The 2011 Young Driver Test was a end of season test held at the Yas Marina Circuit involving many of the sport's up-and-coming young drivers. The test took place between the 15th and 17th November 2011 on the F1 layout of the Yas Marina Circuit.

Red Bull's Jean-Eric Vergne set the fastest time on the first day, 0.949 seconds ahead of Jules Bianchi in the Ferrari.

On day two, it was the same top two with Vergne setting the fastest time of 1:40.188 but it was only 0.091 seconds away from Bianchi.

On the last day, Jean-Eric Vergne set the quickest time of the test with a 1:38.917 but it was Sam Bird who was second place, a full 1.980 seconds away.

Driver Running Order[edit | edit source]

Team Chassis Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu)
Red Bull-Renault RB7 Jean-Éric Vergne
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 Gary Paffett
Oliver Turvey
Oliver Turvey
Ferrari 150° Italia Jules Bianchi
Mercedes MGP W02 Sam Bird
Renault R31 Robert Wickens Kevin Korjus Jan Charouz
Force India-Mercedes VJM04 Max Chilton Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Max Chilton
Sauber-Ferrari C30 Fabio Leimer Esteban Gutiérrez
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 Stefano Coletti Kevin Ceccon Stefano Coletti
Kevin Ceccon
Williams-Cosworth FW33 Valtteri Bottas Mirko Bortolotti
Lotus-Renault T128 Rodolfo González Luiz Razia Alexander Rossi
HRT-Cosworth F111 Dani Clos Jan Charouz
Nathanael Berthon
Nathanael Berthon
Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 Charles Pic
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Charles Pic Charles Pic
Robert Wickens

Summary[edit | edit source]

The following tables show the best times set over the three days of the test:

By Day[edit | edit source]

Day Best lap Driver Constructor Car
Day 1 (Tue. 15th November) 1:40.011 France Jean-Eric Vergne Austria Red Bull-Renault RB7
Day 2 (Wed. 16th November) 1:40.188 France Jean-Eric Vergne Austria Red Bull-Renault RB7
Day 3 (Wed. 17th November) 1:38.917 France Jean-Eric Vergne Austria Red Bull-Renault RB7

By Driver[edit | edit source]

Rank Driver Best lap Constructor Car Days Laps
1 France Jean-Eric Vergne 1:38.917 Austria Red Bull-Renault RB7 1, 2, 3 172
2 France Jules Bianchi 1:40.279 Italy Ferrari 150° Italia 1, 2, 3 282
3 United Kingdom Sam Bird 1:40.897 Germany Mercedes MGP W02 1, 2, 3 251
4 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 1:41.513 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 1, 3 124
5 United Kingdom Max Chilton 1:41.575 India Force India-Mercedes VJM04 1, 3 160
6 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 1:41.756 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26 1, 2 112
7 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 1:42.049 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C30 2, 3 173
8 Canada Robert Wickens 1:42.217 United Kingdom Renault R31 1 78
9 Switzerland Fabio Leimer 1:42.331 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C30 1 67
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1:42.367 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth FW33 1, 2 159
11 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 1:42.873 India Force India-Mercedes VJM04 2 84
12 Italy Mirko Bortolotti 1:43.277 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth FW33 3 74
13 Italy Kevin Ceccon 1:43.686 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 2, 3 132
14 Estonia Kevin Korjus 1:43.776 United Kingdom Renault R31 2 70
15 Brazil Luiz Razia 1:43.944 Malaysia Lotus-Renault T128 2 89
16 Venezuela Rodolfo González 1:44.022 Malaysia Lotus-Renault T128 1 87
17 United States Alexander Rossi 1:44.283 Malaysia Lotus-Renault T128 3 74
18 Czech Republic Jan Charouz 1:44.470 United Kingdom Renault R31 3 82
19 Monaco Stefano Coletti 1:44.545 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1, 3 135
20 Spain Dani Clos 1:45.329 Spain HRT-Cosworth F111 1 68
21 France Nathanael Berthon 1:45.839 Spain HRT-Cosworth F111 2, 3 60
* Canada Robert Wickens 1:45.934 Russia Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 3 34
22 France Charles Pic 1:46.348 Russia Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 1, 2, 3 140
* Czech Republic Jan Charouz 1:46.644 Spain HRT-Cosworth F111 1 56
23 United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 1:47.292 Russia Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02 1 32

* Charouz and Wickens drove more than one car during the test.. Both of their times are included here for comparison.

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