RACE DEBRIEF

    WATCH: Ride onboard with Leclerc for the fastest lap of Friday practice in Abu Dhabi

    Friday yielded the final FP1 and FP2 sessions of the 2023 season as drivers began their preparations for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc setting the pace.

    In a disrupted second practice hour, which saw Leclerc’s team mate Carlos Sainz and Haas racer Nico Hulkenberg crash out, the Monegasque worked his way down to a benchmark time of 1m 24.809s on soft tyres.

    WATCH: Sainz crash brings out red flags during FP2 in Abu Dhabi

    That effort put Leclerc half a tenth clear of McLaren rival Lando Norris, with reigning triple world champion Max Verstappen just under two tenths adrift in third position.

    Hit go on the video player above to join Leclerc for his pace-setting lap.