Abu Dhabi will conclude a yr of Formulation 1 that has twisted and turned at each accessible alternative
The ultimate Grand Prix of 2021 is almost upon us and it’s set as much as be a dramatic end. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are presently tied on 369.5 factors and it’s all all the way down to the ultimate race to determine who will win the 2021 Championship title.
The primary ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix occurred final weekend with Lewis Hamilton ending in a convincing first place, over 20 second forward of his rival Verstappen who got here in second forward of Mercedes driver, Valterri Bottas, who pipped Alpine’s Esteban Ocon on the final second to take third.
All season has been constructing as much as this last race and the 2021 F1 season has been filled with intense rivalry, hard-fought battles and relentless competitors.
It has been a few years since Hamilton has needed to compete so onerous in opposition to a rival for the Championship however Verstappen has introduced the hearth again into the game by difficult the 36-year-old at each potential step.
For weeks the drivers’ standing was flitting backwards and forwards between the pair and it’s now all on the final race to determine who will probably be topped the 2021 Champion.
Right here’s all you’ll want to know forward of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
When is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
The race weekend will begin on Friday 10 December and conclude with the ultimate 2021 F1 race on Sunday 12 December
What are the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix timings?
- Observe 1: 9.30 – 10.30am GMT
- Observe 2: 1 – 2pm GMT
- Observe 3: 10 – 11am GMT
- Qualifying: 1 – 2pm GMT
How one can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Each session from the beginning of the primary follow session to the tip of the race will probably be accessible to observe on Sky Sports activities.
A reside stream of their protection may also be accessed through NowTV.
Channel 4 has gained the rights to point out the race on terrestrial TV, having struck an settlement with Sky.
The free to air channel agreed an analogous association with Amazon Prime Video to point out the US Open last, gained by Emma Raducanu.
The place is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening?
The ultimate race of the season will probably be held on the Etihad Airways, Yas Marina Circuit, situated simply to the east of Abu Dhabi.
What’s the Abu Dhabi race observe like?
The circuit was accomplished in 2009 and debuted as that yr’s Formulation 1 season finale.
It’s a Hermann Tilke-designed observe, dominated by its 1.2km straight between the fifth and sixth flip.
With its slow-speed corners marking the start and finish of the straight, it turns into a hotspot for overtaking.
There’s one other tough spot by turns 10 and 11 into flip 12 which forces drivers to brake onerous regardless of the luggage of lateral load nonetheless on the automotive.
There have been current observe modifications which have shortened the lap barely to five.28km which has added pleasure to the already dramatic last race in 2021. Flip 11 to 14 have been changed by one curve which can characteristic shallow banking and turns 17,18,19 and 20 have been eased to create a smoother movement on the finish of every lap.
Who has beforehand gained the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
2009: Sebastian Vettel with Purple Bull-Renault
2010: Sebastian Vettel with Purple Bull-Renault
2011: Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2012: Kimi Raikonen with Lotus-Renault
2013: Sebastian Vettel with Purple Bull-Renault
2014: Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes
2015: Nico Rosberg with Mercedes
2016: Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes
2017: Valterri Bottas with Mercedes
2018: Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes
2019: Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes
2020: Max Verstappen with Purple Bull Racing-Honda
Who will win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
Historical past means that Lewis Hamilton can have the sting on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix however with Verstappen taking the win in 2020 and each with a lot to realize from the win, it’s onerous to foretell who will take that primary spot.
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