DAY TWO OVERVIEW
|Date||Wednesday 4 December 2019|
|Location||Yas Marina Circuit (5.554km/3.451 miles)|
|Laps/km/miles||112 laps/622.05km/386.51 miles|
CARLOS SAINZ, 55
“Another good day of testing. I obviously have good memories from the 2018 Abu Dhabi test when I jumped into a McLaren for the first time. Also, testing again this year has given me a chance to compare and feel the progress we’ve made since last season. But apart from that, the test day itself ran smoothly trying the Pirelli compounds.
“In general, I’m pleased and happy with how everything went. A big, big thank you to the mechanics and the team for the effort that they’ve put in during testing with all the long hours. It was great to sign off the 2019 season with 112 laps and a lot of data for next season.”
ANDREA STELLA, Performance Director
“Another productive day of testing and although we had little delays, we again clocked up over 600km and ran without any major issues to entirely accomplish our set programme.
“Over the two days, we’ve learned extensively about the 2020 tyre and have been able to compare them with the current 2019 tyre – important information that will be extremely useful to both Pirelli and ourselves. A good end to 2019 and a big thank you to everyone here in Abu Dhabi and also back at the McLaren Technology Centre for their tremendous efforts this year.
TODAY'S OFFICIAL TESTING TIMES
|1||George Russell||Mercedes||1:37.204s||145 laps|
|2||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:37.401s||103 laps|
|3||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:37.999s||132 laps|
|4||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1:38.166s||146 laps|
|5||Carlos Sainz||McLaren||1:38.729s||112 laps|
|6||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:38.950s||128 laps|
|7||Alex Albon||Red Bull||1:39.181s||139 laps|
|8||Pietro Fittipaldi||Haas||1:39.682s||135 laps|
|9||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:39.811s||115 laps|
|10||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:40.188s||107 laps|
|11||Roy Nissany||Williams||1:43.892s||38 laps|
The closing of today’s test marks the end of the 2019 season and the final run for the McLaren MCL34. The team will now return to the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK, and continue preparations for the 2020 season.
Two days (Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 December).
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