2017 Abu Dhabi Post-Season Test, Day 1

28.
November 2017
Abu Dhabi

Lewis drives over 750km on the first tday of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi

Date:                           Tuesday 28 November 2017

Driver:                         Lewis Hamilton
Circuit:                                    Yas Marina Circuit

Circuit Length:                       5.554 km

Laps Completed:        136

Distance Covered:      755km

Best Lap Time:                       1:38.551
Weather Conditions:   Dry, sunny, hot

Lewis got behind the wheel of the W08 EQ Power+ for one last time and completed a total of 136 laps in this year’s post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit. Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed a total of 355 laps (1972km).

Lewis Hamilton:

I’m not really the biggest fan of testing, but it’s been a positive first day of running with these new tyres. We managed to complete plenty of laps and collected lots of data and feedback to ensure we head in the right direction over the winter. We’ve got a good early understanding of these 2018 Pirelli tyres. On early impression, the new HyperSoft is the best tyre that Pirelli have produced since returning to F1. I found that the other compounds are still a bit too hard for my liking but we’re moving in the right direction. It’s a nice way to wrap up the season, with one last day in the W08. I’m definitely ready to take a break now, though!

Position

Driver

Team

Laps Completed

Best Lap Time

01

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

Ferrari

99

1:37.768

02

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Red Bull

109

1:38.066

03

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

136

1:38.551

04

Romain Grosjean (8)

Haas

137

1:39.270

05

Lance Stroll (18)

Williams

29

1:39.580

06

Fernando Alonso (14)

McLaren

115

1:39.762

07

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

Renault

85

1:39.803

08

Nikita Mazepin (35)

Force India

90

1:39.959

09

Robert Kubica (40)

Williams

100

1:41.296

10

Sean Gelael (38)

Toro Rosso

117

1:41.428

11

Marcus Ericsson (9)

Sauber

97

1:41.681

12

Oliver Turvey (47)

McLaren

105

1:41.914

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    Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Abu Dhabi GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton
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