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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023

F1 teams get final taste of on-track running in 2023 with traditional Abu Dhabi test

The traditional post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test will bring the curtain down on on-track running in 2023.

Verstappen start Abu Dhabi 2023
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Formula 1 teams are getting their final on-track running of 2023 at the traditional post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test at Yas Marina.

The action is a combined Pirelli tyre test and young driver test with the likes of Jake Dennis, who took over Max Verstappen's Red Bull in Free Practice 1 and newly-minted Formula 2 champion Theo Pourchaire both hitting the track.

On-track action is set to conclude for the year at 18:00 local time, 17:00 in the UK, with RacingNews365 on-site and providing any breaking news from the running.

In the morning session, it was Carlos Sainz who clocked the fastest time for Ferrari, nearly a second ahead of Sergio Perez in the Red Bull.

There was a unusual stoppage to the on-track action after a water leak under the hotel, which meant the track needed to be dried, but the session continued on without too much of a hitch.

Line-up for the post-season test in Abu Dhabi November 28, 2023

Team Pirelli test Young Driver test
Red Bull Perez Dennis
Mercedes Russell Vesti
Ferrari Sainz/Leclerc Shwartzman
McLaren Piastri O'Ward
Aston Martin Alonso/Stroll Drugovich
Alpine Ocon Doohan
Williams Albon/Sargeant Colapinto/O'Sullivan
AlphaTauri Ricciardo/Tsunoda Iwasa
Alfa Romeo Zhou Pourchaire
Haas Fittipaldi Bearman

F1 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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