Ricciardo Fastest On First Day Of Rookie Testing At Abu Dhabi
Daniel Ricciardo was fastest on the first day of the “young driver” tests at Abu Dhabi.
He was driving the all conquering 2010 Red Bull car and came out on top.
Most drivers were not testing for super speed, moreover gathering data for the teams, and gathering data for themselves about driving a Formula One car. For many, it was their first time in the cockpit.
Jules Bianchi, the new Ferrari test driver was at the wheel, as was Sam Bird having his first F1 run with Mercedes Benz.
Pos Driver Car Time 1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m39.616s 2. Oliver Turvey McLaren 1m40.725s 3. Antonio Felix da Costa Force India 1m41.381s 4. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m41.432s 5. Dean Stoneman Williams 1m41.522s 6. Mikhail Aleshin Renault 1m42.073s 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m42.489s 8. Paul di Resta Force India 1m42.736s 9. Sam Bird Mercedes 1m42.985s 10. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin 1m43.518s 11. Pastor Maldonado HRT 1m43.750s 12. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m43.894s 13. Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1m44.924s 14. Rio Haryanto Virgin 1m49.439s