28 November

2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Saturday 28 November 2015
STEVENS │ Chassis 02 FP1 P19 1:46.297 7 laps
MERHI │ Chassis 03 FP1 P20 1:47.434 8 laps

In this afternoon’s final qualifying session of the 2015 season at Yas Marina Circuit, the Manor Marussia F1 Team’s Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi ended the day in 19th and 20th positions respectively. The session was held in the twilight conditions representative of tomorrow’s 55 lap 2015 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will take place under the floodlights at this spectacular 5.554km circuit.

John Booth, Team Principal

“Mixed fortunes for our two drivers today. On the one hand, Will was very happy with his performance. He got a good clean lap and is clearly at one with this circuit, having raced here in 2014. Roberto on the other side of the garage had a less comfortable time of it in qualifying, which is not how he would have wished to be going into his last race of the season tomorrow. Still, both drivers and the rest of the team will be giving it everything we have to see out 2015 on a positive note.”

Will Stevens #28

“I’m really happy with my qualifying today. Looking at the weekend so far, this has been one of my strongest races all season. As soon as I got here I felt really comfortable with the car and it’s nice to be at a track where I’ve had previous F1 experience. I’m very excited about tomorrow now; the pace is going to be good and I’m really hoping to end the season on a high. I think we’re pretty on top of it to be honest.”

Roberto Merhi #98

“A disappointing qualifying for me, I flat spotted my tyre on my quick lap, as I haven’t had the confidence in my brakes all weekend. I was also blocked on my other lap, so overall not a great qualifying for me. It’s a shame, as this is the final race, but I will look forward to tomorrow now and the opportunities it may bring.”

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