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GP Abu Dhabi, prove libere venerdì–21/11/2014

Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton stays ahead of Rosberg in FP2

Lewis Hamilton drew first blood in the battle for the Formula 1 title by outpacing Nico Rosberg in Friday practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rosberg was faster in the first part of the session when the field was running on the slower soft-compound Pirellis by over six tenths of a second.

But once the field bolted on the super-softs, it was Hamilton who emerged as the pacesetter, shading Rosberg by 0.144s on his first flier and then improving by almost half-a-tenth on his second attempt.

Rosberg subsequently shaved a tenth off his laptime, but ended up 83 thousandths of a second slower than his Mercedes team-mate.

Both had very brief visits to the run-off during the session as they fought for supremacy, but Mercedes still had a crushing advantage on pace.

Kevin Magnussen was best-of-the rest in third place ahead of Sebastian Vettel, but such was the advantage of Mercedes that they were the only other drivers to better Rosberg’s earlier top time on the soft rubber.

Valtteri Bottas was fifth fastest, just under a second off the pace, pipping the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

Kimi Raikkonen was seventh fastest for Ferrari, but it was a disappointing session overall for the Scuderia as the second car of Fernando Alonso stopped after two laps with a suspected engine problem.

Jenson Button’s running was limited thanks to a hydraulic leak that delayed him early on, but he was able to completed 21 laps and ended up eighth fastest.

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat and Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10.

The lead Force India of Sergio Perez missed out on the top 10 by less than two tenths, with Pastor Maldonado 12th fastest.

With Alonso bottom of the timesheets after not setting a time, the returning Caterhams brought up the rear.

But Kamui Kobayashi was just over half-a-second off the back of the midfield pack.

Behind him, Will Stevens completed 33 laps in the second Caterham and continued his learning curve after a disrupted morning session, ending up within five seconds off the pace.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m42.113s 35
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m42.196s 0.083s 37
3 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Mercedes 1m42.895s 0.782s 37
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 1m42.959s 0.846s 33
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m43.070s 0.957s 34
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m43.183s 1.070s 32
7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m43.489s 1.376s 33
8 Jenson Button McLaren/Mercedes 1m43.503s 1.390s 23
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m43.546s 1.433s 38
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m43.558s 1.445s 34
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m43.746s 1.633s 37
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Renault 1m44.005s 1.892s 38
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m44.068s 1.955s 32
14 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso/Renault 1m44.157s 2.044s 39
15 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber/Ferrari 1m44.316s 2.203s 38
16 Adrian Sutil Sauber/Ferrari 1m44.763s 2.650s 37
17 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Renault 1m44.986s 2.873s 35
18 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham/Renault 1m45.505s 3.392s 38
19 Will Stevens Caterham/Renault 1m47.057s 4.944s 34
20 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2

Da Autosport.com


Abu Dhabi GP: Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice session

Lewis Hamilton recorded the quickest time in the opening practice session for this weekend’s Formula 1 title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver set a laptime 0.133 seconds quicker than his team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Once again the two title protagonists dominated the top of the timesheets, with a 1.7-second margin over Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari in third.

The two Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were next up in fourth and fifth places respectively.

The Toro Rossos set the sixth and seventh quickest times with Jean-Eric Vergne lapping a tenth ahead of his team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

Valtteri Bottas was eighth, but just half an hour into the session he suffered an alarming moment when the engine bodywork was ripped off the right-hand side of his Williams at high speed.

His Williams team-mate Felipe Massa was also forced to pit with a similar problem and the team elected not to run again in the session. Massa was 13th.

Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top 10 in their Force Indias ahead of Kevin Magnussen’s McLaren and the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

Another driver near the bottom of the timesheets was Jenson Button. He suffered a problem with his McLaren and could only manage eight laps in total, leaving him 17th.

Lotus was forced to replace one of its front wings after it was damaged by hitting a bird on track.

Briton Will Stevens was last on the timesheets in his first ever F1 session for Caterham.

His running was curtailed after just a single installation lap due to a suspected problem with his Renault power unit.

After a long fix, Stevens was able to resume the session with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Two other drivers made their practice debuts on Friday lunchtime at the Yas Marina circuit.

Formula 3 European champion Esteban Ocon stepped into Romain Grosjean’s Lotus, while GP3 and sportscar racer Adderly Fong took over Adrian Sutil’s Sauber.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m43.476s 32
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m43.609s 0.133s 31
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m45.184s 1.708s 22
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 1m45.334s 1.858s 30
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m45.361s 1.885s 23
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso/Renault 1m45.718s 2.242s 17
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m45.835s 2.359s 32
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m45.913s 2.437s 8
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m45.983s 2.507s 23
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m46.030s 2.554s 24
11 Kevin Magnussen McLaren/Mercedes 1m46.049s 2.573s 23
12 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m46.131s 2.655s 23
13 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m46.549s 3.073s 7
14 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber/Ferrari 1m46.556s 3.080s 28
15 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Renault 1m46.711s 3.235s 31
16 Esteban Ocon Lotus/Renault 1m47.066s 3.590s 29
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Mercedes 1m47.235s 3.759s 8
18 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham/Renault 1m47.971s 4.495s 24
19 Adderly Fong Sauber/Ferrari 1m48.269s 4.793s 25
20 Will Stevens Caterham/Renault 1m50.684s 7.208s 14

Da Autosport.com

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