2018 abu dhabi grand prix qualifying

“Given our qualifying pace this year, coupled with the ever-changing track conditions from session to session here in Abu Dhabi, it was always going to be particularly difficult to predict where we would end up today. 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying "We'll fight on together for the last time and will see what tomorrow brings" Yas Marina Circuit, Saturday 24 November . His time was 1:36.231 min in the Mercedes of last season. Haas need to have the best weekend of their short existence in Abu Dhabi if they’re to overcome the 24-point deficit to Renault for fourth place in the constructors’ championship. Under warm and sunny conditions the last qualifying session started at sunset and finished in darkness. Standings; 2020 Calendar; LATEST NEWS . Subscribe here! Verstappen was almost half a second faster than any other driver in the first session with a best lap of 1:38.491 at the Yas Marina Circuit. Haas’ Romain Grosjean claimed the final ‘best of the rest’ placing of the season – denying Nico Hulkenberg the chance to claim his fourth consecutive appearance in seventh place on the grid in Abu Dhabi – while the similarly Ferrari-engined Sauber of Charles Leclerc was eighth. Vandoorne is out-qualified by Alonso at all grand prix' this season. Ricciardo, too, will start Sunday’s race on the ultrasofts. But it's not the initial idea. The Finn's lap time of one minute, 37.236 seconds saw him finish 0.192 ahead of third-fastest Daniel Ricciardo and 0.207 clear of Mercedes team-mate. All; Formula 1; Formula E; IndyCar; Qualifying Results – 2018 Abu Dhabi GP . Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren F1 Team 1m37.743s -- ELIMINATED IN Q1 (CUT-OFF 1m37.934s)16. ROUND 21: United Arab Emirates . Stoffel Vandoorne BEL McLaren F1 Team 1m38.577s19. 7 hours ago. Here you can read our article on what to expect from the 2018 Abu Dhabi F1 GP. Highlights of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying. Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Abu Dhabi GP 2018. Hamilton has already sealed this year's championship and will soak in his triumph in the last race of the season come Sunday, with 81 points between him and nearest competitor, Vettel, in the standings. Plus, your best 2018 moments. I've been doing this for my whole life. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m34.794s 2. Your email address will not be published. All rights reserved. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing + 0.796s7. Both drivers had clean runs and their times progressed with each lap they did. Visit our cookie policy to find out more about our use of cookies and how to opt out. FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING … “We start five positions away from the points tomorrow and hopefully we can benefit from some action in front of us. Brendon Hartley NZL Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1m37.994s17. 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Full results from qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, round 21 of the 2018 Formula 1 season.2018 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying … With FP3 taking place in different track conditions to qualifying, both drivers worked hard to set up their cars for the cooler temperatures to come, and Fernando finished in 15th and Stoffel in 19th. "Maybe next year, by April or May, I am desperate, on the sofa, so you know, maybe I find a way to somehow come back. That mistake at Turn 6 won't improve his mood either ‘He has never changed who he is’ – Those who know Kimi best pay tribute after he breaks F1 starts record, AS IT HAPPENED: F1 Esports Series, Race 3, presented by Aramco, Schumacher and Hamilton ‘more similar than you might believe’, says Mercedes’ Shovlin, © 2003-2020 Formula One World Championship Limited, ONBOARD: Lewis Hamilton's Abu Dhabi pole lap. Then came the paired up Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, the team having already predicted that they were likely to play third best in qualifying, but more hopeful for a strong performance in the race, with analysis of Friday’s long-run pace data suggesting that their car is the fastest in race trim. On the other hand, I’m looking forward to seeing the chequered flag tomorrow and starting a new chapter. LIVE QUALIFYING – 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “I had a lot of fun out there today and tomorrow I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can too. Mercedes: There’s more time to be found. The drivers having the earliest baths in qualifying were the two of Toro Rossos of Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly – with Gasly pulling up and abandoning his car after his final lap after smoke was seen emanating out of the back of the STR13 as he crossed the line – the McLaren of Stoffel Vandoorne and the two Williams cars of Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll at the back of the field. So another race weekend, another pole positon for Lewis Hamilton. Cal Crutchlow: 'We had a problem in the warm-up lap', Petrucci: 'Pol hit me from the back', loses three positions, Vinales: Two laps closing my eyes to chase down Mir, F1 VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher's wins record. What's surprised us so far as we reach the season's quarter-mark , New Clippers HC spent two-and-a-half years coaching LeBron. In