Ricciardo still on top in Abu DhabiUPDATE Daniel Ricciardo completed his domination of the Formula 1 rookie test in Abu Dhabi, by setting a time 1.3 seconds faster than world champion Sebastian Vettel pole position lap for last Sunday's grand prix. But don't let these times fool you. Teams will typically run the car light so the test driver looks brilliant and a potential sponsor then signs on the dotted line.
Overall Times Wednesday Pos Driver Car Time Laps 1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:38.102 77 2. Jerome D'Ambrosio Renault 1:38.802 83 3. Sam Bird MERCEDES GP PETRONAS 1:39.220 82 4. Gary Paffet McLaren 1:39.760 84 5. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1:39.916 93 6. Sergio Perez Sauber 1:40.543 91 7. Paul di Resta Force India 1:40.901 27 8. Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:40.944 81 9. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:40.974 61 10. Yelmer Buurman Force India 1:41.178 67 11. Davide Valsecchi HRT 1:43.013 32 12. Luiz Razia Virgin 1:43.525 70 13. Josef Kral HRT 1:44.143 61 14. Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1:44.312 41 15. Vladimir Arabadzhiev Lotus 1:45.723 49
Daniel Ricciardo continued to dominate the timesheets on the second morning of Formula 1 rookie testing at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. And today he went even faster, posting a time just 0.154 seconds off Sebastian Vettel's pole position time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix giving you some idea just how quickly even a rookie can adapt to an excellent car.
Ferrari test driver Jules Bianchi was able to show his speed for the first time after spending Tuesday concentrating on aerodynamic work. He set the second-fastest time, just over a second off Ricciardo.
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