Abu Dhabi GP: Sky companions with Channel 4 to share historic System 1 climax with the nation


Distinctive season finale with Hamilton and Verstappen locked on equal factors to be broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities and Channel 4

Final Up to date: 11/12/21 10:13am

Sky has introduced a partnership with Channel 4 that may see Sky Sports activities’ reside protection of the thrilling System 1 season finale shared with the entire nation proper earlier than Christmas, on what may very well be an historic event for Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton stands on the point of historical past – victory in Abu Dhabi would clinch an eighth world title and make sure him as the best F1 driver ever. This distinctive ultimate race will go lights out with the 2 main drivers on equal factors, the Yas Marina monitor offering a ‘winner takes all’ near an epic season.

Sky Sports activities has loved report viewing from the opening GP in Bahrain, to the penultimate race in Saudi Arabia which was watched by a peak viewers of two.7m viewers. Sky’s resolution to deepen its partnership with Channel 4 additional will guarantee the utmost potential viewers throughout the UK and Eire for a as soon as in a lifetime second for the game – Lewis v Max: Decider within the Desert.

Hamilton is already one of many biggest drivers the game has ever seen, however victory would transfer him above Michael Schumacher’s seven titles and into unprecedented territory. For Verstappen it will be a primary title for the thrilling 24-year-old Purple Bull driver. Both manner it is going to be a magical event, with the Sky Sports activities F1 staff of consultants analysing each single lap of a race the entire nation can now expertise.

Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO UK & Europe Sky stated: “Sunday’s Grand Prix is without doubt one of the greatest sporting occasions within the final decade, and may very well be an historic second for British sport. We have chosen to reward the race to the entire nation at Christmas by our partnership with Channel 4, so everybody could be a part of an enormous nationwide second as Lewis Hamilton goes for a historic eighth World Championship title.

“The good Sky Sports activities System 1 staff will give viewers on Channel 4 and Sky Sports activities the perfect perception, commentary and evaluation of each twist and switch of this most eagerly anticipated ultimate race of the season. Moreover all Sky TV prospects could have reside protection of the necessary qualifying session on Saturday, and the race on Sunday – which we may also present reside on Sky Showcase.”

System 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali stated: “We’re excited that Sky will make the Grand Prix on Sunday obtainable to Channel 4 viewers so everybody can tune in reside for the thrilling finale to this epic season. Sky’s ardour for System 1 is unimaginable and this beneficiant gesture exhibits their love of the game and the tens of millions of followers within the UK. We’re all wanting ahead to Sunday and hope all of the followers will likely be glued to their screens.”

Sky Sports activities F1 will present each side of the construct up, together with apply and qualifying as each drivers purpose to achieve a vital benefit earlier than the chequered flag. Moreover, each Sky TV buyer will be capable of watch every part from qualifying on Saturday to the race on Sunday, with the printed shared throughout Sky Sports activities and Sky Showcase. All of the motion from this iconic head-to-head may also be obtainable to NOW members with both a NOW Leisure or NOW Sports activities membership.

Sky Sports activities F1 will carry reside construct up on Sunday from 11.30am in UHD with the ‘Sports activities Recap’ perform obtainable all through the race, which is because of begin at 1pm. The reside race will then see Sky Sports activities’ protection aired throughout Sky channels and Channel 4, together with the Sky commentary staff and professional evaluation.

Sky Sports activities F1’s full Abu Dhabi GP schedule

1.30pm: Lewis vs Max: Press Convention Reside

3pm: The F1 Present Reside (additionally on YouTube)

4pm: Drivers’ Press Convention

7.35am: F2 Apply Reside

9am: F1 Apply One Reside (Session begins 9.30am)

12.45pm: F1 Apply Two Reside (Session begins 1pm)

2.25pm: F2 Qualifying Reside

3.05pm: The F1 Present: Decider within the Desert Reside (additionally on YouTube)

8.10am: F2 Dash Race One Reside

9.45am: F1 Apply Three Reside (Session begins 10am)

12pm: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying build-up Reside


2.40pm: F2 Dash Race Two Reside

3.40pm: F1 Champions Reside (additionally on YouTube)

4.40pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book

8.50am: F2 Function Race Reside

11.30am: Abu Dhabi GP: Grand Prix Sunday Reside


3pm: Abu Dhabi GP: Chequered Flag Reside

4.30pm: Ted’s Pocket book Reside

5.30pm: Abu Dhabi GP highlights


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