Raikkonen, with a fire extinguisher, on his return to Sauber

Lance Stroll (Force India), George Russell (Williams) and Lando Norris (McLaren), other foci of attention in Yas Marina during the test Pirelli The first day

Raikkonen, with a fire extinguisher, on his return to Sauber

Lance Stroll (Force India), George Russell (Williams) and Lando Norris (McLaren), other foci of attention in Yas Marina during the test Pirelli

The first day of practice in Abu Dhabi, organised by Pirelli to test the tyres to the World 2019, kicked off this Tuesday with Kimi Raikkonen as the main protagonist. The Finnish pilot of Ferrari during the last five seasons, it premiered with the wheel of the Sauber, the same team where 17 years ago he had his debut in the Formula. A session rugged for the world champion, who suffered a mechanical problem and had to use a fire extinguisher to put out the smoke that came out of the back of your car.

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) set the best time (1:36.812) of a session where Raikkonen only stayed ahead of Sean Gelael, tester of Toro Rosso. A discreet start to the team from switzerland, that the next course, with the final landing of Alfa Romeo, wants to fight the fourth place in the championship with Renault, Haas and McLaren.

Raikkonen, 39 years old, will again be the pilot, more veteran on the grid, ahead of Robert Kubica (35) and Lewis Hamilton (33). The Polish was another of the focuses of attention at Yas Marina, where he also shot Lance Stroll (Force India), George Russell (Williams) and Lando Norris (McLaren), also to be released in 2019 with their teams.

waiting for Sainz

Carlos Sainz, will make his debut on Wednesday, with McLaren in these tests, where teams can't use different parts of the World 2018 and have to comply with the program established by Pirelli.

remember that next season the supplier Italian will reduce your range of colors in an effort to make them more understandable for the viewers. In this way, the next year will use the white for the hardest compound, yellow for medium, and red for soft.

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Updated Date: 01 December 2018, 08:00

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