Shwartzman places Haas on prime as Abu Dhabi F1 check ends


Ferrari junior Shwartzman was the one younger driver collaborating in Wednesday’s check operating on the Yas Marina Circuit, with the rest of the sector utilizing modified mule automobiles on the brand new 18-inch tyres for 2022.

Groups had been solely allowed to subject a younger driver on one of many two days of testing, with all bar Haas opting to take action on Tuesday.

Shwartzman set a quickest lap time of 1m25.348s with 40 minutes remaining within the check day, giving him prime spot by nearly half a second from McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Norris completed second in a modified model of McLaren’s 2021 MCL35M automotive, finishing greater than 100 laps on Pirelli’s 2022 compounds that had been made out there to these operating mule automobiles. Shwartzman’s operating was accomplished on the 13-inch tyres used this yr.

Norris began the day by trialling a brand new LED lights system on the rear wheel covers of the McLaren, providing an indication of future know-how that may very well be utilized in 

Sebastian Vettel recovered from a hydraulic concern within the morning that brought about a stoppage and a crimson flag to finish the day third for Aston Martin. He accomplished greater than two race distances for the crew, and set his quickest lap within the remaining 5 minutes of the session.

George Russell completed fourth for Mercedes after a second day of operating within the Mercedes W10 mule automotive from 2019, ending up six tenths of a second off Norris’s lap time.

Pierre Gasly ended up fifth for AlphaTauri forward of Carlos Sainz, who was sixth within the Ferrari, whereas Fernando Alonso clocked nearly 150 laps en path to seventh for Alpine.

Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo Racing C39 mule

Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo Racing C39 mule

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photographs

F1 2022 rookie Guanyu Zhou continued to place within the laps for Alfa Romeo forward of his official debut subsequent yr, with the crew having fulfilled its younger driver operating on Tuesday. He took over from Valtteri Bottas within the mule automotive for Wednesday, and in the end completed eighth general, one-tenth of a second away from Sergio Perez within the Pink Bull, with 150 laps on the board.

Pietro Fittipaldi propped up the operating order in tenth place for Haas after finishing its mule automotive operating via Wednesday. Williams took no half in Wednesday’s check session because it doesn’t have a mule automotive out there.

F1 will return with official on-track operating on the finish of February with pre-season testing in Barcelona.


Pos Driver Workforce Time Hole Laps
1 Robert Shwartzman Haas 1.25.348   130
2 Lando Norris McLaren 1.25.809 +0.461 103
3 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1.26.379 +1.031 134
4 George Russell Mercedes 1.26.404 +1.056 82
5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1.26.451 +1.103 149
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1.26.706 +1.358 151
7 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1.26.940 +1.592 148
8 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo 1.27.850 +2.508 159
9 Sergio Perez Pink Bull 1.27.991 +2.643 118
10 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas 1.28.622 +3.274 123



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