Jake Dennis, Avalanche Andretti Formula E during the Rome ePrix I at Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR on Friday July 14, 2023 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Sam Bagnall / LAT Images)

F1 News: 10 Rookie drivers to replace regulars in Abu Dhabi FP1

Nine of the 10 F1 teams have waited until the final round of the 2023 season at the Abu Dhabi GP to fulfil the mandatory rookie running in first practice.

Every team has to run a rookie in both of its cars in an FP1 session at some point during the year. Abu Dhabi is a good race to do it because 1) it hardly rains, and 2) the regular drivers are still suffering from jet lag after the Las Vegas GP.

Driver(s) Sitting Out FP1
Rookie Replacements
Red Bull Verstappen and Perez Jake Dennis and Isack Hadjar
Ferrari Leclerc Robert Shwartzman
Mercedes Hamilton Frederick Vesti
McLaren Norris Pato O’Ward
Alpine Ocon Jack Doohan
Alfa Romeo Bottas Theo Pourchaire
Aston Martin Stroll Felipe Drugovich
Haas Hulkenberg Ollie Bearman
Williams Sargeant Zak O’Sullivan


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