Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries set the pace during post-season Formula 1 running at the Yas Marina Circuit on Tuesday.
Formula 1 has stayed on at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for two days of track activity.
A test for young drivers took place using 2021 cars while concurrently a test for regular F1 racers on mule cars, adapted for the new-for-2022 18-inch tyres, also took place.
Haas was not present at the young driver test today (Tuesday), as it will field Robert Shwartzman on Wednesday, while Williams is not participating in the tyre test as it does not have a mule car.
Formula E champion de Vries set a time of 1:23.194s as the young drivers running 2021-spec cars finished in the leading positions.
AlphaTauri’s Liam Lawson was second, 1.3s behind de Vries, ahead of Alpine’s Oscar Piastri and McLaren IndyCar front-runner Pato O’Ward.
Guanyu Zhou was fifth as he linked up with Alfa Romeo for the first time – he will run the mule car on Wednesday – while Red Bull junior Juri Vips was sixth and had a minor off at Turn 14 late on.
Aston Martin simulator driver Nick Yelloly finished seventh.
Daniel Ricciardo was eighth overall and the lead driver of those who were using mule cars adapted to fit the revised wheel sizes.
His best time was three seconds down on de Vries’ benchmark.
World Champion Max Verstappen returned to track action for the first time since sealing his maiden title on Sunday, running Red Bull’s mule car, while George Russell was in action for Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas got his first experience with Alfa Romeo as he ran its mule car.
Antonio Fuoco was the most productive driver as he split his running between Ferrari’s SF21 and its mule car, running a combined 146 laps.
Logan Sargeant also had his first run out for Williams and completed 92 laps.
|5||G. Zhou||Alfa Romeo||1:25.142||119|
|6||J. Vips||Red Bull||1:25.198||97|
|7||N. Yelloy||Aston Martin||1:25.333||118|
|9||L. Stroll||Aston Martin||1:26.579||143|
|12||V. Bottas||Alfa Romeo||1:27.183||127|
|17||M. Verstappen||Red Bull||1:28.013||124|