Lotus: Long-run pace looks very encouraging on both tyres 1 November, 2013 Kimi Räikkönen ended the first day of practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the fourth fastest time of the day at the Yas Marina Circuit; racking up the joint-highest number of laps completed in the process [65 across the two sessions].
Romain Grosjean was fastest in the first session, but had a brake and then a vibration issue in the second session to end the day twelfth fastest.
Technical Programme Notes: Kimi ran with the team’s original, shorter wheelbase specification whilst Romain ran with the later, longer wheelbase specification.
Kimi ran trouble-free throughout both sessions enabling a variety of...
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