Formula 1 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix results

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2022-11-20
22
Yas Marina Circuit
58
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Lando Norris
lap 44 - 1:28.391
NOR

The 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The race in Abu Dhabi was the last of 22 rounds of the 2022 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 20 November 2022 13:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
83.82°F
67%
16.06 mph
320°
 

results

# driver F1 constructor laps time points
1 58 1:27:45.914 25
2 58 +8.771 18
3 58 +10.093 15
4 58 +24.892 12
5 58 +35.888 10
6 58 +56.234 9
7 58 +57.240 6
8 58 +1:16.931 4
9 58 +1:23.268 2
10 58 +1:23.898 1
11 58 +1:29.371 0
12 57 +1 Lap 0
13 57 +1 Lap 0
14 57 +1 Lap 0
15 57 +1 Lap 0
16 57 +1 Lap 0
17 57 +1 Lap 0
18 55 Gearbox 0
19 55 Collision damage 0
27 Water leak 0

grid

# driver F1 constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.824
2 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.228
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.268
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.418
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.684
6 George Russell Mercedes +0.687
7 Lando Norris McLaren +0.945
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.006
9 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.137
10 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.221
11 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.272
12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.395
13 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +1.401
14 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.535
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo +1.584
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.010
17 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.035
18 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +2.068
19 Alexander Albon Williams +2.204
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.230

driver positions through the laps

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 20 November 2022 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Max Verstappen won the race. The race was the final race Sebastian Vettel participated in.


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The curtain has fallen on Formula 1’s 73rd season, and it truly has been a spectacular one. Verstappen was crowned the drivers’ world champion for the second straight year, while Red Bull took top honours in the constructors’ championship after a lengthy gap.
But just how dominant were they from a numbers perspective? Let’s take one last look at the records Verstappen and Red Bull broke ...

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The two teams were fighting over sixth place in the world championship that is worth $10-12m of extra prize fund income.
After losing out in qualifying, Alfa Romeo adopted a strategy of running interference on the cars of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll in an attempt to reduce their chances of scoring sufficient points to secure the position.
Guanyu Zhou and Valtteri Bottas both held ...

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Shaking off the team orders row that unexpectedly sparked up in Brazil last weekend, Max Verstappen put in the kind of performance that exemplified his stunning 2022 with pole and victory in Abu Dhabi. Red Bull didn’t have things all their own way as Sergio Perez was beaten by Charles Leclerc to second place and with it the runner-up spot in the final standings.
While the track action ...

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The session will also be the first proper test of a new hard compound that falls between the current C1 and C2.
All 10 teams are running two cars apiece, with one for race drivers, and one reserved for rookie drivers who have made fewer than two starts.
Only the 2023 tyres will be used, which means the youngsters – some of whom graduate to race seats themselves next season – will be ...

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Sargeant, 21, will become the first American to race in F1 since Alexander Rossi made five starts at the end of the 2015 season, and the first full-time American driver on the grid since Scott Speed in 2007.
Sargeant finished fourth in this year's F2 standings and has been part of Williams' young driver programme for just over one year. He featured in four FP1 sessions with the team this year ...

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Haas announced last Thursday that it had signed Hulkenberg for next year as Kevin Magnussen's teammate, replacing Mick Schumacher after two seasons.
It marks Hulkenberg's full-time return to F1 after three years away, the German having only made five stand-in appearances at races since losing his Renault seat at the end of 2019. He spent 2022 working as Aston Martin's reserve driver, deputising ...

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The final test of the year may mark a last outing for the 2022 cars, but it will provide useful preparation for 2023 as a number of drivers including Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri prepare to debut with their new teams.
The test is an important opportunity for newcomers to get a first read of their new teams, completing initial seat fittings and learning how the systems all work. Teams can ...

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Alonso made his final appearance for Alpine in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his move to Aston Martin, but failed to make it to the chequered flag due to a water leak.
Although Alpine still secured fourth in the constructors’ championship, Alonso was left ruing yet more lost points after his sixth retirement of the season. He had been fighting for points, sitting 10th in the ...

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Perez was running in second place, just ahead of Charles Leclerc, in the middle phase of the Yas Marina race, with the pair locked in a tight fight for runner-up spot in the drivers’ championship.
But with Red Bull appearing to have a bit more pace, Ferrari knew that its only chance of getting Leclerc in front was through strategy – and that meant forcing Perez on to a two-stop.
That ...

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The German car manufacturer is coming off the back of the first season since 2013 where it has not won at least one of the world championship titles.
But while 2022 fell short of expectation, and delivered it fair share of headaches at times with the tricky W13, Wolff says it has been a much easier experience to live through than the controversial way Mercedes saw Lewis Hamilton lose the ...

