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Five Things You May Have Missed from Abu Dhabi

After 22 races across five continents and 20 countries, the 2023 Formula 1 season came to an end over the weekend in Abu Dhabi.

That means, for one last time this year, we’re running you through some of our favourite moments from the weekend that you may have missed.

Celebrating P2

The season ended with reason to cheer for the team after securing P2 in the Constructors’ standings. After a long, sometimes tricky, season of hard work and travel, it was a chance to bring the team together trackside and mark a result that sends us into the winter break with positivity.

Lewis' P3 in the drivers' standings, coupled with George's P3 finish on Sunday at Yas Marina was enough to keep Ferrari at bay, and both drivers were quick to acknowledge the efforts of those back home at Brackley and Brixworth in helping us achieve that. "You really deserve this second place, guys. Thank you so much for your hard work, I'm really proud of you all," said Lewis on the cool down lap. George added: "It means so much to me because I know how much it will mean to every single person at Brackley and Brixworth."

Meeting Your Heroes

Sometimes the smallest gesture can leave the biggest impression. F1 fan forums allow us unique opportunities to interact with fans throughout the year as we travel around the world, and Abu Dhabi was no different. In some instances, it can mean as much to the drivers as it can for those in the stands, and that was clearly the case for Lewis and George after meeting this young supporter at the weekend.

We're already looking forward to meeting so many more of you next year!

LH, GR, and the Boss

Thursdays in Abu Dhabi usually mean one thing: Team photo time. The annual tradition of gathering our race team together to round off the season and mark the past eight months of competing.

It wasn't just the professionals on hand to capture the moment, though, as Lewis played the role of photographer behind the scenes to capture this moment with George and Toto in between shoots. A fitting way to round off year two of the trio at the team. Here's to year three in 2024.


Footballers are no strangers to the world of F1 hospitality, but it's not every day you get the scorer of one of the sport's most famous goals in your garage.

Former Manchester City, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero stopped by for a shirt swap with a difference on race day, and took time to speak to George too.

The Argentine joined a host of stars and celebrities in the paddock, as the end of season once again brought a who's who of famous faces onto the grid and into the pitlane. Don't worry though, we had another suit on hand for George for the race!

A Weekend To Be Proud Of

Fred Vesti arrived in Abu Dhabi knowing he needed something special to claim the Formula 2 title. Trailing rival Theo Pourchaire by 25 points with 39 on offer, our Junior Driver knew had to be perfect. He gave it absolutely everything. A win and a fastest lap in the reverse grid Sprint race reduced the gap to 16 points before Sunday's finale, and although a charge through the field to P3 ultimately wasn't enough, the Dane once again demonstrated that mature fighting spirit that saw him claim six wins in 2023, more than anyone else on the F2 grid.

"I can go to bed proud tonight," said Fred. I'm obviously disappointed not to win the title, but I have learnt so much this year and I'm looking forward to take that forward in my career." We're proud of you too, Fred. Congratulations on a great season.

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