Mercedes dominates the second day of testing with Russell

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The 2019 Formula One World Championship has officially come to an end today when teams and drivers completed their ultimate on-track programme at Abu Dhabi. Mercedes appeared to be the fastest once again, this time with George Russell behind the wheel of the W10.

Tyre testing is not supposed to bring any dramas. However, today was an exception due to Charles Leclerc who crashed with his Ferrari SF90 at Turn 13. Following the incident, Ferrari decided to bring a premature end to its day as the crash resulted in extensive damages to the scarlet red car.

After Valtteri Bottas' best time in yesterday's session, it was George Russell to top the timing sheet, demonstrating Mercedes' dominance at Abu Dhabi. When it comes to the most diligent status, it was Pierre Gasly who completed the largest number of laps with 146.

Williams was the only team to split their day into two halves. Roy Nissan began the day collecting important aero data before completing the tyre testing that he began yesterday. Nicholas Latifi drove for the final six hours of the day to get his first experience of the new tyres on a warm track.