ABU DHABI GP

 

 

Round 21 – Yas Marina. 29 Nov to 1 Dec 

 

All times UK

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel 4

Fri 29th

FP1

0900 to 1030

0845 to 1045

 

FP2

1300 to 1430

1245 to 1450

Sat 30th 

FP3

1000 to 1100

0945 to 1130

 

Qual

1300 to 1400-ish

1200 to 1440

Recording: 1700 to 1830

Sun 1st

Race

1310 to 1440-ish

1130 to 1630

Recording: 1685 to 2000

 

Individual drivers’ tyre choices:

 

Hard

(White)

Medium (Yellow)

Soft

(Red)

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2

3

8

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

1

4

8

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

1

4

8

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

2

3

8

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Alexander Albon (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)

1

4

8

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

2

3

8

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

1

4

8

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

2

3

8

Carlos Sainz (McLaren)

1

4

8

Lando Norris (McLaren)

2

3

8

Sergio Perez (Racing Point)

2

3

8

Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

2

3

8

Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber)

1

4

8

Antonio Giovinazzi (Sauber)

2

3

8

Daniil Kvyat  (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)

2

2

9

George Russell  (Williams)

2

2

9

Robert Kubica (Williams)

1

3

9

 

FP1:

·      This session was being used very much as a test session for many (e.g. Hamilton ran a completely new front wing) for some of next year’s components, so times are pretty meaningless.

·      With 30 minutes or so to go Ricciardo’s Renault engine went pop and left all its oil on the track before he could pull off. The session was red flagged while they sorted that out.  The started again with 15 minutes to go.

·      Just 2 minutes to the end Vettel spun into the barrier (driver error) and again there was red flag so that was the end of the session.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m36.957s 

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

3

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

4

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m38.087s 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

1m38.906s 

6

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

7

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

8

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

9

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

11

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

14

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

15

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m39.969s 

16

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

17

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

18

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

 

19

Ricciardo

Renault

1m40.850s 

20

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m41.362s 

 

FP2:

In this session the times listed were achieved during the first part, when everyone was in qualifying mode, but then the rest of the session was spent practising higher fuel race simulations. There was a red flag with 18 minutes to go when Bottas and Grosjean came together and left debris over the track. The track went ‘green’ again with 12 minutes to spare.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m36.256s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

4

Vettel

Ferrari

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m37.288s 

7

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

8

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

9

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

10

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

11

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

12

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

13

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

16

Ricciardo

Renault

1m38.400s 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

18

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m39.512 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

 

 

FP3:

With one or two exceptions, these times are far more representative.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

1m36.566s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

 

6

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

7

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

8

Ricciardo

Renault

1m37.615s 

9

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

10

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

11

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

12

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

13

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

16

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

17

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m38.580s 

18

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m39.859s 

 

Q1:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m35.851s 

2

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Leclerc

Ferrari

6

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m36.961s

7

Vettel

Ferrari

8

Ricciardo

Renault

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

10

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

11

Hulkenberg

Renault

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

13

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

14

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

15

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

1m37.710s 

16

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m38.051s 

17

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

18

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m39.236s 

 

Q2:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m35.543s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Vettel

Ferrari

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

6

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

7

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

1m36.718s

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

9

Ricciardo

Renault

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m36.859s

11

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m37.055s

12

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

13

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

14

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

15

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

1m37.254s 

 

Q3:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

8

Ricciardo

Renault

9

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

GRID:

Bottas had multiple unscheduled changes in the engine compartment and was dropped to the back of the grid.

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

22

 

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

20

 

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

19

 

4

Vettel

Ferrari

18

 

5

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

17

6

Norris

McLaren-Renault

16

7

Ricciardo

Renault

15

8

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

14

9

Hulkenberg

Renault

13

10

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

12

11

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

10

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

9

13

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

8

 

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

7

 

15

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

6

 

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

5

 

17

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

4

 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

3

 

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

2

 

20

Bottas

Mercedes

1

Penalty 

 

RACE:

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

53

23

2

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

52

20

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

53

19

4

Bottas

Mercedes

53

18

5

Vettel

Ferrari

53

17

6

Albon

Red Bull-Renault

53

16

7

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

52

15

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

52

14

9

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

52

13

10

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

52

12

11

Ricciardo

Renault

52

10

12

Hulkenberg

Renault

52

9

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

52

8

14

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

52

7

15

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

52

6

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

52

5

17

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

52

4

18

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

51

3

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

51

2

20

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

46

1

Brakes

 

 

 

 

© Ian Bushnell, 2019