How you can watch: Sunday’s race begins at 7:55 a.m. Jap time and may be seen on ESPN2 in america, and will also be streamed stay on the ESPN app and on SlingTV.
In Canada, viewers can watch the race on TSN4 and RDS (French language). The pre-race protection in each the U.S. and Canada is scheduled to start out at 6:30 a.m., with the checkered flag anticipated to drop nearer to 10 a.m. (The race’s finish time is an estimate and displays the conclusion of the printed window.)
A little bit concerning the race: 55 laps on the 5.281-kilometer (3.281 miles) Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
Who to observe: For under the second time in Method 1 historical past, two drivers — Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Max Verstappen of Pink Bull — go into the season finale tied for the championship.
“It’s a dream situation,” Daniel Ricciardo of McLaren instructed Ian Parkes, writing in The Times.
Hamilton, 36, is chasing a record-breaking eighth title, whereas Verstappen, 24, seeks his first. There may be tension between them on the observe, they usually have had a lot of incidents, together with crashes within the British and Italian Grands Prix.
Parkes additionally wrote about Kimi Raikkonen, a 42-year-old driver who appears able to stroll away from the observe.
Over the previous twenty years, Raikkonen of Finland has devoted himself to Method 1. Even throughout a two-year hiatus from the sequence in 2010-11 after leaving Ferrari, he by no means left motorsports.
However since 2001, Method 1 has dominated his profession. After what can be his 349th profession begin within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Raikkonen, now driving for Alfa Romeo, bows out. And as Parkes says, this time possibly for good.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is ending a singular Method 1 season, as Luke Smith wrote. The coronavirus pandemic pressured the cancellation of many longtime races — in China, Canada, Singapore, Japan and Australia — though races had been added in Portugal, Turkey and Qatar.
It made for the longest season within the sequence’ historical past.
Income jumped, rising 12 % within the third quarter, in contrast with the identical interval final 12 months, however the longer season, added workload and fixed journey, has taken a toll on groups.