Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton showed the best time in the second session of the free races on the track of Yas Marina.
Ended the second session of the free races of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on the track “Yas Marina”.
At the beginning of the workout, I repeated the story of the first session of the free races. Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso again had a punctured rear left tyre and launched in the second sector, after which he was able to get to the box.
In the first half hour of the session all the pilots went on to settings on a short series of circles, working mainly on the tyres Soft. Also note that a second training session in Abu Dhabi – the most important of all, as this is the time race takes place on Sunday and the track temperature is likely to be the same.
Then the riders rehearsed a quick attempt at the qualification on the soft tyres UltraSoft.
If we talk about the long series of circles, the most optimal tire was Soft, for all pilots, and their pace was steady for about 30 laps. As for the SuperSoft tyres, then they keep a steady pace about 20 laps. The soft tyres UltraSoft is very unstable – 5-7 laps, followed by a strong decrease of the pace in the second round.
As for the incidents, what were the problems with the car from Jenson Button, who not only worked on the track, unlike his teammate Fernando Alonso.
The failure of the first training was for the riders Toro Rosso. Due to two punctures on the machine of quata, a spokesman for the FIA has banned the car of the Russians to leave the pits while the team finds out the causes of punctures. Also almost the entire session missed Carlos Sainz, whose team did not release for security purposes because of the problems on the machine of quata.
Well, the latest incident occurred 10 minutes before the end of the exercise, when in the third sector Sebastian Vettel had problems with the gearbox and he stopped under the bridge that connects the two wings of the colorful hotel, which after the finish line will be written the name of the champion of Formula 1.
Thus, the final Protocol of the second session of the free races, like the first, was headed by the pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton who set the best time of the weekend – 1.40,861. His team-mate Nico Rosberg showed the time by 79 thousandths slower than the Briton.
On the third and fourth placed Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, and behind them is Daniel ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen. Note that the lag of a German in a Ferrari from the leader was about three-tenths of a second.
Also in the top ten included, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa.
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