F1 Abu Dhabi GP 2023 – Race Results

Max Verstappen won the 2023 Abu Dhabi GP, the final F1 race this season


As has been the story of 2023, Max Verstappen claimed victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take his 19th win of the F1 season and end a year of Red Bull domination on the top step of the podium. 

The fight was between Mercedes and Ferrari in the constructors’ championship with Charles Leclerc, who finished third on track, taking second place for the Scuderia, while George Russell in the Silver Arrow finished fourth behind Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull

Perez was handed a five second penalty for colliding with Lando Norris in the latter stages of the race, and even with Leclerc giving up second to allow the Red Bull through.

The Mexican couldn’t open up the required gap to Russell in the final lap, so despite finishing second on track, he was dropped to fourth. And that meant Mercedes were second to Red Bull in the constructor standings. 

The McLaren pair of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were fifth and sixth, respectively. With Fernando Alonso seventh place in the Aston Martin. That meant McLaren secured fourth place in the constructor standings. 

Race results for 2023 Abu Dhabi GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:29:08.289
2Charles LeclercFerrari+17.993
3George RussellMercedes+20.328
4Sergio PerezRed Bull+21.453
5Lando NorrisMcLaren+24.284
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren+31.487
7Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+39.512
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+43.088
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes+44.424
10Lance StrollAston Martin+55.632
11Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri+56.229
12Esteban OconAlpine+66.373
13Pierre GaslyAlpine+70.360
14Alex AlbonWilliams+73.184
15Nico HulkenbergHaas+83.696
16Logan SargeantWilliams+87.791
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+89.422
18Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1 Lap
19Kevin MagnussenHaas+1 Lap
20Carlos SainzFerrariDNF
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