The 2023 F1 Abu Dhabi GP is coming up, and it will be the last race of the season. Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been dominant throughout the season, but there have been some memorable moments. After this race, there will be a break of around three months before the teams gear up for the next season.
The track demands for the Abu Dhabi GP are more conventional compared to the previous race in Las Vegas, which played to the strengths of Ferrari. It is expected that Red Bull will have a healthy advantage, and Max Verstappen is the favorite to win the race.
Ferrari and Mercedes are currently just four points apart as they head to the Abu Dhabi GP. The circuit should play to the strengths of both teams, with Mercedes having an advantage in the first sector but Ferrari excelling on the straights and in the slow-speed sections. Unless Ferrari encounters reliability issues, they are expected to clinch P2 in the championship ahead of Mercedes.
McLaren, which had a disappointing performance in the Las Vegas race, is expected to do better at the Abu Dhabi GP given the more conventional track conditions.
The race at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina track may not be as thrilling as the previous race, but it will be interesting to see how Williams performs. The team has had a strong season, and their ability to be fast on the straights could work to their advantage in Abu Dhabi.
Overall, the Abu Dhabi GP is shaping up to be an intriguing conclusion to the 2023 F1 season.