Jean-Eric Vergne, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jean-Eric Vergne, Abu Dhabi, 2011
Jean-Eric Vergne, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Jean-Eric Vergne repeated Daniel Ricciardo’s 2010 feat of being fastest on every day of the young drivers test.

Vergne set a best time of 1’38.917 to head the final day of testing at the circuit.

Two other drivers who drove on all three days of the test occupied the top three: Sam Bird for Mercedes ahead of Jules Bianchi in the Ferrari.

Esteban Gutierrez caused a brief delay in the session after he went off the track in his Sauber.

Driver Team Time Gap
Jean-Eric Vergne Red Bull 1’38.917
Sam Bird Mercedes 1’40.897 1.980
Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1’41.347 2.430
Oliver Turvey McLaren 1’41.513 2.596
Max Chilton Force India 1’41.575 2.658
Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1’42.049 3.132
Mirko Bortolotti Williams 1’43.277 4.360
Kevin Ceccon Toro Rosso 1’43.686 4.769
Alexander Rossi Lotus 1’44.283 5.366
Jan Charouz Renault 1’44.470 5.553
Stefano Coletti Toro Rosso 1’44.545 5.628
Nathanael Berthon HRT 1’45.839 6.922
Robert Wickens Virgin 1’45.934 7.017
Charles Pic Virgin 1’46.348 7.431

Combined test times

Driver Team 15th 16th 17th Gap Total laps
Jean-Eric Vergne Red Bull 1?40.011 1?40.188 1’38.917 172
Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1?40.960 1?40.279 1’41.347 1.362 282
Sam Bird Mercedes 1?43.548 1?43.734 1’40.897 1.980 251
Oliver Turvey McLaren 1?43.502 1’41.513 2.596 124
Max Chilton Force India 1?43.016 1’41.575 2.658 160
Gary Paffett McLaren 1?42.912 1?41.756 2.839 112
Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1?43.637 1’42.049 3.132 173
Robert Wickens Renault 1?42.217 3.300 78
Fabio Leimer Sauber 1?42.331 3.414 67
Valtteri Bottas Williams 1?43.118 1?42.367 3.450 159
Johnny Cecotto Jnr Force India 1?42.873 3.956 84
Mirko Bortolotti Williams 1’43.277 4.360 74
Kevin Ceccon Toro Rosso 1?44.808 1’43.686 4.769 132
Kevin Korjus Renault 1?43.776 4.859 70
Luiz Razia Lotus 1?43.944 5.027 89
Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1?44.022 5.105 87
Alexander Rossi Lotus 1’44.283 5.366 74
Jan Charouz Renault 1’44.470 5.553 82
Stefano Coletti Toro Rosso 1?45.278 1’44.545 5.628 135
Dani Clos HRT 1?45.329 6.412 68
Nathanael Berthon HRT 1?48.646 1’45.839 6.922 60
Robert Wickens Virgin 1’45.934 7.017 34
Charles Pic Virgin 1?46.930 1?46.698 1’46.348 7.431 140
Jan Charouz HRT 1?46.644 7.727 56
Adrian Quaife-Hobbes Virgin 1?47.292 8.375 32

Jan Charouz and Robert Wickens drove more than one car during the test.

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