George Russell has got the best time in the second and final day of testing Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, conducted as usual immediately after the GP final of the season. Russell, the young man in the nursery Mercedes currently in force to the Williams for the occasion and got behind the wheel of the W10, giving the change to the pilot holder, Valtteri Bottas. 1’37″204 it is the time of Russell, who beat two-tenths, the monegasque Ferrari, Charles Leclerc, the protagonist of an incident in the course of the session.
Leclerc is impacted with the back against the barrier in turn 14, resulting in a system of red flag. The damage of the car of monaco have been quite substantial to prevent him to continue the work on the track. Leclerc got his best time with the C5 of the season just ended, while Russell has taken advantage of the C5 developed by Pirelli for the year 2020. The English was over three seconds faster than the time it took yesterday for Williams FW42.
Third lap of session for the canadian Racing Point, Lance Stroll, in front of Pierre Gasly, in force at Toro Rosso and Carlos Sainz, of the McLaren. Sixth time for Esteban Ocon, who has continued the work started yesterday, with Renault getting 128 laps in the session today; Ocon, remember, in 2020, will replace Nico Hulkenberg at the side of Daniel Ricciardo in the team of Enstone.
Follow Alexander Albon, Red Bull; Pietro Fittipaldion the track with the Haas; our Antonio Giovinazzi, on the Alfa Romeo C38; and the two pilots deployed from Williams, the israeli Roy Nissany and the canadian Nicholas Latifi, made official by the team of Grove for the next year.