Abu Dhabi GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures

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The 2023 Formula One season draws to a close under the dazzling lights of Abu Dhabi, where the Yas Marina Circuit will stage the season-ending race. While the championship title is already secured by Red Bull, the battle for the coveted runner-up spot between Mercedes and Ferrari remains fiercely contested, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the weekend's proceedings.

Here is our selection of pictures from media day at Yas Marina.