Charles Leclerc set the fastest time during the second practice session for the Abu Dhabi GP, with teammate Carlos Sainz crashing at the Yas Marina Circuit. Max Verstappen came in third.
The second practice session for the Abu Dhabi GP saw more representative conditions than the first, as the sun was setting and the track conditions were more comparable to those during qualifying and the race.
Early in the session, Carlos Sainz crashed heavily, causing a red flag. Fortunately, Sainz emerged from the crash without serious injuries.
With about 26 minutes left, Nico Hulkenberg also crashed, resulting in another red flag. The session was affected by the loss of time causing drivers to queue at the pit lane exit to get onto the track quickly.
Leaving the pit lane, there was intense traffic as drivers attempted overtaking. Max Verstappen played a leading role in this.
Ultimately, Charles Leclerc set the fastest time, followed by Lando Norris and Max Verstappen. The session was challenging due to many interruptions and the use of less experienced drivers during the first practice session, making predictions for the rest of the race weekend difficult. Therefore, anything is possible during qualifying and the race.