This week in Formula One, it was a return to the scene of the crime – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – where last year’s fiasco involving a rogue race director not following Formula 1 rules, essentially preventing Mercedes’ seven-time F1 world champion to win the race and depriving him of his official eighth world title.
Fittingly, Mercedes was fastest in the first practice session for the 2022 version of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Hamilton doing the honors.
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Top 10 First Practice Session
1] Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.633
2] George Russell Mercedes 1:26.853
3] Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:26.888
4] Sergio Perez Red Bull 1:26.967
5] Liam Lawson Red Bull 1:27.201
6] Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:27.268
7] Robert Shwartzman Ferrari 1:27.429
8] Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:27.619
9] Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:27.655
10] Alexander Albon Williams 1:27.840