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Verstappen led from the start of the race, only giving up his lead briefly to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the pitstop cycle. The race was spiced up by divergent tyre strategies between Leclerc and the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez in their fight for second in the World Championship.
The one-stopping Leclerc was caught by two-stopper Perez in the closing stages, aided by tyre information ...

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Sargeant, who secured his FIA superlicence over the course of the Abu Dhabi Formula 2 weekend, is expected to be officially confirmed soon as a 2023 Williams driver, and he will take part in Tuesday’s young driver test with the Grove team.
However as a favour to Williams and in order to help him gain more useful miles Alpine has offered to rent seat time in the coming months in its TPC ...

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The seven-time world champion endured a difficult campaign as Mercedes struggled to get on top of the 2022 car regulations with its troubled W13.
While team-mate George Russell did manage one victory, Hamilton ended the year without one for the first time in his F1 tenure. Hamilton amassed nine podiums in total with a best of second on five occasions.
Hamilton wrestled with what he suspected ...

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Perez lost out to Charles Leclerc in the fight for second place in the championship after his two-stop strategy cost him track position to the Ferrari at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Perez was the first of the leaders to come into the pits, making the switch from his starting mediums to hards on lap 15 after seeing Leclerc close up.
It gave Leclerc a six-lap tyre delta for the second stint ...

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The F1 world champion comfortably charged to his record-extending 15th victory of the season in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Leclerc beat Perez to second place and with it the runner-up spot in the final drivers' standings.
With Perez hunting down Leclerc in the closing laps, Verstappen said he didn't get an order from Red Bull to help his teammate, which could have been an option, as the Dutch ...

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The Sauber-run team claimed the much-coveted sixth place position in the standings, albeit level on points with Aston Martin, thanks to a countback to Valtteri Bottas' fifth place at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix bettering any finish from either Sebastian Vettel or Lance Stroll.
Having struggled with pace relative to Aston Martin at the Abu Dhabi finale, and a precarious four points ahead going ...

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Perez and Leclerc started the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix level on points in the fight for the runner-up spot in the F1 drivers' world championship, knowing whoever finished ahead would take second place behind title-winner Max Verstappen.
As the race unfolded, Perez was hunting down Leclerc having committed to a two-stop strategy with his rival holding track position ahead of him in second place on a ...

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The main attention in the Abu Dhabi GP finale was the fight for second in the Drivers’ Championship, as Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez entered the race tied on points.
The runner-up spot in the Constructors’ Championship was also up for grabs between Ferrari and Mercedes.
2022 F1 World Championship standings for ...

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The four-time world champion bowed out after a stellar 15-year career by scoring a point for Aston Martin, though he and teammate Lance Stroll couldn't prevent Alfa Romeo from beating the team to sixth in the constructors' championship on countback.
After joining the podium finishers of the race in performing donuts on the grid and receiving a rapturous applause from fans in the main ...

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With Verstappen in command up front and the two Mercedes cars in the wars, the main interest in the race boiled down to a strategy offset between the one-stopping Leclerc and the two-stopping Perez in a tense final stint.
At the start, Perez launched well off the line to have a look down the inside of polesitter Verstappen at Turn 1 but was never a serious threat, while Leclerc held his third ...

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The FIA medal will be awarded as part of the podium ceremony to mark the driver's achievement, ensuring drivers can keep them as a personal record of their achievement.
Although drivers are awarded trophies on the podium for winning races, many of them are then kept by their teams depending on their contractual agreements. Drivers can often then have replicas made should they want the trophies ...

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All 20 drivers joined a dinner in Abu Dhabi on Thursday evening at the invitation of Hamilton, ostensibly to mark the retirement of Sebastian Vettel.
The seven-time world champion also took care of the bill on behalf of all of his colleagues.
The occasion reflected a level of camaraderie that has been established in recent years as the GPDA has become a united body with all drivers getting ...

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Schumacher found out this week he would not be racing in F1 next year after Haas opted not to renew his contract, instead signing free agent Nico Hulkenberg to partner Kevin Magnussen.
With all remaining seats on the F1 grid now taken, Schumacher has been left evaluating other options for 2023 such as a potential reserve role.
Wolff previously said he would look to talk to Schumacher about a ...

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Leclerc and Perez head into F1's 2022 season finale on equal points, so whoever finishes the highest in Sunday's race will wrap up the position behind sovereign world champion Max Verstappen.
For all its world titles, it would be the first 1-2 finish in the drivers' championship in Red Bull Racing's history, and it would also be the best finish for a Ferrari driver since Sebastian Vettel in ...

