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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023

Which rookies will drive FP1 at the Abu Dhabi GP?

The final round of the Formula 1 campaign sees the series set up in Abu Dhabi and during the first practice session of the weekend, there will be a number of rookie drivers present.

The final round of the Formula 1 campaign will take place this weekend in Abu Dhabi, which has been the last event on the schedule every year since 2014.

F1 recently introduced a regulation that sees two outings dedicated to a rookie driver each year.

Abu Dhabi will see nine of F1's 10 squads field a non-full-time driver, with Red Bull fielding a duo of rookies.

Formula E World Champion Jake Dennis will be behind one of the RB19s, with Isack Hadjar fielding the other after his AlphaTauri outing earlier this season in Mexico.

Ferrari reserve driver Robert Shwartzman will have his second outing of the year, as will Frederik Vesti for Mercedes.

Jack Doohan will take to the track once again in the Alpine while Pato O'Ward receives his second FP1 F1 session for McLaren after debuting in Abu Dhabi last year.

Reserve drivers Felipe Drugovich and Theo Pourchaire will tackle the Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo challengers respectively.

Oliver Bearman will have his second run of the year in the Haas while Zak O'Sullivan makes his FP1 debut with Williams.

FP1 in Abu Dhabi will get underway at 13:30 local time on Friday, November 24.

Abu Dhabi FP1 rookie drivers

Team FP1 Driver(s)
Red Bull Jake Dennis / Isack Hadjar
Ferrari Robert Shwartzman
Mercedes Frederik Vesti
Alpine Jack Doohan
McLaren Pato O'Ward
Alfa Romeo Theo Pourchaire
Aston Martin Felipe Drugovich
Haas Oliver Bearman
Williams Zak O'Sullivan

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