the first stint Valtteri Bottas was slower in the Mercedes than both Red Bull drivers. Out in Q2 went the Renault of Carlos Sainz, the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson, the Haas of Kevin Magnussen and the Force India of Sergio Perez – all four drivers having to watch on as their team mates progressed into the final segment of qualifying, while there was to be no fairy-tale Q3 appearance for Alonso, as the Spaniard went out in P15. He squeaked through by just 0.018s. F1 video: Destination unknown for Sergio Perez. What can he take from that experience to his new role , 'This signing is similar to Thanos getting the last Infinity Stone' , We have some fun to determine the trade value of players who aren't actually available , Valtteri Bottas headed the timesheets in the second practice session at the. That being the case, Renault will doubtless not be too miffed that their drivers finished 10th and 11th in qualifying, both Hulkenberg and Sainz just needing to keep Haas in their sights to ensure Renault take that prized P4. You bet he would. Verstappen didn't drive a very good first stint and was 3 tents slower than his teammate Ricciardo in the Red Bull to get P10. Marcus Ericsson SWE Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1m37.132s13. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Here are the complete results from qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. His second stint was a lot better on the Hypersoft tyres and got him P2. Valtteri Bottas headed the timesheets in the second practice session at the 2018 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday, pushing Red Bull's Max Verstappen into second by 0.044 seconds. “These cars are still nice to drive, even though sometimes when you look at the classification it’s not always what you want to see. Full results from qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina, the final round of the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.162s3. While Mercedes claim the record for the first time a team has locked out the front row five consecutive times at one race, with 57 front-row lock-outs, they’re also now five short of the all-time record. Fernando Alonso signed off his final Friday practice session in F1 by finishing 13th fastest, nearly 1.5 seconds down on Bottas. Charles Leclerc MON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team + 1.443s9. Q3 The last Q3 of the year started when it was already dark. Ferrari have now appeared 10 times at Yas Marina without ever qualifying on the front row – and, worryingly for them, they’ve never won here either…. The weather is not an issue in sunny Abu Dhabi. Red Bull had made a fine start to the last race weekend in the Formula One calendar by finishing first practice at the top of the pile, with Verstappen and Ricciardo clinching a one-two. The weather is not an issue in sunny Abu Dhabi. The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form. Albon, Ocon & Russell to spice up F1 driver market? “It was quite an emotional qualifying session for me because this is the last time I am going to be qualifying in this car. WATCH: First lap chaos and Mansell takes out Senna – 5 shocking Portuguese GP moments, Still a lot more to come from ‘maturing’ Verstappen, says Red Bull boss Horner, WATCH: Highlights of Ayrton Senna's first F1 victory in the spectacular 1985 Portuguese GP. In his final seven races for Renault before he leaves for McLaren, Carlos Sainz has only made it into Q3 once, while Magnussen has only been in Q3 once in the last eight. In the first stint Hamilton again was quickest, but the top 6 was very tight. Alonso finished 18th in first practice and will require a mighty turnaround if he's to have much of an impact on Sunday's starting grid. Romain Grosjean’s P7 was his best-ever grid slot for Abu Dhabi, while his efforts in qualifying also saw Haas appear in Q3 for the first time at Yas Marina. The Spanish driver was 0.8s quicker than his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne, who also drives his last race in Abu Dahbi. Ferrari were way down in Friday's first practice. Lewis Hamilton scored his 83rd F1 pole position during the 2018 Abu Dhabi qualifying session today. I have mixed emotions about tomorrow. But that could make for a thrilling race as the shackles could well be off for the drivers. That will give Hamilton a tactical advantage in the race, while it’s an advantage that his rival Vettel will share too, the Ferrari man opting to run on the purple-walled rubber as well. Fernando and Stoffel will start in 15th and 18th positions respectively for the season finale of 2018, and the final Formula 1 race for both drivers with McLaren. Esteban Ocon was ninth for Force India, while Hulkenberg ended up 10th. On the basis of the second 90 minutes of practice on Friday, Sunday's race should be tight. Find out the full results for all the drivers for the Formula 1 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on BBC Sport, including who had the fastest laps in each practice session, up to three qualifying … Per Benson's report, he said: "Right now it's difficult to think about coming back but the door is not closed. … however, despite the fact that Sebastian Vettel has only won five times after starting off the front row, all five of those came when he started from P3, as he does on Sunday.

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