Ruslan

2017 Abu Dhabi Test Results

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Driver                           Team                 Time
Kimi Raikkonen          Ferrari               1:37.768
Romain Grosjean       Haas                 1:39.270
Nico Hulkenberg        Renault             1:39.803
Lewis Hamilton          Mercedes         1:40.017
Daniel Ricciardo        Red Bull             1:40.713
Robert Kubica            Williams            1:41.296
Oliver Turvey              McLaren            1:41.914
Fernando Alonso       McLaren           1:41.995
Nikita Mazepin           Force India       1:42.346
Marcus Ericsson        Sauber              1:43.286
Sean Gelael                Toro Rosso       1:45.622


Not sure that is much to determine here......although Kubica's times and being able to run 58 laps is encouraging.

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Full testing results (Tuesday Final) for the Formula 1 post-season Abu Dhabi test at the Yas Marina circuit.

1.Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1m 37.768s (99 laps)

2.Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1m 38.066s (109 laps)

3.Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m 38.551s (136 laps)

4.Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 39.270s (137 laps)

5.Lance Stroll CAN Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 1m 39.580s (29 laps)

6.Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 39.762s (115 laps)

7.Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault Sport F1 1m 39.803s (85 laps)

8.Nikita Mazepin RUS Sahara Force India-Mercedes 1m 39.959s (90 laps)

9.Robert Kubica POL Williams Martini Racing-Mercedes 1m 41.296s (100 laps)

10.Sean Gelael IDN Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 41.428s (117 laps)

11.Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 41.681s (97 laps)

12.Oliver Turvey BEL McLaren-Honda 1m 41.914s (105 laps)

Robert Kubica only ran in the morning session, Lance Stroll only ran in the afternoon session. McLaren were allowed two cars after cancelling its private Pirelli tyre test in Brazil, Oliver Turvey ran a blind tyre test.

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Well,  we can see that Kimi will be champion next year, at least from results.

Like some members here made conclusions from the test results at the begining of this season. :rolleyes:

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Sirotkin much faster than Kubica with half the laps done....

 

1       Sebastian Vettel    Ferrari    1'37"551        53
2       Esteban Ocon    Force India    1'39"148     01"597    72
3       Valtteri Bottas    Mercedes    1'39"211     01"660    78
4       Max Verstappen    Red Bull    1'39"348     01"797    58
5       Carlos Sainz    Renault    1'39"444     01"893    46
6       Kevin Magnussen    Haas    1'39"810     02"259    63
7       Sergey Sirotkin    Williams    1'39"947     02"396    51
8       Stoffel Vandoorne    McLaren    1'40"817     03"266    38
9       Charles Leclerc    Sauber    1'41"434     03"883    64
10       Lando Norris    McLaren    1'41"714     04"163    84
11       Pierre Gasly    Toro Rosso    1'44"827     07"276    52

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IT looks as if Sirotkin was a bit naughty 

https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubica-fa-progressi-ma-sirotkin-mette-in-difficolta-la-williams-984312/

oh dear, Lowe had to say 

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"I'm not going to talk about speed," said Lowe at the end of the second day of testing. "It's a complicated topic."

well no it isn't very complicated, similar conditions one guys is faster than the other that's all, all very simple and straightforward

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/133350/williams-refuses-to-discuss-kubica-speed

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That's one way how to get free headlines for Williams little longer. Team looks really "important". After several months of this, pondering various scenarios, they are not ready to make a decision? Brilliant minds.

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A shoot out for the seat between a Pole and a Russian? That will get some hearts thumping.

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The problem would be is that Willliams is looking for a slower team mate for Stroll 

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Oh.....I don't think that is what they are doing. I think they are looking for a team leader for the next 2 or 3 years. In so many ways, because of his age, experience, and natural speed, Robert Kubica qualifies. That is probably why he jumped in line ahead of di Resta, Soritkin, Wehrlein, etc. When you have a really inexperienced driver, it helps to have an experienced driver. That is why they kept Massa for a year past his sell date.

Stroll is needed. He provides lots of money and he has some good moments as a driver. Still, they need a team leader. 

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3 hours ago, Ruslan said:

Oh.....I don't think that is what they are doing. I think they are looking for a team leader for the next 2 or 3 years. In so many ways, because of his age, experience, and natural speed, Robert Kubica qualifies. That is probably why he jumped in line ahead of di Resta, Soritkin, Wehrlein, etc. When you have a really inexperienced driver, it helps to have an experienced driver. That is why they kept Massa for a year past his sell date.

Stroll is needed. He provides lots of money and he has some good moments as a driver. Still, they need a team leader. 

2nd that

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4 hours ago, Ruslan said:

Oh.....I don't think that is what they are doing. I think they are looking for a team leader for the next 2 or 3 years. In so many ways, because of his age, experience, and natural speed, Robert Kubica qualifies. That is probably why he jumped in line ahead of di Resta, Soritkin, Wehrlein, etc. When you have a really inexperienced driver, it helps to have an experienced driver. That is why they kept Massa for a year past his sell date.

Stroll is needed. He provides lots of money and he has some good moments as a driver. Still, they need a team leader. 

30 November 2017   8:58 (CET)

Sauber and Toro Rosso as well put that theory to sleep. Check their new line up candidates for next year. In RBR it was the "experienced" driver in a person of DR who was having his car copy-setup to his junior teammate.

Edited by Sakae

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1 hour ago, Sakae said:

30 November 2017   8:58 (CET)

Sauber and Toro Rosso as well put that theory to sleep. Check their new line up candidates for next year. In RBR it was the "experienced" driver in a person of DR who was having his car copy-setup to his junior teammate.

Read that, that's just sooooo embarrassing

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