Conor Daly bounces back after scary accident in GP2 Abu Dhabi test

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Conor Daly rebounded rather nicely in Thursday’s round of GP2 Series testing, as he ended the final day of preseason testing in Abu Dhabi seventh fastest for Venezuela GP Lazarus. His best time was 1:51.994, nine tenths behind afternoon session leader Arthur Pic of Campos Racing.

The fact the young American was even back in a car at all today was a very good story to begin with.

On Wednesday, Daly, who had been a last-minute appointee to Lazarus’ second car for the test, was contacted exiting the pits by his former GP3 Series teammate Facu Regalia.

The resulting contact at Turn 18 pitched Daly into a frightening multiple barrel roll. In a text, Daly told MotorSportsTalk it was the worst accident of his career. Considering he had this horror smash at Monaco in 2012 in GP3, that’s saying something.

There is no video of the accident available at the moment.

Here’s the series of tweets Daly posted on Wednesday, followed by the much better update ones on Thursday.

After today’s running, he had this better news to tweet.

Jon Lancaster of MP Motorsport set the fastest time overall at 1:49.653.

Wide range of tire selections for Mexican Grand Prix

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The focus this week is on the United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas in Austin, but because it’s Tuesday, the Pirelli tire selections for next week’s Mexican Grand Prix are also out.

And for once, there’s a wide variance in selections.

Both Red Bull and Ferrari have gone for a more balanced portion of supersoft and ultrasoft tires, with Red Bull only selecting six sets of ultrasoft tires.

Meanwhile all other teams have gone between eight to 10 sets of ultrasoft tires.

The full breakdown is below.