F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

The 2021 Formula 1 season is set for a thrilling climax at the Yas Marina Circuit. Here's how you can watch the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more
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Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start the race from pole position after topping Saturday's qualifying, with his title rival Lewis Hamilton lining up alongside him in second.

Hamilton has the advantage of the more durable medium tyre for his first stint, while Verstappen has scored one more win than his Mercedes rival - which could come very handy if both drivers finish the season level on points.

When is the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will begin at 17:00 local time (+3 GMT) at the Yas Marina Circuit.

  • Date: Sunday, December12, 2021 
  • Start time: 17:00 local time / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET / 15:00 SAT / 16:00 EAT / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT / 00:00 AEDT (Sunday) / 22:00 JST / 18:30 IST 

2021 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix session timings 

Session

GMT

CET

ET

PT

AEDT

JST

IST

FP1

09:30

10:30

04:30

01:30

20:30

18:30

15:00

FP2

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

00:00¹

22:00

18:30

FP3

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

21:00

19:00

15:30

Qualifying

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

00:00¹

22:00

18:30

Race 

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

00:00¹

22:00

18:30

How can I watch the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN2
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Starting grid

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'22.109  
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'22.480 0.371
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'22.931 0.822
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'22.947 0.838
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'22.992 0.883
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'23.036 0.927
7 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'23.122 1.013
8 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'23.220 1.111
9 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'23.389 1.280
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'23.409 1.300
11 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'23.460 1.351
12 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'24.043 1.934
13 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'24.066 1.957
14 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'24.251 2.142
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'24.305 2.196
16 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'24.338 2.229
17 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'24.423 2.314
18 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'24.779 2.670
19 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'24.906 2.797
20 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'25.685 3.576
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