Despite both world titles being completed, the F1 paddock will arrive at the Yas Marina circuit fresh from a dramatic and controversial Brazilian round last weekend.
Mercedes broke its winless streak when George Russell took his first F1 victory in a 1-2 lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton collided with rival Max Verstappen early in the Brazilian GP, while the world champion also made headlines for disobeying orders from the Red Bull team to let teammate Sergio Perez overtake him on the final lap to take the lead. the Mexican’s bid to support the runner-up. place in the drivers’ world championship.
Elsewhere, Ferrari endured its final round of frustrations and Alpine teammates Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso collided at Interlagos.
In Abu Dhabi, F1 will say goodbye to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel who will retire at the end of the season, as well as Daniel Ricciardo and Nicholas Latifi who will drop off the grid before 2023 – with Mick Schumacher’s future still ahead . specifically.
Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB16B
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What are the key points in F1 2022 to be decided at the Abu Dhabi GP?
In the F1 World Drivers’ Championship, Leclerc and Perez go into the final round tied on points in the battle for second in the standings, with the Ferrari driver ahead after the victories countdown.
Therefore, whoever finishes in front will take second place, unless both do not score, then Leclerc will retain second place due to his three wins this year against Perez’s two.
In the F1 Constructors’ World Championship, Ferrari and Mercedes are tied for second place in the final standings with 19 points. Behind them, Alpine and McLaren are also 19 points apart in the battle for fourth place.
Further back, five points split Alfa Romeo in sixth and Aston Martin in seventh, while Haas in eighth and AlphaTauri in ninth split two points.
Logan Sargeant must finish sixth or higher in the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the final in Abu Dhabi to secure a super license and confirm his place in the Williams line-up.
Haas will also announce who will partner Kevin Magnussen in his driver line-up for next season, with the choice between Mick Schumacher and Nico Hulkenberg.
Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75
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Full timing of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Friday, November 18, 2022
Free practice 1: 10:00-11:00 GMT (14:00-15:00 local)
Free practice 2: 13:00-14:00 GMT (17:00-18:00 local)
Saturday November 19, 2022
Free practice 3: 10.30am – 11.30am GMT (2.30pm – 3.30pm local)
Qualification: 14:00-15:00 GMT (18:00-19:00 local)
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Race: 13:00 GMT (17:00 local)
How can I watch Formula 1?
In the UK, Formula 1 is only broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights a few hours after the race has ended on Channel 4. Live streaming via NOW is also available in the UK.
Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels, costing £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed via NOW with a single day payment of £11.98p or a monthly membership of £33.99p per month.
Fans who want to watch the race for free will have to wait until Saturday night (qualifying) or Sunday night (race) to watch the highlights on Channel 4.
Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-21
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How can I watch the Abu Dhabi GP?
- Channel: Sky Sports F1 HD and Sky Sports Main Event
- Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
- Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports has live and exclusive broadcast rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Abu Dhabi GP race starting at 11:30am on Sky Sports F1 and 12:30pm on Sky Sports Main Event before the lights go out at 1:00pm.
When can I watch the highlights of the Abu Dhabi GP?
- Channel: Channel 4
- Start time: Qualifying – Saturday 6:40pm, Race – Sunday 5:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to show the highlights of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying and the full Grand Prix.
Will the Abu Dhabi GP be on the radio?
Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the TBEN Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra stations and via the TBEN Sport website.
Coverage of the Abu Dhabi GP begins at 1pm GMT on TBEN Radio 5 Live and the TBEN Sounds app.
Weather forecast for the Abu Dhabi GP
The Yas Marina circuit is set for warm and sunny conditions throughout the race weekend, with a slight chance of rain. Temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius are predicted for the start of the race on Sunday, two degrees warmer than the Brazilian GP’s previous timeout.
Most F1 Abu Dhabi GP wins
Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Sebastian Vettel: 3 wins (2009, 2010, 2013)
Max Verstappen: 2 wins (2020, 2021)
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, 1st place, wins to become 2021 Drivers’ Champion
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