Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Nov 26)
- Final race of the 2023 F1 season takes place on Sunday
- Ferrari and Mercedes will battle for second spot in the Constructors’ Standings
The end of a pulsating Formula 1 season comes to a close on Sunday, as the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is staged. This weekend’s race will see the pressure shift to the teams in the battle for second in the Constructors’ Standings, as Mercedes and Ferrari look for a sizable stash of prize money.
Schedule and How To Watch
- When: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. ET
- Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- How To Watch: ESPN
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Odds
The end of another thrilling season of Formula 1 action draws to its conclusion on Sunday, as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is staged at the Yas Marina Circuit. All the pressure will be off Red Bull, as the team have sealed the Constructors’ title, as well as first and second in the Drivers’ Standings. But, the race for second and fourth spots will be on the line in the Constructors’ Standings this weekend.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been staged annually since 2009, with the Yas Marina Circuit covering a total distance of 306.183km. A total race distance is made up of 58 laps, with Lewis Hamilton being the most successful driver in the history of the race after winning on five previous occasions. Mercedes and Red Bull are both tied for the most wins of six.
The battle for second in the Constructors’ Standings goes down to the wire this weekend, with Mercedes boasting just a four-point advantage over Ferrari. However, the car’s performance in Las Vegas was slightly better than the final result. George Russell was demoted to eighth after a penalty, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in a fine seventh despite collisions on two separate occasions.
It was a resurgent weekend for Ferrari, as they appeared to have the pace to challenge for the win. However, Charles Leclerc eventually settled for second, while Carlos Sainz battled through the grid following a harsh penalty to finish sixth.
McLaren will also be looking to seal fourth in the Constructors’ Standings this weekend. They boast an eleven-point advantage over Aston Martin coming into the final race. Oscar Piastri was undeniably one of the stars of the day in Las Vegas, as the Australian finished with the fastest lap after battling back to finish tenth overall.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Prediction
It still looks challenging to overlook Max Verstappen to end the season with a final win. However, Mercedes could enjoy a decent weekend, as we could see Lewis Hamilton claiming a podium finish at the Yas Marina Circuit.