F1 2023 Abu Dhabi GP – Practice 1 results

The FP1 session was used by 10 rookie drivers to get F1 experience

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George Russell was fastest in Free Practice 1 at the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Mercedes got their weekend off to the best possible start.

The session was use by nine of the teams to run a development driver with AlphaTauri the only outfit who didn’t need to fulfil the FIA requirement after Liam Lawson’s short run with team earlier in the season. 

Of the rookies, Felipe Drugovich was fastest in the Aston Martin, and second quickest overall in the session, and was 0.271 seconds faster than Lance Stroll in the other car.

F1 2023 Abu Dhabi GP – Practice 1 results

PosDriverTeamTime
1George RussellMercedes1:26.072
2Felipe DrugovichAston Martin+0.288
3Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri+0.361
4Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+0.381
5Lance StrollAston Martin+0.559
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.593
7Carlos SainzFerrari+0.604
8Robert ShwartzmanFerrari+0.631
9Pierre GaslyAlpine+0.648
10Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+0.653
11Logan SargeantWilliams+0.670
12Frederik VestiMercedes+0.743
13Jack DoohanAlpine+0.793
14Theo PourchaireAlfa Romeo+1.021
15Pato O’WardMcLaren+1.042
16Jake DennisRed Bull+1.136
17Isack HadjarRed Bull+1.172
18Zak O’SullivanWilliams+1.388
19Kevin MagnussenHaas+1.390
20Oliver BearmanHaas+1.497
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