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F1 results: Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to cap dominant 2023 season

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix results

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  3. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  4. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  5. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  6. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  7. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  8. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  9. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  10. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  11. Daniel Ricciardo (3), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  12. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  13. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault

  14. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

  15. Nico Hülkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

  16. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes

  17. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  18. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  19. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  20. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying results

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  2. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari

  3. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes

  4. George Russell (63), Mercedes

  5. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes

  6. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  7. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  8. Nico Hülkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari

  9. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT

  10. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault

  11. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes

  12. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault

  13. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes

  14. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes

  15. Daniel Ricciardo (3), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT

  16. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari

  17. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari

  18. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  19. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

  20. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV schedule

All times Eastern

Friday
4:25-5:30 a.m.: Free practice 1 (ESPN2, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)
7:55-9 a.m.: Free practice 2 (ESPN2, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)

Saturday
5:25-6:30 a.m.: Free practice 3 (ESPN2, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)
8:55-10 a.m.: Qualifying (ESPN2, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)

Sunday
6:30-7:55 a.m.: Pre-race show (ESPN, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)
7:55-10 a.m.: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (ESPN, ESPN+, F1TV Pro)


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix details

Track: Yas Marina Circuit, 16-turn, 3.28-mile, counterclockwise permanent racing facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Race length: 58 laps
Tire compounds: C3 (Hard), C4 (Medium), C5 (Soft)
Lap record: 1:26.103 (Max Verstappen, Red Bull-Honda, 2021)
2022 winner: Max Verstappen, Red Bull-RBPT


Top drivers and best bets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Max Verstappen has won 18 of 21 races so far this season – including the last six in a row – and the last three races in Abu Dhabi so he is understandably the overwhelming favorite for the race win according to BetMGM.

Best odds to win
• Max Verstappen -350
• Lando Norris +1200
• Lewis Hamilton +1400
• Sergio Perez +1400

Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 20, 2022 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel
Max Verstappen has won each of the last three runnings of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo by REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel) (Aleksandra Szmigiel / reuters)

2023 F1 drivers' standings

1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull-Honda RBPT – 549*
2. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull-Honda RBPT – 273
3. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes – 232
4. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari – 200
5. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin-Mercedes – 200
6. Lando Norris (4), McLaren-Mercedes – 195
7. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari – 188
8. George Russell (63), Mercedes – 160
9. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren-Mercedes – 89
10. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin-Mercedes – 73
11. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine-Renault – 62
12. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine-Renault – 58
13. Alexander Albon (23), Williams-Mercedes – 27
14. Yuki Tsunoda (22), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT – 13
15. Valtteri Bottas (77), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari – 10
16. Nico Hülkenberg, (27), Haas-Ferrari – 9
17. Daniel Ricciardo (3), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT – 6
18. Zhou Guanyu (24), Alfa Romeo-Ferrari – 6
19. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas-Ferrari – 3
20. Liam Lawson (40), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT – 2
21. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams-Mercedes – 1
22. Nyck De Vries (21), AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT – 0
* — Clinched world championship


F1 constructors' standings

1. Red Bull RBPT — 822^
2. Mercedes — 392
3. Ferrari — 388
4. McLaren-Mercedes — 284
5. Aston Martin-Mercedes — 273
6. Alpine-Renault — 120
7. Williams-Mercedes — 28
8. AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT — 21
9. Alfa Romeo-Ferrari — 16
10. Haas Ferrari — 12
^Clinched constructors championship


Young drivers in FP1 at Abu Dhabi

​​Due to F1’s rookie mandate — whereby each team has to make two free practice sessions per season available to drivers who have completed fewer than two grands prix — there will be 10 unfamiliar faces on track early Friday:

Jack Dennis: The 2023 Formula E champion and Red Bull simulator driver will pilot one of the RB19s in his first live experience in an F1 car.
Isack Hadjar: Hadjar is currently 14th in the F2 standings and previously drove an AlphaTauri in FP1 during this year’s Mexico City Grand Prix.
Robert Shwartzman: Ferrari’s reserve driver will hop into Charles Leclerc’s car after having run FP1 during this season’s Dutch Grand Prix weekend in Carlos Sainz’s machinery.
Frederik Vesti: Sitting in second in the F2 standings, Vesti has a busy weekend ahead of him between possibly winning a championship and driving Lewis Hamilton’s W14 after having driven George Russell’s car in Mexico City.
Jack Doohan: Driving Esteban Ocon’s Alpine this time around, Doohan will be making his fourth appearance in an F1 car after the 2022 and 2023 Mexico City events and last year in Abu Dhabi.
Pato O’Ward: A standout for Arrow McLaren in the NTT IndyCar Series, O’Ward is making his second F1 practice session appearance after driving in Abu Dhabi last year.
Oliver Bearman: The 18-year-old Brit was the fastest of five rookies in Mexico City last month and will pilot Nico Hülkenberg’s Haas this time out.
Theo Pourchaire: The current F2 points leader will hope to actually turn a flying lap this time out as his first outing for Alfa Romeo in Mexico City was halted by a technical failure in the car.
Felipe Drugovich: Aston Martin’s reserve driver hops into Fernando Alonso’s car for the second time in 2023 after driving the opening session at Monza.
Zak O’Sullivan: The 2023 Formula E runner-up will make his F1 on-track debut driving Alexander Albon’s Williams in the opening practice session.


Weather for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

While they’re trading one desert in late November for another, conditions should be much more hospitable in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Daytime highs are forecast for the mid-80s, but given that the bulk of on-track running is in twilight or full darkness, ambient and track temperatures should be much more optimal than Las Vegas, where teams struggled to get tires into their operating window.