Raikkonen sets the pace, Alonso crashes, Kubica puts in the laps

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen put himself at the top of the timesheet at lunchtime on Day 1 of the Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

The Finn clocked in with 48 laps and almost 1.5s clear of Haas' Romain Grosjean who set the second fastest time.

All eyes were on Robert Kubica however, the Pole driving Williams' FW40 new-spec car for the first time, and putting 58 laps under his belt without any issues. Kubica's best lap was good for P6.

Fernando Alonso was also in action but the Spaniard spun out in the final sector and into the barriers, damaging his McLaren and interrupting the session.

Driver                           Team                 Time
Kimi Raikkonen          Ferrari               1:37.768
Romain Grosjean       Haas                 1:39.270
Nico Hulkenberg        Renault             1:39.803
Lewis Hamilton          Mercedes         1:40.017
Daniel Ricciardo        Red Bull             1:40.713
Robert Kubica            Williams            1:41.296
Oliver Turvey              McLaren            1:41.914
Fernando Alonso       McLaren           1:41.995
Nikita Mazepin           Force India       1:42.346
Marcus Ericsson        Sauber              1:43.286
Sean Gelael                Toro Rosso       1:45.622


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