2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: How to watch Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen F1 title decider

Here is all you need to know ahead of the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are set to come head to head in the F1 season finale this weekend, with the British driver hoping to move clear of Michael Schumacher with a record-breaking eighth world title.

Verstappen will also be looking to land the crown and has been leading for most of the campaign.

Here is everything you need to know about the race...

When is the race?

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend kicked off yesterday morning (Friday 10 December) and runs through to the race on Sunday 12 December.

The Abu Dhabi GP itself begins at 1pm on Sunday.

How can I watch the race?

Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 will show live coverage of Sunday’s race.

Qualifying coverage starts at 12pm GMT today (Saturday 11 December) on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ race coverage begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Channel 4’s coverage at 12pm.

Sky Sports cufstomers can stream the entire weekend’s coverage through the Sky Go app.

Abu Dhabi GP schedule


8.10am: F2 Sprint Race One Live

9.45am: F1 Practice Three Live (Session starts 10am)

12pm: Abu Dhabi GP Qualifying build-up Live


2.40pm: F2 Sprint Race Two Live

3.40pm: F1 Champions Live (also on YouTube)

4.40pm: Ted's Qualifying Notebook


8.50am: F2 Feature Race Live

11.30am: Abu Dhabi GP: Grand Prix Sunday Live


3pm: Abu Dhabi GP: Chequered Flag Live

Driver standings

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes: 369.5

2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull: 369.5

3. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes: 218

4. Sergio Pérez, Red Bull: 190

5. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari: 158

6. Lando Norris, McLaren: 154

7. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari: 149.5

8. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren: 115

9. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri Honda: 100

10. Fernando Alonso, Alpine: 77