Leclerc ends 2018 F1 testing on top for Ferrari | 2018 F1 season

Ferrari’s new driver Charles Leclerc ended 2018 on top of the testing times at Abu Dhabi.

Leclerc kept Ferrari on top for the second day in a row after his new team mate Sebastian Vettel led the times yesterday.

Drivers concluded two days of running on Pirelli’s new tyre selection for 2019 – which is numbered one, two, three, four and five – and its 2018 compounds for reference. Leclerc ended the test with the quickest time overall, three-tenths quicker than Vettel managed yesterday.

Pierre Gasly was second-fastest on his first run for Red Bull since replacing Daniel Ricciardo. Lance Stroll spent a full day driving for Force India, who are expected to formally confirm him as Sergio Perez’s team mate for next season.

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat returned to the team for the first time since being cut from their line-up last season. However he only covered 37 laps in the STR13.

Haas ran test driver Louis Deletraz, who had a spin early in the session without hitting anything.

This article will be updated.

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