When is Abu Dhabi GP? Checking the date, time, schedule for season-ending race

As the 2023 season draws to a close, the Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stands as the potential arena for the last bid for greatness. With so many tough curves and tight turns, there is plenty of room for an upset if team principals are willing to go for it.

Along with the pressure of being a title-deciding race, there is everything to prove and everything to lose on the challenging circuit.

Abu Dhabi GP date, time, schedule

The 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is set to unfold on Sunday, November 26, navigating 58 laps around the 5.281-kilometer Yas Marina Circuit, situated on Yas Island. While the main race takes place on November 26th, the preliminary practice sessions start off as early as November 24th. For more specific details on the race timings, please refer to the information provided below.

DateSessionLocal TimeGreenwich Mean TimeCentral European timeEastern time
November 24thFree Practice 113:309:3010:3004:30
November 24thFree Practice 217:0013:0014:0008:00
November 25thFree Practice 314:3010:3011:3005:30
November 25thQualifying18:0014:0015:0009:00
November 26th Main race17:0013:0014:0008:00
via Motor Sport Magazine

Constructors standing going into Abu Dhabi GP

It is yet to be observed if Red Bull will continue to dominate the final match of the season like always. On the other hand, Ferrari has a good chance of beating Mercedes in the standings after Charles Leclerc finished second and Carlos Sainz finished sixth last time out in Las Vegas.

McLaren’s disappointing performance in Vegas means that they are only 11 points ahead of Aston Martin in the battle for fourth place. Constructors standings ahead of the Las Vegas GP are given below. Both teams are set at 10/1 for a double podium. Mercedes 9/10 and Ferrari 4/6 are expected to be enough to secure second place in the standings, with two cars in the top six.

Last but not least, Sergio Perez will need to perform exceptionally well in the race to match Max Verstappen, even though the Mexican has already earned second place in the standings.

As the qualifying and the race will be staged at dark time in Abu Dhabi, the main sessions of the weekend will still take place in the early afternoon.

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