28 November

2017 Abu Dhabi Post-Season Test, Day 1

28 November 2017
Lewis drives over 750km on the first tday of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Driver: Lewis Hamilton
Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit
Circuit Length: 5.554km
Laps Completed: 136
Distance Covered: 755km
Best Lap Time: 1:38.551

Weather Conditions: Dry, sunny, hot

Lewis got behind the wheel of the W08 EQ Power+ for one last time and completed a total of 136 laps in this year's post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit. Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 355 laps (1972km).

Lewis Hamilton:
I'm not really the biggest fan of testing, but it's been a positive first day of running with these new tyres. We managed to complete plenty of laps and collected lots of data and feedback to ensure we head in the right direction over the winter. We've got a good early understanding of these 2018 Pirelli tyres. On early impression, the new HyperSoft is the best tyre that Pirelli have produced since returning to F1. I found that the other compounds are still a bit too hard for my liking but we're moving in the right direction. It's a nice way to wrap up the season, with one last day in the W08. I'm definitely ready to take a break now, though!

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Kimi Räikkönen (7) Ferrari 1:37.768 99
2 Daniel Ricciardo (3) Red Bull 1:38.066 109
3 Lewis Hamilton (44) Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:38.551 136
4 Romain Grosjean (8) Haas 1:39.270 137
5 Lance Stroll (18) Williams 1:39.580 29
6 Fernando Alonso (14) McLaren 1:39.762 115
7 Nico Hülkenberg (27) Renault 1:39.803 85
8 Nikita Mazepin (35) Force India 1:39.959 90
9 Robert Kubica (40) Williams 1:41.296 100
10 Sean Gelael (38) Toro Rosso 1:41.428 117
11 Marcus Ericsson (47) Sauber 1:41.681 97
12 Oliver Turvey (47) McLaren 1:41.914 105
posted at 17:19:00 on 11/28/17 by webmaster - Category: tests