Comply with all the most recent updates from the post-season Abu Dhabi check: PlanetF1

The racing could also be over, however the on-track motion is not achieved but. PlanetF1 is dwell in Abu Dhabi to carry you the most recent from the post-season check.

The ultimate day of on-track F1 motion in 2022 sees two assessments run concurrently at Yas Marina on Tuesday. Every group offers a automobile for Pirelli tire testing, which is finished by common race drivers, or skilled newcomers.

Within the second automobile, groups are additionally holding a Younger Driver Take a look at, the place their junior prospects are given an opportunity to shine.

Newest leaderboard (14:00 native)

  1. Charles Leclerc The fugitive 1:25.383 50 laps
  2. Robert Schwartzman The fugitive 1:26.067 62 laps
  3. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:26.312 69 laps
  4. Sergio Perez Pink Bull 1:26.333 88 laps
  5. Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:26.555 62 laps
  6. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:26.709 51 laps
  7. Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.890 45 laps
  8. Philip Dragovich Aston Martin 1:27.053 57 laps
  9. Alex Albon Williams 1:27.369 47 laps
  10. Liam Lawson Pink Bull 1:27.490 46 laps
  11. Yuki Sonoda Alpha Tori 1:27.565 55 laps
  12. Jack Doohan Alpine 1:27.569 57 laps
  13. Theo Porchire Alfa Romeo 1:27.591 53 laps
  14. George Russell Mercedes 1:27.639 45 laps
  15. Peter Fitpaldi Haas 1:27.690 49 laps
  16. Nyck de Vries Alpha Tori 1:27.696 68 laps
  17. Oscar Pastry McLaren 1:27.892 50 laps
  18. Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:28.412 27 laps
  19. Logan Sgt Williams 1:28.413 38 laps
  20. Frederick Westy Mercedes 1:28.446 70 laps
  21. Max Verstappen Pink Bull shouldn’t have time
  22. Lance Troll Aston Martin shouldn’t have time
  23. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes shouldn’t have time
  24. Carlos Sainz The fugitive shouldn’t have time

Which drivers are in motion in postseason testing?

All occasions are native.

1509: Nico Hulkenberg is doing properly to make up for misplaced time after his first cease. 67 laps and counting for the return of F1’s king.


1440: Lando Norris has taken a spin! Round he went to show 13, however he prevented hitting something and he went again with out concern.

1433: Verstappen and Sainz have joined the motion in the previous few minutes! Sainz got here out and did a brief six laps to start out his afternoon, whereas Verstappen did three laps.

1425: Alonso is again within the pits – 97 laps on the board. Count on at hand it over for a stroll at any second.

1420: There’s nonetheless no signal of the remaining 4 drivers. Norris is at present rotating, as are Albon, Porchire, Pastry, Hulkenberg, and Sargent.

1400: All the pieces may be very steady for the time being and even because the unofficial lunch hour attracts to a detailed, we’ve but to see our new members be part of for the afternoon. With Sergio Perez handing over to Max Verstappen for Pink Bull’s tire testing programme, Fernando Alonso drops out. His Aston Martin for Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton took the Mercedes from George Russell, and Carlos Sainz made his remaining outing within the F1-75 after the morning session at Leclerc.

1335: It might not be an official break, however nearly everyone seems to be again within the pits – solely 4 automobiles are on observe now.

1325: And it wasn’t. Now all is properly and dandy. We’re set to see Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll on observe later this afternoon. Lewis did not pull a sick one in spite of everything!

13:12: Pink Flag – Particles on observe between turns 3 and 4. Can affirm that Nyck de Vries was not on the observe on the time (if you understand, you understand!).

This should not be a protracted crimson flag.

13:05: We have completed the unofficial lunch hour and, whereas most are again within the pits, some are selecting to proceed. Leclerc is on observe, as are Norris, Albon and Russell.

1258: A lot of the automobiles at the moment are again within the pits – Albon, Porchire, Fatty Paldi, Sergeant, and Westy are the one drivers on observe.


1250: 10 minutes till the unofficial lunchtime, and it is nonetheless Leclerc in entrance with a 1:25.383 as he conducts Pirelli’s check programme. Robert Schwartzman is second within the second Ferrari, filling Ferrari’s younger driver position for the check.

Alonso has had a really productive morning – he’s third with 69 laps on the board.

1239: Nico Hulkenberg is again on observe after already stopping for Haas. This prices him almost two hours of precious observe time as he’s seen flying some nets.

1233: Now within the final half-hour of the primary session. A one-hour lunch break is coming at 1300 native time. Afternoon session runs from 1400 to 1800.

1226: Yip, Piastri is again in motion.

1224: With McLaren again within the storage, it seems like Piastre might be again once more quickly.

1209: Pierre Gasly lined extra laps than anybody else in Alonso’s 2022 automobile, 66!

1200: The ultimate hour earlier than lunch and the time to beat is Leclerc’s 1:25.383.

1152: Alonso within the Aston Martin, which can take some getting used to, is third.

