Lap Times FP1 2019 Abu Dhabi F1 GP

The Yas Marina harbour during at Yas Marina Circuit (Photo by Zak Mauger / LAT Images)

F1 Race Event: Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix
Race Track:Yas Marina Circuit

Weather: dry  26.1°C
Tarmac: dry  35.0°C
Humidity : 58.5%
Wind : 1.6 m/s S
Pressure: 1017.7 bar

Both Mercedes drivers topped the timesheet in the first half an hour of this first free practice session for the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas was quickest with 1:37.939 and already 0,5s quicker than the fastest lap time of last years FP1. His team mate Lewis Hamilton was 0.6s slower and Max Verstappen was 3rd. Both Ferrari's 4th and 5th, With Sebastian Vettel 2 tents in front of Charles Leclerc.

After one hour into the session the engine in the back of Daniel Ricciardo's Renault blew up and had dropped a lot of oil on the tarmac. A red flag period was needed to clean up the oil. At that moment Bottas was still quickest and even had improved his quickest lap time with 1 second on medium tyres! Verstappen was 2nd on 0.5s, Hamilton 3rd on 0.6s and Alexander Albon 4th on 1.1s.

With 2 minutes to go Vettel was pushing for a good lap time and went to fast in turn 19 and spun his Ferrari with the back into the barrier. He didn't hit the barrier very hard but was unable to continue because his left rear wheel was to damaged. The session again was red flagged until the end.

The quickest lap time of last year was 1:38.491 min set by Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.

FP1 Lap Times 2019 Abu Dhabi GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
177Valtteri BottasMercedes1:36.95723Medium
233Max VerstappenRed Bull1:37.492+0.535s22Soft
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:37.591+0.634s20Soft
423Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:38.084+1.127s23Soft
55Sebastian VettelFerrari1:38.906+1.949s19Medium
68Romain GrosjeanHaas1:39.146+2.189s18Soft
716Charles LeclercFerrari1:39.249+2.292s18Soft
820Kevin MagnussenHaas1:39.350+2.393s19Soft
999Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:39.423+2.466s20Medium
1027Nico HülkenbergRenault1:39.505+2.548s22Medium
114Lando NorrisMcLaren1:39.628+2.671s18Soft
1218Lance StrollRacing Point1:39.864+2.907s23Soft
137Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:39.888+2.931s17Medium
1411Sergio PérezRacing Point1:39.901+2.944s17Soft
1526Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:39.969+3.012s20Medium
1610Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1:40.401+3.444s17Medium
1755Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:40.687+3.730s23Medium
1888Robert KubicaWilliams1:40.792+3.835s21Soft
193Daniel RicciardoRenault1:40.850+3.893s12Medium
2063George RussellWilliams1:41.362+4.405s24Soft


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