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2022 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

The final round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship takes place this weekend in Abu Dhabi, and although Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen named champion In the previous Japan round, the battle for second place was still very active.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc both have 290 points to go into this final lap. And Ferrari or Mercedes-Benz AMG could finish in second place in the Constructors’ Championship, depending on the outcome of the race.

Abu Dhabi is where Verstappen has been his controversial first title A year ago. The race takes place every year at Yas Marina Circuit, a track designed by Hermann Tilke, which is one of the newer venues on the calendar, which opened in 2009.

The track layout spans 3.23 miles and includes 16 turns as well as some fast tracks. The first corner is the beginning of a series of turns, in which the car and the driver are subjected to lateral accelerations of up to 4 g and speeds in excess of 155 mph. Then there are two very long lines in the middle and the last one is tight and zigzag and really gets the tires working.

Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix

Pirelli nominated his C3 as Hard White, C4 as Medium Yellow and C5 as Soft Red for the weekend.

The weather forecast calls for warm, dry conditions throughout the weekend. However, like other races in the Middle East, the race in Abu Dhabi starts at dusk and runs at night to avoid the heat of the day.

Going into tomorrow’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race, Verstappen hit 429 points in the Drivers’ Championship. While Leclerc and Perez both have 290 points, Leclerc is currently ranked 2nd due to having more wins this season. In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull has 719 points, compared to Ferrari’s 524 and Mercedes’ 505.

This year, F1 also bid farewell to Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel. The four-time world champion in July announced the plan withdraw from F1 after the current season, ending a career that began in 2007.


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