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 OrderEdit

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


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

By DayEdit

DayBest lapDriverConstructorCar
Day 1 (Tue. 15th November)1:40.011France Jean-Eric VergneAustria Red Bull-RenaultRB7
Day 2 (Wed. 16th November)1:40.188France Jean-Eric VergneAustria Red Bull-RenaultRB7
Day 3 (Wed. 17th November)1:38.917France Jean-Eric VergneAustria Red Bull-RenaultRB7

By DriverEdit

RankDriverBest lapConstructorCarDaysLaps
1France Jean-Eric Vergne1:38.917Austria Red Bull-RenaultRB71, 2, 3172
2France Jules Bianchi1:40.279Italy Ferrari150° Italia1, 2, 3282
3United Kingdom Sam Bird1:40.897Germany MercedesMGP W021, 2, 3251
4United Kingdom Oliver Turvey1:41.513United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesMP4-261, 3124
5United Kingdom Max Chilton1:41.575India Force India-MercedesVJM041, 3160
6United Kingdom Gary Paffett1:41.756United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesMP4-261, 2112
7Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez1:42.049Switzerland Sauber-FerrariC302, 3173
8Canada Robert Wickens1:42.217United Kingdom RenaultR31178
9Switzerland Fabio Leimer1:42.331Switzerland Sauber-FerrariC30167
10Finland Valtteri Bottas1:42.367United Kingdom Williams-CosworthFW331, 2159
11Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr.1:42.873India Force India-MercedesVJM04284
12Italy Mirko Bortolotti1:43.277United Kingdom Williams-CosworthFW33374
13Italy Kevin Ceccon1:43.686Italy Toro Rosso-FerrariSTR62, 3132
14Estonia Kevin Korjus1:43.776United Kingdom RenaultR31270
15Brazil Luiz Razia1:43.944Malaysia Lotus-RenaultT128289
16Venezuela Rodolfo González1:44.022Malaysia Lotus-RenaultT128187
17United States Alexander Rossi1:44.283Malaysia Lotus-RenaultT128374
18Czech Republic Jan Charouz1:44.470United Kingdom RenaultR31382
19Monaco Stefano Coletti1:44.545Italy Toro Rosso-FerrariSTR61, 3135
20Spain Dani Clos1:45.329Spain HRT-CosworthF111168
21France Nathanael Berthon1:45.839Spain HRT-CosworthF1112, 360
*Canada Robert Wickens1:45.934Russia Virgin-CosworthMVR-02334
22France Charles Pic1:46.348Russia Virgin-CosworthMVR-021, 2, 3140
*Czech Republic Jan Charouz1:46.644Spain HRT-CosworthF111156
23United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs1:47.292Russia Virgin-CosworthMVR-02132

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

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