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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021

Schedule for the 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Here's the full weekend time schedule for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will take place from 10-12 December, as the 2021 F1 season reaches its climax.

Formula 1 arrives in Abu Dhabi for a title showdown as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen go head-to-head to secure the crown at the end of a thrilling 2021 campaign.

Hamilton drew level on points with Verstappen after taking a third successive victory in Saudi Arabia - the pair both having scored 369.5 across 21 races.

However, Verstappen does still hold an advantage in that he has won more races than Hamilton this season (nine to eight), meaning he would become World Champion on countback if they are level on points at the end of Sunday's finale.

Several changes have been made to the Yas Marina Circuit for the 2021 event, with chicanes removed and corners reprofiled to take an estimated 10-15 seconds off the lap time.

This weekend's event follows the traditional format, with two practice sessions on Friday, before third practice and qualifying on Saturday. The 58-lap Grand Prix will then be held on Sunday evening at 17:00 local time (13:00 UK time).

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog here. We will also have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Abu Dhabi.

What time does the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start? Check out the full schedule below.*

*Abu Dhabi is four hours ahead of the UK

2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP time schedule

Date Event Time (GMT) Time (CET) Time (Local)
Friday 10 December Practice 1 09:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 13:30-11:30
Friday 10 December Practice 2 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00
Saturday 11 December Practice 3 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00
Saturday 11 December Qualifying 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00
Sunday 12 December Race (58 laps) 13:00-15:00 14:00-16:00 17:00-19:00

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