Abu Dhabi 2022! Everything you need to know...

Updated: Nov 20

Welcome to the final grand prix of the season. Emotions running high as we lose 4 of the current 20 drivers: with Sebastian Vettel's retirement (Danke, Seb!); and Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, and Nicholas Latifi not securing seats next seasons.


There's still 2nd place in the Championship being an extremely tight battle as Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez are at equal standin (290 points). Let's see what this weekend has in store...

 

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Race Schedule

About The Track

Free Practice Updates

Qualifying Updates

Pre-race Penalties

The Race

Any Other News

Championship Standings

 

Race Schedule (GMT)


Friday 18th November 2022:

Free Practice 1: 10:00-11:00

Free Practice 2: 13:00-14:00


Saturday 19th November 2022:

Free Practice 3: 11:00-12:00

Qualifying: 14:00-15:00


Sunday 20th November 2022:

The Race: 13:00

 

About The Track

  • The drivers will complete 53 laps of the 5.281km Yas Marina Circuit.

  • The lap record was set by Max Verstappen in 2021 at 1:26.103.

  • The first GP was held here in 2009.


Image taken from offical F1 site.

 

Free Practice Updates


Free Practice 1:


Times by Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P9. 1:37.655. Completed 23 laps.

  • Robert Kubica driving Zhou Guanyu's car: P14. 1:28.064. Completed 22 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P11. 1:27.845. Completed 28 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:27.991. Completed 28 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P12. 1:27.891. Completed 27 laps.

  • Jack Doohan driving Fernando Alonso's car: P19. 1:28.484. Completed 25 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P6. 1:27.268. Completed 20 laps.

  • Felipe Drugovich driving Lance Strol's carl: P20. 1:28.672. Completed 23 laps.


Ferrari

  • Robert Schwartzman driving Carlos Sainz's car: P7. 1:27.429. Completed 24 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. 1:26.888. Completed 22 laps.


Haas

  • Pietro Fittipaldi driving Mick Schumacher's car: P17. 1:28.204. Completed 26 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P16. 1:28.142. Completed 20 laps.


McLaren

  • Patrcio O'Ward driving Lando Norris' car: P18. 1:28.350. Completed 22 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P8. 1:27.619. Completed 21 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P1. 1:26.633. Completed 21 laps.

  • George Russell: P2. 1:26.853. Completed 30 laps.


Red Bull

  • Liam Lawson driving Max Verstappen's car: P5. 1:27.201. Completed 22 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P4. 1:26.967. Completed 23 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P10. 1:27.840. Completed 26 laps.

  • Logan Sargeant driving Nicholas Latifi's car: P15. 1:20.098. Completed 23 laps.


OVERALL RANKING OF FP1 -

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:26.633

2

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.220

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.255

4

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.334

5

Liam Lawson

Red Bull

+0.568

6

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+0.635

7

Robert Schwartzman

Ferrari

+0.796

8

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+0.986

9

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.022

10

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.207

11

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+1.212

12

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.258

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.358

14

Robert Kubica

Alfa Romeo

+1.431

15

Logan Sargeant

Williams

+1.465

16

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.509

17

Pietro Fittipaldi

Haas

+1.571

18

Patricio O'Ward

McLaren

+1.717

19

Jack Doohan

Alpine

+1.851

20

Felipe Drugovich

Aston Martin

+2.039

Free Practice 2:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P10. 1:26.300. Completed 28 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P13. 1:26.479. Completed 29 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P19. 1:27.036. Completed 29 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P15. 1:26.680. Completed 29 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P7. 1:26.038. Completed 27 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P8. 1:26.043. Completed 28 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P12. 1:26.395. Completed 27 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P14. 1:26.547. Completed 26 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P6. 1:25.932. Completed 30 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P3. 1:25.599. Completed 29 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P17. 1:26.839. Completed 25 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P18. 1:26.915. Completed 24 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P11. 1:26.124. Completed 13 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P9. 1:26.377. Completed 27 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P4. 1:25.761. Completed 23 laps.

