As the 2023 F1 season reaches its climax, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes center stage with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc leading the charge from the front of the pack, closely followed by Oscar Piastri and George Russell.
The second free practice session, FP2, was the only one to mirror the race conditions accurately, but frequent red flag interruptions cut it short by over 30 minutes, leaving teams with scarce data for their long-run strategies in this final showdown.
While Leclerc and Russell have secured higher grid positions, the team competition intensifies, especially between Mercedes and Ferrari, as Lewis Hamilton finds himself starting from 11th place and Carlos Sainz from 16th.
The tension mounts as the race at Yas Marina is set to commence at 1pm GMT.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023
Who are the top drivers in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023?
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc lead the grid, with Oscar Piastri and George Russell also in prominent positions.
What challenges did the teams face during FP2?
Teams encountered over half an hour of red flag delays, resulting in limited long-run data for the race strategy.
What is the significance of the constructors’ battle in this race?
The battle between Mercedes and Ferrari is a key focus, especially with Lewis Hamilton starting at P11 and Carlos Sainz at P16.
What time does the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 start?
The race at Yas Marina Circuit is scheduled to start at 1pm GMT.
More about Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Official Website
- F1 2023 Season Highlights
- Max Verstappen’s Racing Profile
- Mercedes vs Ferrari: Historic Rivalry in F1
- Yas Marina Circuit Information