1147: Inexperienced mild, and we’re working again! Perez, Gasly, Fetti Paldi, and Westi all return to the straight line.

1145: Nonetheless underneath crimson flag situations right here at Yas Marina, because the Piastre-stricken McLaren has been recovered. Solely six hours left within the 2022 season!

1130: Now we have our first crimson flag of the day! Oscar Piastre breaks down on observe after flip 7 – we will nearly see the automobile from the media centre.

1115: Whereas Sergio Perez is properly on his technique to racking up laps with 48 visits to Yas Marina thus far, the motive force with the fewest laps underneath his belt in the present day is Alex Albon – he is achieved simply 9 laps thus far.

George Russell hasn’t managed a lot – he is on 12 laps as he conducts Mercedes’ tire testing program this morning. Lewis Hamilton will take over till noon.

1110: Though Oscar Pastry is getting many of the photographer’s consideration in the present day, as he’s making his McLaren debut, Lando Norris is there too! He’s at present P6, and has simply logged his forty second lap of the day.

1105: Fernando Alonso is again on observe after his first pit cease for set-up adjustments. He has since accomplished 9 extra laps, taking his whole to 29 within the first two hours.

Haas solely has one automobile on observe for the time being, as Nico Hulkenberg’s automobile broke down on observe – nonetheless, he took it off the observe and there was no stopping.

1055: A really steady interval, with only a few laps being thrown in the way in which of drama.

Charles Leclerc led with a 1:25.674, 4 tenths forward of Ferrari team-mate Robert Schwartzman within the second F1-75.

1030: twelfth on the timesheets, with 22 laps on the board – Jack Doohan is having fun with his younger driver’s outing with Alpine this morning.

Alpine's Jack Doohan in the Abu Dhabi Test.  Yas Marina, November 2022.

Alpine’s Jack Doohan within the Abu Dhabi Take a look at. Yas Marina, November 2022.

1015: It is 20 laps thus far for Fernando Alonso in his unbranded Aston Martin, however it seems like his run may be over.

Why? Why is that this…

Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso at the 2022 Abu Dhabi test.  Yas Marina, November 2022.

Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso on the 2022 Abu Dhabi check. Yas Marina, November 2022.



McLaren's Oscar Piastre in the pits at Abu Dhabi testing.  Yas Marina, November 2022.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastre within the pits at Abu Dhabi testing. Yas Marina, November 2022.

0945: Liam Lawson is the most recent to spin – he goes at 5, however continues with out incident.

Thus far all have been very steady on the observe, with an incredible quantity of laps already. Main the way in which when it comes to mileage is McLaren newcomer Oscar Piastri – he has accomplished 19 laps thus far, whereas Perez and Vesti have 17 laps.

0935: Robert Schwartzman spun at 16, and continues.

Alonso additionally went off at Flip 13, however continued with out concern.



0910: A fast spin for Nyck de Vries at flip 5, however he stored it going and off he went once more.

0910: It is a fairly busy begin to the proceedings, as everybody has put Verstappen, Stroll, Albon, Hamilton, and Sainz via at the very least one lap within the first couple of minutes.

It is Perez on high early, already on his tenth lap of the day.

0900: The lights flip inexperienced, and we’re underway for the ultimate day of observe motion in Abu Dhabi!

0855: The timing screens within the media middle have sprung to life, and we’ve a particular plan for in the present day! 24 drivers are anticipated to hit the observe over the subsequent 9 hours. Right here is the plan for every group:

  • Pink Bull – Verstappen/Perez (tyres)/Lawson (younger driver)
  • Ferrari – Leclerc/Sainz (Tyres) / Shwartzman (Younger Driver)
  • McLaren – Norris (Tyres) / Pastry (Younger Driver)
  • Alpine – Gasly (tyres) / Duhan (younger driver)
  • Alfa Tori – Sonoda (tyres) / de Vries (younger driver)
  • Aston Martin – Alonso (Tyres) / Dragovic (Younger Driver)
  • Haas-Hulkenberg (tyres) / Fetti Paldi (younger driver)
  • Mercedes – Hamilton/Russell (Tyres)/Westey (younger driver)
  • Williams – Albon (tyres) / Sergeant (younger driver)
  • Alfa Romeo – Bottas (tyres) / Porchire (younger driver)

0850: In the present day’s schedule is from 9am to 6pm, with an unofficial lunch break between 1pm and 2pm (all native time). Two assessments are underway, the Pirelli Tire Testing in addition to the Younger Driver Take a look at.

To that finish, every group will run two automobiles in the present day – one for every check.


0830: In the present day’s motion begins at 9am native time (5pm UK time) and continues till 6pm.

0800: Good morning from Yas Marina Circuit! The F1 2022 season could also be achieved and dusted however, earlier than everybody within the F1 paddock can chill out and recharge the batteries for subsequent season, we’ve one final check in Abu Dhabi.

We’ll be with you all day (or night time relying on the place you are studying from!) to carry you the very newest, with Thomas Maher reporting from the observe. Ensure you additionally comply with him on Twitter (whereas it is nonetheless there) right here – @thomasmaheronf1

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