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While the Woking-based squad openly admits that it is waiting for a new wind tunnel and simulator to come on tap in the middle of next year before it can accelerate its progress, it is not sitting back in the mean time.
After a season where it has not made the progress it wanted, having fallen away from the top three teams, McLaren knows it needs to lift things up if it wants to move ...

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Ahead of his final grand prix start on Sunday, Vettel organised a group track run event - called ‘Run With Seb’ - for everyone working in the F1 paddock.
Around 200 people took part in the group event, with Vettel inviting people to run, walk, or even hitch a lift on the back of a flatbed tour truck that went around the circuit.
Vettel was joined on the run by Haas driver Mick ...

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Hamilton will handle the car for the final time on Tuesday, when teams have a chance to sample the 2023 spec tyres ahead of next season.
The W13 has been problematic since its first proper test in Barcelona, and the team has spent the season fighting porpoising and ride issues.
While the car has been competitive in recent weekends, and George Russell led Hamilton in a one-two in Brazil, it ...

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Red Bull locked out the front row for the season finale, with Max Verstappen taking pole position from Sergio Perez.
Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will share the second row of the grid, while Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will line up fifth and sixth respectively in the two Mercedes cars.
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Hamilton was summoned by the stewards following FP3 at the Yas Marina Circuit after he overtook Lando Norris and Kevin Magnussen when a red flag was thrown during the session.
Hamilton was on a flying lap, and passed both drivers on the right-hand side of the track before slowing down, with such an infringement typically resulting in a grid penalty.
But after analysing the data and talking ...

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The Australian is in advanced talks with Red Bull about taking on a non-racing role that could include reserve, test, promotional and simulator duties, having lost his seat with McLaren for 2023.
While the deal is not signed yet, getting the contract sorted is understood to be a formality and could be announced imminently.
Ricciardo's choice of going down that route comes despite ...

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Verstappen will start ahead of teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole ...

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Six days on from Mercedes' 1-2 finish in Brazil led by George Russell, the team failed to put up a fight to Red Bull and Ferrari at the head of the field as it finished six tenths of a second off the pace.
Hamilton took fifth place on the grid, finishing three thousandths of a second ahead of Russell in sixth as the Yas Marina Circuit layout hit the weaknesses of the Mercedes W13 ...

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Leaving behind the inevitable distractions of his last race weekend before entering retirement, Vettel was sixth fastest in Q1 and showed great commitment as he weaved his way through slow-moving cars at the end of the lap.
He was then eighth in Q2, having he felt he'd lost a little time after following a Red Bull across the line in both sessions.
In Q3 he had a clean lap on his way to ninth ...

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A week on from its difficult and controversial Sao Paulo Grand Prix, where Verstappen refused a late second race team order to let Perez by, the team had arranged things so Verstappen would aid Perez in qualifying at the Yas Marina track.
But at the start of Q3, Verstappen was left shaking his head in his pitbox while Perez queried the Dutchman's problem over his team radio, which was later ...

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The world champion was just preparing to go out for his first run in Q3 when there was some frantic action in the Red Bull garage after his car completely stopped.
That delay meant a plan for Verstappen to help tow teammate Sergio Perez had to be thrown out of the window while the Dutchman reset his car's systems.
In the end, Verstappen was able to get going and put in a lap that was good ...

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The two-time champion improved on his last lap to run to a 1m23.824s effort, pipping Perez by 0.22s. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc is set to lead a Ferrari second row on Sunday over the Mercedes contenders.
Purportedly, Q1 pacesetter Verstappen's RB18 suffered a start-up problem to delay his entry into the final session. Perez did query this partner's initial absence - a faulty steering wheel ...

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The Saturday afternoon session at the Yas Marina Circuit was red-flagged after 28 minutes when Pierre Gasly lost part of his front wing while running wide over the kerbs exiting Turn 9.
The remaining cars on track had to return to the pits at slow speed so the debris could be removed, but McLaren's Lando Norris flagged over the radio that Hamilton had overtaken two cars.
On the run to the ...

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Alonso and Ocon came together twice on the opening lap of last Saturday's sprint race at Interlagos, causing both drivers to drop down the field.
An initial side-by-side moment at Turn 4 was followed by contact on the main straight as they completed the lap, with Alonso running into the rear-right tyre of Ocon's car.
It left Alonso with front wing damage that forced him to pit, as well as ...

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Aston Martin duo Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll opened the final practice session of 2022 on a toasty Yas Marina Circuit, with conditions not entirely representative of this afternoon's qualifying session held at dusk.
That contributed to a quiet opening period, with Ferrari the only frontrunning team keen to accrue mileage, Charles Leclerc leading early on with a modest 1m27.314s on medium ...

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