The first free practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has concluded, with the second session, often used for long runs, set to begin, featuring top drivers like Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
‣ The first free practice session in Abu Dhabi was mainly for rookies to gain experience in Formula 1 cars.
‣ The second practice session (FP2) is often used for long runs and its conditions are the same as the actual race day.
‣ Max Verstappen, a Red Bull Racing driver, has previously won the race three times at the Yas Marina Circuit, which is typically considered a track that suits Mercedes.
‣ The true speed of the cars and a clear ranking may be determined after the second practice session.
The first free practice session in Abu Dhabi has wrapped up. It’s now time for the big guns to strut their stuff. FP1 was mostly about giving the newbies some time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. Now, it’s time for the big names like Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to hop back in the cockpit. You can keep up with the action in the liveblog below.
F1 LIVE | FP2: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is up next. After the first free practice, it’s hard to gauge the true speed of the cars. Will we have a clearer picture after FP2? The second practice session is often when drivers go for long runs. Interestingly, the conditions for this second practice session are identical to those expected on Sunday – they even start at the same time of day.
Max Verstappen seems to be feeling pretty good about racing in Abu Dhabi. The Yas Marina Circuit is usually seen as a Mercedes-friendly track. But, the Dutch Red Bull Racing driver has claimed victory the last three times.
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