December 6, 2019

Abu Dhabi GP final practice & debate

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By Michael Emons

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  2. Session three document

    Red Bull’s Max
    Verstappen pipped the Mercedes drivers to quickest time in closing put collectively at the
    season-ending Abu Dhabi Sizable Prix.

    The Dutchman became as soon as 0.074 seconds faster than Lewis Hamilton,
    with Valtteri Bottas a extra 0.015secs in the help of.

    Red Bull’s Alexander Albon became as soon as fourth before the Ferraris
    of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

    However the Ferrari drivers put of abode their quickest cases on the slower
    medium tyre, which implies they too are in the fight for pole.

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    These are the cases from session three. Shut, so, so shut.


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    Who has been the handiest / worst / most overachieving / most disappointing driver of the season and why?

    Jerome Leonard:Max Verstappen the handiest. Keep him in a consistently competitive vehicle and he wins it. Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz over achieving. Sebastian Vettel most disappointing.

    Max Verstappen

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  5. BreakingVerstappen quickest in third put collectively

    Red Bull’s Max Verstappen became as soon as 2nd in the outlet session on Friday and is now top.

    If here’s one thing to tear by then qualifying goes to be astonishing. Lower than one tenth separates the tip three. Lewis Hamilton is 2nd, Valtteri Bottas third, Alexander Albon takes fourth, Sebastian Vettel fifth, Charles Leclerc sixth.

    The smartly-liked top six are the tip six.

    Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly develop up the remaining of the tip 10.

    Max Verstappen

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  6. ‘Launch qualifying’

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    Right here is an launch qualifying. You’ve Verstappen and Hamilton and what can Ferrari attain on the relaxed tyres? They’ve been competitive on the medium tyres. It will be energetic.

  7. Chicken’s-eye leer

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    Max Verstappen to the tip, by 0.074 seconds over Lewis Hamilton. All all over again Verstappen looks to be the handiest person that can present up the Silver Arrows. Only 0.089 separate the tip three.

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    Oil venture for Sergio Perez, and also an venture for the following Kimi Raikkonen, whose on-board camera is now barely blurry.

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    Alexander Albon became as soon as down in 14th but has sorted himself out to soar up to fourth, in the help of team-mate Max Verstappen. That bumps the Ferraris down to fifth and sixth, but the tip six are handiest separated by three tenths so that bodes successfully for an exhilarating qualifying later on.

  11. Get Eager #bbcf1

    Who has been the handiest / worst / most overachieving / most disappointing driver of the season and why?

    Kenny W-Good ample:Worst driver aloof Stroll, Kubica would be faster than him in RP. Overachiever Norris. Simplest Hamilton. Verstappen and Leclerc between them will allow Hamilton to be champion subsequent year. No shock if Vettel announces retirement after the following day, even if he has signed for subsequent year.


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    Carlos Sainz, who bought himself into the tip three in Brazil, is up to seventh. Daniel Ricciardo’s lap is aloof an improbable one as he’s sixth.

    Alexander Albon, who became as soon as two laps away from his first podium a couple of weeks previously before he became as soon as tagged by Lewis Hamilton, is successfully down the discipline and handiest 14th right this moment.

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    Lewis Hamilton is aloof main the vogue, but handiest exact, by 0.015 seconds. Then Valtteri Bottas, then the two Ferraris, with Sebastian Vettel in third and Charles Leclerc.

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    Who has been the handiest / worst / most overachieving / most disappointing driver of the season and why?

    Tim Marshall:Most disappointing driver of the season… Sebastian Vettel. He’s a 4x World Champion but retains making rookie errors and will not be taking ample responsibility for it.

    Nadine Lindsay:Lewis Hamilton: 100% 10/10.

    Lando Norris: 8/10.

    Carlos Saniz: 9/10.

    Charles Leclerc: 8/10.

    Valtteri Bottas: 6/10.

    Sebastian Vettel: 2/10.

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    Heaps are on the market and going faster. Request a frantic closing 20 minutes to this session.

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  17. How they stand with 25 minutes left

    1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 1:36.640)
    2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, +0.549)
    3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull, +0.562)
    4. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, +1.fifty three)
    5. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault, +1.631)
    6. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso, +1.939)
    7. Romain Grosjean (Haas, +1.993)
    8. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso, +2.029)
    9. Kevin Magnussen (Haas, +2.139)
    10. Alexander Albon (Red Bull, +2.176)
  18. Get Eager #bbcf1

    Who has been the handiest / worst / most overachieving / most disappointing driver of the season and why?

    Maxi Poole:Simplest – Max Verstappen. Keep all of them in the identical vehicle, he wins.

    Worst – Romain Grosjean. Doubtless in the vehicle. Kubica and Russell would bag more out of it.

    Overachieving – Carlos Sainz. True stumble on.

    Disappointing – Nico Hulkenberg. Likelihood to expose he belongs with a top team with Daniel Ricciardo as a team-mate. Likelihood neglected.

    Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo

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    More defective details for Max Verstappen as he’s now been dropped down to third. The Mercedes two had been top, then the Dutchman took over, now the Mercedes pair dangle reclaimed first and 2nd.

    Hamilton with a 1:36.877 to manual us now.

  20. Emergency! Kind of.

    Max Verstappen says this over team radio: “I set not mediate my lumber is working, it exact says 999.”

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