Pirelli Abu Dhabi Dec 2019 Test Review


By Courtesy of Pirelli
December 5 2019

 
 Pirelli Abu Dhabi Dec 2019 Test Review
 
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MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF F1 AND CAR RACING
“We completed two days of testing with the 2020 tyres in temperatures that were more typical of the Formula 1 season. The most important part was giving teams the opportunity to run the 2020 tyres back-to-back with the current 2019 tyres, to see how they compared. Although each team’s test programme was – as usual – individual, the drivers now have a good subjective impression and the next task is to correlate this with the objective data gathered. During the first day, we tended to see shorter runs, with teams concentrating on longer runs during day two. We've noted some improvements, especially with the softest C5 tyre, but that’s not always been matched by the tyres with compounds in the middle of the range. To get the complete picture, we’ll of course analyse all the data in precise detail over the next days, especially the long run data, which is particularly pertinent. Considering the predicted evolution of the cars for next season, we still believe that the 2020 tyre construction remains the best solution, but we are of course open to continue working with the 2019 tyres if this is what the majority of teams desire.”

 
Russell
 
BEST TIMES AND COMPOUNDS
OVERALL – DECEMBER 3-4
DRIVER		TEAM		TIME			COMPOUND
Bottas		Mercedes	1m37.124s (Day 1)	(C4) 2019
Russell		Mercedes	1m37.204s (Day 2)	C5 • 2020
Leclerc		Ferrari		1m37.401s (Day 2)	C5 2019
Vettel		Ferrari		1m37.991s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020
Stroll		Racing Point	1m37.999s (Day 2)	C5 • 2020
Gasly		Toro Rosso	1m38.166s (Day 2)	C5 • 2020
Kvyat		Toro Rosso	1m38.183s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020
Perez		Racing Point	1m38.434s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020
Sainz		McLaren		1m38.729s (Day 2)	C5 • 2020
Ocon		Renault		1m38.950s (Day 2)	(C4) 2019
Albon		Red Bull	1m39.181s (Day 2)	(C4) 2019
Grosjean 	Haas		1m39.526s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020
Fittipaldi 	Haas		1m39.682s (Day 2)	C5 2019 
Norris		McLaren		1m39.741s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020 
Giovinazzi 	Alfa Romeo	1m39.811s (Day 2)	C5 • 2020 
Verstappen 	Red Bull	1m39.926s (Day 1)	(C3) • 2020 
Latifi		Williams	1m40.188s (Day 2)	(C4) • 2020
Russell		Williams	1m40.368s (Day 1)	C5 • 2020 
Raikkonen 	Alfa Romeo	1m40.903s (Day 1)	(C4) 2019
Gelael		Toro Rosso	1m41.640s (Day 1)	(C4) • 2020 
Nissany		Williams	1m43.892s (Day 2)	(C4) • 2020

DAY 1 – DECEMBER 3
DRIVER		TEAM		TIME		COMPOUND
Bottas		Mercedes	1m37.124s	(C4) 2019
Vettel		Ferrari		1m37.991s	C5 • 2020
Kvyat		Toro Rosso	1m38.183s	C5 • 2020
Perez		Racing Point	1m38.434s	C5 • 2020
Grosjean	Haas		1m39.526s	C5 • 2020
Norris		McLaren		1m39.741s	C5 • 2020
Verstappen	Red Bull	1m39.926s	(C3) • 2020
Ocon		Renault		1m39.962s	(C4) 2019
Russell		Williams	1m40.368s	C5 • 2020
Raikkonen	Alfa Romeo	1m40.903s	(C4) 2019
Gelael		Toro Rosso	1m41.640s	(C4) • 2020
Nissany		Williams	1m44.760s	(C3) • 2020

DAY 2 – DECEMBER 4
DRIVER		TEAM		TIME		COMPOUND
Russell		Mercedes	1m37.204s	C5 • 2020
Leclerc		Ferrari		1m37.401s	C5 2019
Stroll		Racing Point	1m37.999s	C5 • 2020
Gasly		Toro Rosso	1m38.166s	C5 • 2020
Sainz		McLaren		1m38.729s	C5 • 2020
Ocon		Renault		1m38.950s	(C4) 2019
Albon		Red Bull	1m39.181s	(C4) 2019
Fittipaldi	Haas		1m39.682s	C5 2019
Giovinazzi	Alfa Romeo	1m39.811s	C5 • 2020
Latifi		Williams	1m40.188s	(C4) • 2020
Nissany		Williams	1m43.892s	(C4) • 2020
 
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