F1: Abu Dhabi Preview, Constructors Championship Points on the Line

November 23, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

With the top three in the drivers championship already solidified coming into the weekend. The battle for 4th is heating up. Currently Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso are tied in 4th place with Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc in the hunt. Everything will come down to the Grand Prix. With 26 points up for grabs any between 4th and 7th place heading into the weekend has a shot at improving and finishing in the top 5.

Constructors Points Down to the Wire

Second place in the championship is up for grabs this weekend as Mercedes and Ferrari both have the opportunity to make a move in the standings. Mercedes currently holds the lead at 392 points versus Ferrari’s 388. The two camps have traded success in the most recent races with Mercedes losing out to Ferrari in the last outing in Las Vegas. However, Ferrari will need a repeat of last weekend if they want to take the second spot in the constructors championship. They need to outscore Mercedes to by 15 points or more this weekend to move up into second in the season finale.

In the battle behind McLaren and Aston Martin will battle it out for third and fourth. McLaren currently holds an 11 point lead over Aston Martin. McLaren can improve if they out score Aston by at least 12 points this weekend to move up in the constructors championship.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Tire Preview

Yas Marina Pirelli Tire Analysis for the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Grand Prix
58 Laps

Friday, November 24
First practice – 1.30pm to 2.30pm (UAE time); Second practice – 5pm to 6pm
Saturday, November 25
Third practice – 2.30pm to 3.30pm; Qualifying 6pm to 7pm
Sunday, November 26
Race from 5pm

The race can be broadcasted on ESPN.