The Silver arrows driver Lewis Hamilton set the best time in the first session of the free races.
Ended the first session of the free races under the final phase of the calendar of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on the track “Yas Marina”.
In the first exercise took place two changes in the formulations. In Force India is Nico Hulkenberg on the track worked young Mexican Alfonso surrounding info: Salish (6th training season), and the manor Esteban Windows replaced Jordan king (2nd exercise).
It is also worth noting that the first session doesn’t matter much, as it is in the afternoon, while the qualification race will be held in the evening under artificial lighting.
In this workout all focused on working with the search for optimal settings for the track, not too lucky the racer Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat. The Russians at the exit of the last turn got a rear tyre puncture, and then was unable to get to the boxes, staying at the bunch of 8-9 turns. On account Kvyat completed only four laps. Also half workout missed racer McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, whose car has detected a mechanical problem after the installation of the circle.
As for the other incidents, there were a lot of reversals from different angles, in particular unfolded Nasr, king, Hamilton, and Bottas. The most spectacular reversal came from pilot Haas Romain Grosjean, who started to turn in the first turn, after which it sideways in the slide went through the entire security zone, and stopped a few meters away from the wall. Note that the Frenchman once again complained to the team to work the brakes.
Thus, the final Protocol of the first training was led by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton who set the best time on the soft tyres UltraSoft – 1.42,869. On the second line four tenths behind is his teammate Nico Rosberg.
On the third and fourth places were the pilots of Red bull Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo, who was behind the leader on 4-5 tenths, respectively.
Behind them in the Protocol are Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari and Sergio Perez of Force India.
Also in the top ten came Kimi Raikkonen, Carlos Sainz, Felipe Massa and Marcus Ericsson. Well note, good 11th place the backup pilot Force India Alfonso Selisa.
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