’40.974||2.872|
|Yelmer Burrman||Force India-Mercedes VJM03||1’41.178||3.076|
|Davide Valsecchi||HRT-Cosworth F110||1’43.013||4.911|
|Luiz Razia||Virgin-Cosworth VR-01||1’43.525||5.423|
|Josef Kral||HRT-Cosworth F110||1’44.143||6.041|
|Rodolfo Gonzalez||Lotus-Cosworth T127||1’44.312||6.21|
|Vladimiar Arabadzhiev||Lotus-Cosworth T127||1’45.723||7.621|
2011 F1 testing
- Young Drivers Test Day 3 in pictures
- Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi
- Young Drivers Test Day 2 in pictures
- Vergne stays quickest on second day of test
- Italian F3 pair complete Ferrari test
- Jean-Eric Vergne leads first day of young drivers test
- McLaren cover least test distance with new car
- Rosberg: Mercedes are “on the up”
- Second Barcelona test day 5 in pictures
- Hamilton: reliability and pace concerns for McLaren