Kubica and Ilott bring 2020 on-track action to a close
The sun setting on Yas Marina brought an end to the post-season test day in Abu Dhabi and, with it, to the 2020 Formula One season. Robert Kubica and Callum Ilott completed a total of 182 laps, from morning to late afternoon, finally consigning the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 to a place in our Hinwil collection in the golden light of dusk.
Robert, on his sixth appearance of the year behind the wheel, and Callum, whose previous experience with the team dated back to a test in Barcelona last year, completed an issue-free day, concentrating on their run plans and bringing the team’s programme to completion on schedule. It was a busy day, but a successful one – a good omen as we put this campaign into the history books and begin the countdown for 2021.
Robert Kubica (car #88): “It’s always good to spend time driving this car, especially having the opportunity to do a full day of testing. It’s crucial to get a good feeling with the car, get into a rhythm, and having from morning to evening today really allowed me to get in this zone and do a good job. Now a long and intense season finally comes to an end: I’d like to thank all the guys and girls at Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the work they have put in all year, it’s been an incredible job.”
Callum Ilott (car #37): “It’s been an amazing day, driving an incredible car. I am thankful to Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and the Ferrari Driver Academy for the opportunity to drive today. We completed 93 laps, some good mileage and a busy day for the team. From my personal point of view, I’ve really enjoyed it: it took a lot of focus to keep performing at this level, in such a powerful car, but it’s been really good and I hope to get more opportunities to drive this car in the future.”
Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit / 5.554 km
Weather: sunny; air 6-21.5°C, track 13-24.5°C
Driver: Robert Kubica
Chassis / engine: Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39-04 / Ferrari
Laps: 89 laps, 494.31 km
Fastest lap: 1:37.446 (P4 of 15)
Driver: Callum Ilott
Chassis / engine: Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39-03 / Ferrari
Laps: 93 laps, 516.52 km
Fastest lap: 1:37.826 (P8 of 15)