Official 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread **SPOILERS**

Official 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread **SPOILERS**

Poll: Official 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Thread **SPOILERS**

Total Members Polled: 161

Hamilton: 54%
Russell: 6%
Verstappen: 32%
Perez: 3%
Leclerc: 2%
Sainz: 3%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,993 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Ding Ding, it’s the last stop for round 22, Abu Dhabi.

Brazil was a great race; it was good to see Mercedes getting on top of the 2022 car at last, this all bodes well for a much closer 2023. The main interest this weekend will be whether Max helps Perez to second place in the WDC, he certainly put the team in an awkward position last weekend, and whether Hamilton can break his 2022 duck.

I think the circuit suits Ferrari, and so I'm predicting a return to form and a Leclerc win, but Hamilton always goes well here so you never know.

Thanks to all for your contributions over the season, it’s certainly never dull biggrin

Here’s to a great race.

Date(s): Friday 18 November to Sunday 20 November 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and track time)

All sessions are live on Sky F1. Qualifying and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.





2021 Race Highlights:

https://youtu.be/7QJ-N-AQJYc

Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast: (currently hot and sunny)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/292968

Tyre options:

Pirelli is bringing its softest compounds, so C3, C4 and C5.



2021 Race Result:



Drivers’ Championship:



Constructors’ Championship:





Edited by Piginapoke on Tuesday 15th November 14:30


Edited by Piginapoke on Friday 18th November 08:43

BrettMRC

2,975 posts

144 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Thank you again Mr Poke, a year of sterling service for the good of the PH F1 fans. angel

I have a feeling normal service will be resumed here, with the order being RB, Merc then Ferrari - seems unlikely mercedes have completely unlocked the cars potential.

Of course the main event is going to be the MV / SP show...

SmoothCriminal

4,578 posts

183 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Voted for Hamilton.

At least Masi can't cheat him out of it this year.


PhilAsia

2,227 posts

59 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Than You PiaP!! Your invaluable thread bookends the season and is the most valuable thread on here. Long may it continue!!

Hoping for a great finish to the season... beer














alisdairm

83 posts

145 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Thanks again, PIAP.

Allways look forward to your pre-race thread.

Going for another Russell win, as I voted for him last week.

Harry H

3,048 posts

140 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Gotta be Hamilton. If anyone can leave it till the last minute for a win it's him.

Sandpit Steve

7,359 posts

58 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Not going this year, but amazingly it was completely sold out months ago. I’ve already had my 2023 ticket registration invite, back in October!

Mercedes to continue their dominance from Brazil, with Red Bull worried about the accountants and Ferrari worried about the strategy?

lauda

2,895 posts

191 months

Tuesday 15th November
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I wonder if this year's thread will get to 500 pages scratchchin

I reckon it would still be going if it hadn't been locked.

Jasandjules

68,294 posts

213 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Harry H said:
Gotta be Hamilton. If anyone can leave it till the last minute for a win it's him.
I just hope you are right. But I fear the Red Bulls have such a straight line speed that they will disappear up the road.. I mean they might crash into each other and let the Mercs in with a shout....

pablo

17,041 posts

257 months

Tuesday 15th November
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lauda said:
I wonder if this year's thread will get to 500 pages scratchchin

I reckon it would still be going if it hadn't been locked.
Why? What happened last year?

George will win btw, he’s got his ticker fired up and wants to finish on a high.

Big Nanas

1,070 posts

68 months

Tuesday 15th November
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pablo said:
Why? What happened last year?

George will win btw, he’s got his ticker fired up and wants to finish on a high.
Oh god please don't. PhilAsia doesn't need much of an excuse to 'remind' us with all his beloved images biggrin

Nova Gyna

335 posts

10 months

Tuesday 15th November
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pablo said:
Why? What happened last year?

George will win btw, he’s got his ticker fired up and wants to finish on a high.
Pablo, it’s called a motor race, okay? We went car racing.

Jasandjules

68,294 posts

213 months

Tuesday 15th November
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pablo said:
Why? What happened last year?
The biggest travesty in F1 history.....

Harry H

3,048 posts

140 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Jasandjules said:
pablo said:
Why? What happened last year?
The biggest travesty in F1 history.....
Someones missing a wooosh!

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,993 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Harry H said:
Jasandjules said:
pablo said:
Why? What happened last year?
The biggest travesty in F1 history.....
Someones missing a wooosh!
I don't think we really do satire here

kambites

65,376 posts

205 months

Tuesday 15th November
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It will be fascinating to see if Mercedes' performance holds up here. If it does, it bodes extremely well for them next season; if they're miles behind Redbull again it could well be that their recent surge in form is primarily down to the circuit conditions. My gut feeling is that Redbull will have a healthy lead, but it's very hard to judge.

Derek Smith

43,484 posts

232 months

Tuesday 15th November
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I'd like to add my thanks for all you have done, PiaP, not only this season but the ones before as well. It is obviously well received.

Thanks.

paulguitar

18,057 posts

97 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Me too, much appreciated, Mr. Poke.



phil1979

3,368 posts

199 months

Tuesday 15th November
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I've voted Max, as he has good form of outclassing Lewis at this circuit.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,993 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th November
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Thanks chaps, much appreciatedbiggrin