Robert Shwartzman was fastest of the 10 drivers who participated in the final day of testing at the Yas Marina circuit today, having switched from Ferrari to Haas.
Most teams opted not to run a young driver on the second day of testing, with the exception of Haas who again had Robert Shwartzman in their car. Having not opted to build a mule car for tyre testing, Williams were entirely absent from the Wednesday, after testing Logan Sargeant in their 2021 car yesterday.
Shwartzman was fastest, as drivers in mule cars ran Pirelli-specific programmes. Of the drivers running 2022 18-inch tyres, Lando Norris was fastest, the McLaren mule car narrowly leading George Russell’s Mercedes.
There was one red flag period during running, caused by Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin mule car stopping on track. Nonetheless Vettel ended the day fourth fastest.
Guanyu Zhou, the only rookie on the grid for 2022, switched from running Alfa Romeo’s 2021 car yesterday to taking over mule car duties from team mate Valtteri Bottas today. Pietro Fittipaldi also ran the Haas mule car, in place of Nikita Mazepin following his positive test for Covid-19.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Team||Model||Best time||Gap||Laps|
|3||5||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1’26.379||1.031||134|
|6||55||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Ferrari||1’26.706||1.358||151|
|8||24||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo||1’27.850||2.502||150|
|9||11||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||1’27.991||2.643||118|
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