The Formula 1 calendar for 2023 has narrowed down to the season finale following last week's thrilling Las Vegas Street race. The action now shifts to Abu Dhabi in the Middle East, where the drivers will race one final time this year. But first, let us briefly provide you with an outline of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 before we look at the race schedule. There are several noteworthy events to keep an eye on for the upcoming weekend when the Abu Dhabi GP kicks off at the well-known Yas Marina circuit. The race for P2 in the constructor's championship between Ferrari and Mercedes is the most significant. The current gap between the two squads is quite narrow; Mercedes leads their Maranello rivals by a mere 4 points. Additionally, McLaren and Aston Martin would compete for P4 in the constructors' championship. With Aston Martin needing to overcome a 14-point deficit in just one weekend, the gap between these two squads is comparatively wider.
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023: The Season So Far
In the ongoing season, Max Verstappen, the Dutch F1 driver, sealed the Championship title at the 2023 Qatar GP at the beginning of October. Moreover, Verstappen led teammate Sergio Perez by an insurmountable 276 points after the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. It is certainly true that the winner of the championship has long been known, but Perez just locked up his second place in the Las Vegas street race, opening up a 41-point lead over Hamilton in third. Meanwhile, overtaking Perez this coming weekend is impossible for the British driver because there is only a maximum of 26 points available in Abu Dhabi.
Max Verstappen's triumph at the Japanese GP in September also ensured Red Bull Racing's first place in the F1 Constructors' Championship for 2023. But in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari and Mercedes, two more formidable constructor teams, will compete for second position in the Ranking. Besides, it would be intriguing to see if the Dutch racer surpasses Alberto Ascari's record, established back in 1952, to make 2023 the most dominant season ever for a driver.
Now that you're up to speed on all the 2023 F1 Championship crucial moments so far, here's everything you need to know about the race schedule and the platforms on which you can catch all the live action from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023.
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023: Official Race Schedule
Friday, November 24
Abu Dhabi GP FP1 - 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Abu Dhabi GP FP2- 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Saturday, November 25
Abu Dhabi GP FP3 - 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying - 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Sunday, November 26
Abu Dhabi GP Race - 06:30 pm
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023: Where to Watch in India
Aside from the motorsport enthusiasts who are going to attend the match in person, one can watch the Abu Dhabi GP 2023 live on F1 TV. Those who subscribe to the F1 TV Pro plan will be able to watch the race live, complete with access to onboard cameras, in real time.
Subscribers to SkySports can access comparable content. However, traditional TV broadcasting is not available in places like the UK and India, so fans must use online streaming services. With accurate timing data for real-time race tracking, the Formula 1 app improves the experience and gives fans around the world more excitement as they immerse themselves in the exhilarating racing action.
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023: About the Yas Marina Circuit
The Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, close to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009. The 5.3-kilometre course has frequently hosted day-and-night races. With five titles, the renowned British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is still the most successful racer at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Meanwhile, with six titles each, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing are tied for the record of most race victories at the Yas Marina Circuit.