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Abu Dhabi Young Driver test 2011 - Day 1 results - Red Bull continue dominance into off-season testing

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I'm sure it comes as no surprise to see Red Bull top of yet another timesheet, this time with young driver Jean-Éric Vergne behind the wheel. He was almost a second faster than the next place Ferrari, but given some of the photographs of odd contraptions attached to the Prancing Horse, the Italian squad were concentrating more on data collection than speed. Meanwhile, Williams continued to struggle with their driver Valtteri Bottas confined to the garage with gearbox problems. He eventually managed to set a time good enough for seventh.

Jean-Éric Vergne takes his place at Red Bull
Jean-Éric Vergne takes his place at Red BullCredit: Andrew Hone/Getty Images
1Jean-Éric VergneRed Bull1:40.01183
2Jules BianchiFerrari1:40.96085
3Robert WickensRenault1:42.21778
4Fabio LeimerSauber1:42.33167
5Gary PaffettMcLaren1:42.91241
6Max ChiltonForce India1:43.01681
7Valtteri BottasWilliams1:43.11871
8Oliver TurveyMcLaren1:43.50235
9Sam BirdMercedes1:43.54851
10Rodolfo GonzálezLotus1:44.0287
11Stefano ColettiToro Rosso1:45.27887
12Dani ClosHRT1:45.32968
13Charles PicVirgin1:46.93030
14Adrian Quaife-HobbsVirgin1:47.29232

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