Alone: In the test race in particular, the trend from the previous year continued. That was won by world champion Nyck de Vries ahead of Edorardo Mortara, whose Venturi is also powered by a Mercedes engine, and the second Silver Arrow driver, Stoffel Vandoorne.
But Porsche wants to finally break the Mercedes dominance in the 2022 season. Pascal Wehrlein only finished tenth in the test race, André Lotterer couldn’t finish it. Wehrlein: “We ran an extensive test program and collected a lot of data in the process. We will analyze them in the next few weeks, draw the right conclusions from them and make our car even faster by the first race. “
Ex-BMW driver Maximilian Günther is in 18th place on the timesheet after switching to Nissan. In the test race, he ended up in sixth place. The season starts on January 28th and 29th in Saudi Arabia.