Formula 1

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Verstappen wins final race of 2023 as Mercedes hold off Ferrari for second in standings

Max Verstappen sealed the most dominant season in Formula One history with his 19th win of the year at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Mercedes held off Ferrari for second place in the constructors' championship by three points.

Race Positions
1
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:27:02.624
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
2
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
+17.993
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
3
Britain
George Russell
George Russell
Mercedes
+20.328
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
4
Mexico
Sergio Pérez
Sergio Pérez
Red Bull
+21.453
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
5
Britain
Lando Norris
Lando Norris
McLaren
+24.284
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
6
Australia
Oscar Piastri
Oscar Piastri
McLaren
+31.487
Laps: 58
Pits: 2
Circuit Information
Yas Marina Circuit
Circuit Yas Marina Circuit
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Circuit Type Track
Circuit Length 5.554 km Circuit Distance 305.355 km
No. of Laps 55 No. of Turns 21
Lap Record: 1:40.279 Sebastian Vettel (2009)
Sessions
FP1
Britain
George Russell
1:26.072

Nov 24, 2023

Finished

FP2
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
1:24.809

Nov 24, 2023

Finished

FP3
Britain
George Russell
1:24.418

Nov 25, 2023

Finished

Qual
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:23.445

Nov 25, 2023

Finished

Race
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:27:02.624

Nov 26, 2023

Finished

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