2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP – The best way to watch, session timings and extra


Hamilton received a dramatic and chaotic Saudi Arabian GP final weekend, whereas additionally setting the quickest lap to place him stage on factors with Verstappen because the Crimson Bull driver completed in second place. 

The battle for victory grew to become the most recent controversial tussle between the title contenders, with Verstappen slapped with a five-second penalty in the course of the race for going off-track at Flip 2 to defend his lead in opposition to Hamilton, earlier than a post-race 10-second penalty for “erratic” braking when the pair clashed at Flip 27. 

With Verstappen and Hamilton tied on factors, the Dutch driver holds the smallest of benefits by having extra wins this season – 9 to Hamilton’s eight – that means if they continue to be tied on factors after the Abu Dhabi GP he would take the title on countback.

Put merely, whoever finishes in entrance, assuming each drivers are within the high 10, they are going to be topped 2021 F1 world champion. Right here’s the complete F1 title permutations for the Abu Dhabi GP. 

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11, and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11

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Full 2021 Abu Dhabi GP session timings

Friday tenth December 2021

Free Apply 1: 9:30am-10:30am GMT (1:30pm-2:30pm native)

Free Apply 2: 1:00pm-2:00pm GMT (5:00pm-6:00pm native)

Saturday eleventh December 2021

Free Apply 3: 10:00am-11:00am GMT (2:00pm-3:00pm native)

Qualifying: 1:00pm-2:00pm GMT (5:00pm-6:00pm native)

Sunday twelfth December 2021

Race: 1:00pm GMT (5:00pm native)

How can I watch Method 1?

Method 1 is normally solely proven dwell on Sky Sports activities in the UK, nonetheless Sky and broadcaster Channel 4 have reached an settlement which means Channel 4 may also broadcast the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free of charge. 

Each Channel 4 will the Sky commentary and evaluation groups, however the deal implies that followers with out entry to Sky Sports activities may also be capable of watch the historic race dwell.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W11

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How can I watch the Abu Dhabi GP?

  • Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD
  • Channel numbers – Sky: 406
  • Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 (Sky Sports activities F1 HD)

Sky Sports activities has dwell and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 race ranging from 11:30am forward of lights out at 1:00pm. The race can also be being proven dwell on Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion from 11:30am.

When can I watch the Abu Dhabi GP on Channel 4?

  • Channel: Channel 4
  • Begin time: TBC

The main points of the take care of Sky are but to be confirmed, nonetheless because the race begins at 1pm, protection of the race might want to begin earlier than then.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF1000

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF1000

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Will the Abu Dhabi GP be on the radio?

Dwell radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season will probably be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell and 5 Dwell Sports activities Further stations or through the BBC Sport web site.

Protection of the Abu Dhabi GP will begin at 1:00pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Dwell and the BBC Sounds app.

Climate forecast for the Abu Dhabi GP

The Yas Marina Circuit is about for dry and clear climate circumstances all through the race weekend, with a really low probability of rain on every day of observe motion. Highs of 26 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race with the temperature dipping because the race progresses into the night time.

Most F1 Abu Dhabi GP wins

Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019)

Sebastian Vettel: 3 wins (2009, 2010, 2013)

Max Verstappen: 1 win (2020)

Valtteri Bottas: 1 win (2017)

Nico Rosberg: 1 win (2015)

Kimi Raikkonen: 1 win (2012)


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