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The 2014 Abu Dhabi Test is the fourth and final in-season testing event of 2014. Held two days after the culmination of the 2014 season, the testing will mainly be for testing 2015 car parts. The event will be held over two days, the 25th and 26th of November, and will consist of two sessions each day.

Raffaele Marciello, Jolyon Palmer (son of Jonathan Palmer), Spike Goddard, Pascal Wehrlein and Alex Lynn will all get their first taste of an F1 car, while Marcus Ericsson drives a Sauber for the first time.

McLaren will run a Honda engine in an interim chassis dubbed the MP4-29H/1X1. It failed to run in either morning session and only attempted five laps in total, completing three and stopping out on track on the other two.

Force India tested the info wing, which shows race data to the fans from on top of the airbox, on the second day.

Valtteri Bottas scored the fastest time on the first day, while Pascal Wehrlein set the test's fastest lap time on the second day.

Driver running orderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed)
Caterham-Renault CT05 Will Stevens
Ferrari F14 T Kimi Räikkönen Raffaele Marciello
Force India-Mercedes VJM07 Jolyon Palmer Spike Goddard
Lotus-Renault E22 Charles Pic Esteban Ocon / Alex Lynn
McLaren-Honda MP4-29H/1X1 Stoffel Vandoorne
Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid Nico Rosberg Pascal Wehrlein
Red Bull-Renault RB10 Carlos Sainz, Jr. Daniel Ricciardo
Sauber-Ferrari C33 Marcus Ericsson
Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 Max Verstappen
Williams-Mercedes FW36 Valtteri Bottas Felipe Nasr

OverviewEdit

ReportEdit

Day 1Edit

All eyes were on McLaren-Honda as they prepared for the beginning of a new partnership. While the car had been tested at a promotional event two weeks previously, this was to be the first time the car was to be driven properly. However, the car did not make an appearance in the morning session due to electrical issues and only managed three installation laps – the second of which he stopped out on track and caused a red flag.

Valtteri Bottas, in his Williams-Mercedes, topped the timesheets for most of the day, setting a new best time in the last fifteen minutes. Fellow Finn Kimi Räikkönen was about half a second down, while 2014 Championship runner-up Nico Rosberg was third fastest, driving the most laps on the day (114). Jolyon Palmer's best time was just 0.004 seconds slower than Rosberg, and only managed 37 laps due to an engine issue.

Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Will Stevens both managed to pass the 100-lap mark, while Marcus Ericsson, in his first drive in a Sauber, managed 95. Charles Pic, missing the Formula E Putrajaya ePrix race, was fractionally quicker than Ericsson.

Max Verstappen crashed on his third lap after a suspension failure, but eventually competed 55 laps to be ninth-fastest.

Day 2Edit

TimesEdit

Day 1, 25th NovemberEdit

Pos Driver Constructor Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:43.396 79
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:43.888 + 0.492 s 81
3 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid P 1.44.512 + 1.116 s 114
4 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:44.516 + 1.120 s 37
5 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P 1:45.339 + 1.943 s 100
6 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P 1:45.436 + 2.040 s 101
7 France Charles Pic United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E22 P 1:46.167 + 2.771 s 89
8 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:46.253 + 2.857 s 95
9 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 P 1:47.197 + 3.801 s 54
10 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda MP4-29H/1X1 P no time 3

Day 2, 26th NovemberEdit

Pos Driver Constructor Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Germany Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid P 1:42.624 96
2 Italy Raffaele Marciello Italy Ferrari F14 T P 1:43.208 + 0.584 s 91
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 P 1:43.763 + 1.139 s 78
4 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C33 P 1:44.551 + 1.927 s 112
5 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT05 P 1:44.888 + 2.264 s 76
6 Australia Spike Goddard India Force India-Mercedes VJM07 P 1:44.944 + 2.320 s 89
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault RB10 P 1:45.151 + 2.527 s 74
8 Brazil Felipe Nasr United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes FW36 P 1:45.937 + 3.313 s 83
9 United Kingdom Alex Lynn United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E22 P 1:46.168 + 3.544 s 52
10 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E22 P 1:47.013 + 4.389 s 34
11 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda MP4-29H/1X1 P no time 2

NotesEdit

V T E 2014 Formula One Season
Teams Caterham • Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Vettel • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Chilton • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Pérez • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 17 Bianchi • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 25 Vergne • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 44 Hamilton • 45 Lotterer • 77 Bottas • 99 Sutil
Other Drivers Buemi • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Frijns • Gené • Juncadella • Ocon • Paffett • Rigon • Rossi • Sirotkin • Sørensen • Turvey • Van der Garde • Verstappen • Vandoorne • Wolff
Cars CT05 • F14 T • VJM07 • E22 • MR03 • MP4-29 • F1 W05 • RB10 • C33 • STR9 • FW36
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • China • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Tyre tests: 2013 • 2014 • Jerez • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • 3 • Barcelona • Silverstone • Abu Dhabi
See also 2013 Formula One Season • 2015 Formula One Season • Category
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