Abu Dhabi GP Updates: FIA Publishes Blank List

As the 2024 Formula 1 season approaches, teams are focusing on developing their 2024 cars rather than updating their current ones, with only Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, and AlphaTauri bringing updates to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Highlights

‣ The Formula 1 teams are currently focused on developing the 2024 car, with less emphasis on updates for the current season.
‣ Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, and AlphaTauri are the only teams that have brought updates to Abu Dhabi, focusing on the front wing, rear wing, and floor respectively.
‣ The last Grand Prix still holds high stakes in the constructors’ championship, with Mercedes defending a four-point lead over Ferrari for second place, and McLaren battling Aston Martin for fourth place.
‣ The battle for P7 in the championship is still open, with Williams and AlphaTauri competing for points.


Late November’s here, and for the F1 world, it’s practically 2024. The Bahrain Grand Prix, the season opener for next year, is less than 100 days away. It’s on the calendar already. The Formula 1 teams’ updates for the Abu Dhabi weekend reflect this.

Updates? Not many. All racing teams are zeroed in on the 2024 car. Pouring budget into further development of a car that’ll only see one Grand Prix? Doesn’t make sense.

In other news, McLaren’s got a new reserve driver for the ’24 season.

Alfa Romeo’s sporting a new front wing. Aston Martin? They’re all about the rear wing and the beam wing. Some changes there. AlphaTauri’s floor’s got some updates. The other teams? Nada.

Who’s got updates this weekend? AlphaTauri’s floor, Aston Martin’s rear wing, and Alfa’s front wing.

It’s the last Grand Prix, sure. But the stakes? Sky-high in the constructors’ championship. Mercedes is defending a four-point lead over Ferrari for second place. McLaren and Aston Martin are duking it out for fourth. McLaren’s got an eleven-point edge.

And the battle for P7? Still up for grabs. Williams has a total of 28 points. AlphaTauri, currently in eighth, has 21 points. A strong weekend could see them leapfrog the British racing stable. Not many updates, but we’re definitely in for a fight for millions of euros.

Hamilton’s got something to say too. He’s all in for driving against Verstappen in an equal car.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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