The incident was investigated after the session, with Williams being fined €5,000 for the infringement.
Doohan replaces Ocon at Alpine
Despite the incident, Doohan did manage to get in plenty of laps around the Yas Marina Circuit, putting in a time that was quicker than both Red Bull cars, who had also replaced both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez with rookies.
The session was pretty much dominated by a lot of young drivers being given a chance to impress, as part of F1 rules which state that all teams must allow a rookie to take part in at least two practice sessions throughout the season.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.