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F1: Sean Gelael Takes Abu Dhabi F1 Test: Different Tires, Different Taste

F1: Sean Gelael Takes Abu Dhabi F1 Test: Different Tires, Different Taste

 

Sean Gelael immediately took the Abu Dhabi F1 test after F2 2019 was completed. He also commented on his day-long experience driving Toro Rosso.

There was no break for Sean after closing the season with Prema Racing. As a Toro Rosso test driver, Sean is obliged to test the car in the Abu Dhabi F1 test on Tuesday (3/12/2019).

Sean tested the package of cars that will be used by Toro Rosso in the 2020 season. However, Sean only underwent a test for half a day because he had to take turns with Daniil Kyvat.

Sean tested three types of tires provided, for qualification simulation (push run) or race simulation (long run). The Toro Rosso program for Sean is only on testing tires and aerodynamic packages. While in the afternoon Kvyat took over the test session from Sean’s hands with a different program.

In the first try, Sean used supersoft tires and recorded a time of 1 minute 40,435. While with soft tires, Sean posted a time of 1 minute 41.640 seconds after eating 67 laps.

 

F1: Sean Gelael Takes Abu Dhabi F1 Test: Different Tires, Different Taste

 

That’s when it was used and made Sean in 11th position out of 12 riders who took the test yesterday. Mercedes Valtteri Bottas drivers are the fastest with 1 minute 37.124 seconds after eating 138 laps.

“I ended the session with a big smile. Today it was fun to drive a fast car, Toro Rosso. The difference between tires is different driving tastes. But this could be the capital to take the F2 test on Thursday,” Sean said.

After a day’s rest on Wednesday, Sean will re-pave at the Yas Marina circuit for three days since Thursday (4/12) to take the F2 test in preparation for the 2020 season, with new regulations on the use of 18-inch tires.

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