The first day of practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix brought an encouraging sign that Red Bull might not have things entirely their own way.
Kimi Raikkonen’s angry exchange with Lotus was one of the defining moments of the Indian Grand Prix, but there was plenty more of interest being said on the team radios.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
F1 teams will get to test Pirelli’s new tyres for 2014 in the final race of the year.
Kimi Raikkonen has warned Lotus the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be his last drive for them if they do not pay him his outstanding wages.
Lotus reverted to the short wheelbase chassis which they started the season with for Kimi Raikkonen in today’s practice sessions at his request.
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Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has played down claims of a rift between the team and Kimi Raikkonen.
Red Bull took their customary positions at the head of the times sheets in the second practice session. Sebastian Vettel led Mark Webber by a tenth of a second.
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