IMAGE : Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the second session on Friday.
The first day of practice in Abu Dhabi was a pure McLaren domination. Both drivers were in the top three in both sessions and both drivers topped a session. Jenson Button topped the first free practice over Mark Webber and Hamilton led a McLaren sweep in the second session. The others were further behind which raised the question on whether Red Bull can come back on Saturday.
First and second practice saw both Red Bull and Ferrari drivers spin off the track. Massa spun in practice one as did Alonso. Fernando was lucky not to get beached on a speed bump. Vettel lost control in the second session and came to a halt at a wall. Webber has a brief moment but the spin wasn't too big.
IMAGE : Vettel spins off as the sun goes down in Yas Marina.
Toro Rosso remained the team to beat in the speed trap with both drivers setting the top two speeds on Friday. Team Lotus struggled on the straights and were the slowest two cars in the speed traps. Sauber was the second best team while Red Bull still couldn't get their speed down the straights.
McLaren's dominance raised a question over everyone's head. That question is whether or not Red Bull and Ferrari can regain their speed and comeback on Saturday for qualifying. Will McLaren stay on top? Here's a look at the sweep at the top for the Brits.
|Rank||No||Driver||Team|| Fastest Lap || Gap ||Laps|
|8||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:40.951||1.365||34|
|9||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:41.021||1.435||37|