How to watch Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix live in Canada

Posted: 12 December 2021 1:05 am
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Verstappen or Hamilton? The winner of a thrilling F1 season will be decided on a reconfigured Abu Dhabi track this weekend.

For the first time in 47 years, 2 title aspirants head into the final round of a Formula 1 season locked on points. 7-time winner Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull ace Max Verstappen have fought neck and neck all season, race after race. It has come to this, the last race of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Hamilton has won the last 3 races and looks to have the pace to claim the title, but with so much on the line and the race on a circuit which Verstappen last won at, anything could happen.

Ever since Hamilton claimed the first race of the season, it has been full throttle racing. Red Bull at times looked the much quicker car only for the Mercedes and Hamilton’s brilliance behind the wheel to bring things back square. And that’s where we are now, all square.

With the constructors’ championship and some minor placings still to be worked out, this is a grand prix for the ages.

F1 Abu Dhabi start time Canada

The final race of the 2021 F1 season gets underway at 8am ET on Sunday 12 December.

How to watch 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi live in Canada

The destination for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Canada is F1 TV Pro. It has given you access to every single race of the 2021 F1 season, as well as practice and qualifying. It’s the official streaming service of Formula 1. You can learn more about F1 TV in our dedicated guide.

You can access onboard cameras, team radio and a major race archive. Along with blanket F1 action, you also get access to F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup live.

You can also get qualifying and race day action in Canada on TSN and RDS. All the details are in our viewing guide for streaming F1 online in Canada.

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F1 Abu Dhabi qualifying results

PositionDriverTeam
1Max VerstappenRed Bull
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes
3Lando NorrisMcLaren
4Sergio PerezRed Bull
5Carlos SainzFerrari
6Valtteri BottasMercedes
7Charles LeclercFerrari
8Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri
9Esteban OconAlpine
10Daniel RicciardoMcLaren
11Fernando AlonsoAlpine
12Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri
13Lance StrollAston Martin
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo
15Sebastian VettelAston Martin
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams
17George RussellWilliams
18Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo
19Mick SchumacherHaas
20Nikita MazepinHaas

Who will win F1 Abu Dhabi?

Hamilton looks in the box seat despite losing out on pole position to Verstappen. He has won the last 3 races and clearly has the faster car, winning those races by 21, 25 and 10 seconds respectively.

Even in qualifying despite Verstappen edging Hamiltom out, it required some well planned strategy by Red Bull with Sergio Perez providing a huge tow. Hamilton had two attempts in Q3, both of which were without a tow and he was only 3 tenths slower.

Come race time Verstappen won’t be able to rely on Perez to help him out and the Mercedes still looks to have the Red Bull covered on straight line speed.

Still, anything could happen. If neither driver collects points Verstappen will claim the title as he has more wins for the season, 9 to 8. Could he be tempted to try to win by default? A shunt into the wall? It has been a crazy season but we think the stewards might have a say on that should it happen.

Still, Max says he’ll do “whatever is necessary” to claim his first F1 title, so who knows?

Verstappen also has the numbers on his side with 5 of the last 6 pole sitters in Abu Dhabi claiming the race win.

We think Hamilton has the power to claim a fourth straight victory for the season and become the greatest champion the sport has seen, claiming a record 8 world drivers’ championships.

F1 season standings

Drivers Championship

PositionDriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull369.5
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes369.5
3Valtteri BottasMercedes218
4Sergio PerezRed Bull190
5Charles LeclercFerrari158
6Lando NorrisMcLaren154
7Carlos SainzFerrari149.5
8Daniel RicciardoMcLaren115
9Pierre GaslyAlpha Tauri100
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine77
11Esteban OconAlpine72
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin43
13Lance StrollAston Martin34
14Yuki TsunodaAlpha Tauri20
15George RussellWilliams16
16Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo10
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams7
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo3
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo0
21Nikita MazepinHaas0

Constructors Championship

PositionTeamPoints
1Mercedes587.5
2Red Bull559.5
3Ferrari307.5
4McLaren269
5Alpine149
6Alpha Tauri120
7Aston Martin77
8Williams23
9Alfa Romeo13
10Haas0

Updated: We updated our article at 1:05am ET 12 December with new information including updated times, qualifying results, standings and a race preview.

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