  • George Russell: P2. 1:25.487. Completed 26 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P1. 1:25.146. Completed 24 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P5. 1:25.852. Completed 25 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P16. 1:26.750. Completed 28 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P20. 1:27.262. Completed 29 laps.


OVERALL RESULTS FOR FP2 -


Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:25.146

2

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.341

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.453

4

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.615

5

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

+0.706

6

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.786

7

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+0.892

8

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

+0.897

9

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+0.978

10

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.154

11

Lando Norris

McLaren

+1.231

12

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+1.249

13

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.333

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.401

15

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.534

16

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.604

17

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+1.693

18

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.769

19

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+1.890

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+2.116


Free Practice 3:


Times By Teams -


Alfa Romeo

  • Valtteri Bottas: P14. 1:26.189. Completed 16 laps.

  • Zhou Guanyu: P19. 1:26.482. Completed 17 laps.


AlphaTauri

  • Pierre Gasly: P15. 1:26.239. Completed 12 laps.

  • Yuki Tsunoda: P13. 1:26.170. Completed 19 laps.


Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon: P11. 1:26.073. Completed 16 laps.

  • Fernando Alonso: P12. 1:26.076. Completed 18 laps.


Aston Martin

  • Sebastian Vettel: P9. 1:26.012. Completed 13 laps.

  • Lance Stroll: P16. 1:26.298. Completed 20 laps.


Ferrari

  • Carlos Sainz: P7. 1:25.605. Completed 22 laps.

  • Charles Leclerc: P6. 1:25.571. Completed 23 laps.


Haas

  • Mick Schumacher: P18. 1:26.473. Completed 20 laps.

  • Kevin Magnussen: P17. 1:26.356. Completed 19 laps.


McLaren

  • Lando Norris: P5. 1:25.518. Completed 16 laps.

  • Daniel Ricciardo: P8. 1:25.950. Completed 17 laps.


Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton: P3. 1:25.222. Completed 19 laps.

  • George Russell: P4. 1:25.395. Completed 14 laps.


Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen: P2. 1:24.982. Completed 14 laps.

  • Sergio Perez: P1. 1:25.134. Completed 14 laps.


Williams

  • Alex Albon: P10. 1:26.051. Completed 16 laps.

  • Nicholas Latifi: P20. 1:27.646. Completed 13 laps.


OVERALL RESULT OF FP3 -

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:24.982

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

+0.152

3

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

+0.240

4

George Russell

Mercedes

+0.413

5

Lando Norris

McLaren

+0.536

6

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

+0.589

7

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

+0.623

8

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

+0.968

9

​Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

+1.030

10

Alex Albon

Williams

+1.069

11

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

+1.091

12

Frenando Alonso

Alpine

+1.094

13

Yuki Tsunoda

AlphaTauri

+1.188

14

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

+1.207

15

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri

+1.257

16

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

+1.316

17

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

+1.374

18

Mick Schumacher

Haas

+1.491

19

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

+1.500

20

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

+1.664

 

Qualifying Updates


Eliminated in Q1 -

Kevin Magnussen

Pierre Gasly

Valtteri Bottas

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi


Eliminated in Q2 -

Fernando Alonso

Yuki Tsunoda

Mick Schumacher

Lance Stroll

Zhou Guanyu


Through to Q3 -

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Lando Norris

Esteban Ocon

Sebastian Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo


OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS -


*this does not take into account any penalties, final starting grid can be found under 'The Race' section*


The time listed shows the driver's fastest qualifying lap for their respective final qualifying sessions. Blue is for Q3, red is for Q2, and no background colour is Q1. For the driver's times for Q1, Q2, Q3, see below in 'Qualifying Results by Team'

Position

Driver

Team

Time

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:23.824

2

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:24.052

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:24.092

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:24.242

5

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:24.508

6

George Russell

Mercedes

1:24.511

7

Lando Norris

McLaren

1:24.769

8

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:24.830

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:24.961

10

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

1:25.045

11

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:25.096

12

Yuki Tsunoda

ALphaTauri

1:25.219

13

Mick Schumacher

Haas