Abu Dhabi take a look at: Ferrari end 2022 on high as Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri make F1 workforce debuts


Carlos Sainz leads one-two-three forward of Charles Leclerc and younger driver Robert Shwartzman in Abu Dhabi post-season take a look at; Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton additionally in motion, whereas Fernando Alonso, Pierre Gasly, Nico Hulkenberg and Oscar Piastri make debuts for brand new groups

Final Up to date: 22/11/22 2:44pm

 Carlos Sainz led Ferrari to a one-two-three in the Abu Dhabi test

Carlos Sainz led Ferrari to a one-two-three within the Abu Dhabi take a look at

Ferrari completed the ultimate observe day of Method 1 2022 on high as Carlos Sainz led a one-two-three within the Abu Dhabi post-season take a look at, which noticed various drivers – together with Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri – debut for his or her new groups.

The one-day take a look at – held two days after Yas Marina’s season-ending race – was largely a tyre take a look at for Pirelli’s new 2023 compounds, whereas all 10 groups had been additionally required to check younger drivers of their second automobiles.

That led to a jam-packed timesheet, with 24 drivers in motion over the day, and Ferrari even locked out the highest three positions.

 Fernando Alonso drove an Aston Martin car without sponsors

Fernando Alonso drove an Aston Martin automotive with out sponsors

Sainz set the tempo within the afternoon with a 1:25.2, a time that was 1.4s down on Max Verstappen’s pole lap for the weekend, forward of team-mate Charles Leclerc, who drove the F1-75 within the opening session. Ferrari improvement driver Robert Shwartzman was third.

 Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes W13 car for the first time

Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes W13 automotive for the primary time

Max Verstappen was back in the Red Bull after his second title-winning season

Max Verstappen was again within the Crimson Bull after his second title-winning season

Verstappen was additionally in motion recent off claiming his record-extending fifteenth win of his second title-winning marketing campaign, ending fifth in his dominant Crimson Bull, as was Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes W13 automotive he admitted over the weekend he cannot wait to see the again of.

Hamilton cut up the day with George Russell (twenty third) and completed seventeenth, with Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti twenty second.

The ultimate day of F1 2022, although, was primarily notable for the drivers making recent begins with new groups.

 Oscar Piastri brought out red flags in the morning session after his McLaren stopped on track

Oscar Piastri introduced out purple flags within the morning session after his McLaren stopped on observe

Alonso was the headline act as he drove in a – sponsor-less due to his Alpine contract – Aston Martin, whereas Pierre Gasly additionally debuted for Alpine, Nico Hulkenberg for Haas and Piastri for McLaren.

Gasly was the quickest non-Ferrari driver of the day in fourth.

Piastri, in the meantime, who brought on a summer season stir together with his notorious transfer from Alpine to McLaren, brought on a purple flag within the morning session after grinding to a halt in his McLaren.

Extra to comply with.

Abu Dhabi post-season take a look at: Ultimate timesheet

Driver Staff Time
1. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:25.245
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:25.383
3. Robert Shwartzman Ferrari (younger driver) 1:25.400
4. Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:25.689
5. Max Verstappen Crimson Bull 1:25.845
6. Alex Albon Williams 1:25.969
7. Logan Sargeant Williams 1:26.063
8. Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1:26.111
9. Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:26.263
10. Liam Lawson Crimson Bull 1:26.281
11. Jack Doohan Alpine 1:26.281
12. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:26.312
13. Sergio Perez Crimson Bull 1:26.333
14, Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:26.340
15. Felipe Drugovich Aston Martin 1:26.595
16. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:26.709
17. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.750
18. Lando Norris McLaren 1:26.890
19. Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:27.000
20. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:27.123
21. Pietro Fittipaldi Haas 1:27.172
22. Frederick Vesti Mercedes 1:27.216
23 George Russell Mercedes 1:27.240
24. Theo Pourchaire Alfa Romeo 1:27.591

What’s subsequent?

That is the final time the drivers will hit the observe in 2022, though there’s nonetheless the small matter of Verstappen being formally topped on the FIA Awards gala this week.

F1 2023 will begin in earnest with launch season – often initially of February – earlier than pre-season testing takes place in Bahrain on February 23-25.

The marketing campaign then formally begins the next weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix on the identical Sakhir observe on March 5.



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