Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021

What time does the 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP start?

The 2021 F1 season will conclude in Abu Dhabi this weekend as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battle it out for the title. Here is everything you need to know about what time the race starts on Sunday.

Verstappen start Abu Dhabi
To news overview © Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images

After a season-long fight, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will go head-to-head for the title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

With nine victories for Verstappen so far in 2021, and eight for Hamilton, the pair enter this weekend's event level on points, creating a 'winner takes all' showdown.

When is the Abu Dhabi GP?

The Abu Dhabi GP will be held on 12 December around the modified, 5.281km Yas Marina Circuit, which is set to be some 14 seconds quicker after chicanes were removed and corners reprofiled.

The race weekend will follow a traditional format, with qualifying taking place on Saturday ahead of Sunday's race.

How many laps is the Abu Dhabi GP?

The 2021 Abu Dhabi GP will be 58 laps with a maximum race time of two hours if there are any stoppages or delays.

2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP start times

Time zone Race start time
Pacific Time 05:00
Central Time 08:00
Eastern Time 09:00
Brasilia Standard Time 10:00
Greenwich Mean Time 13:00
Central European Time 14:00
Gulf Standard Time 17:00
India Standard Time 18:30
Western Indonesian Time 20:00
China Standard Time 21:00
Korea / Japan Standard Time 22:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time 23:00
New Zealand Standard Time 02:00 (Monday)

Also interesting:

F1 Podcast: Verstappen/Hamilton battle turns ugly ahead of title showdown

Are Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes now in the box seat, and is Max Verstappen's driving a sign of a desperate man as he scrambles to win his maiden title? F1 journalists Dieter Rencken, Thomas Maher and Mike Seymour discuss this and more in the latest episode of the RacingNews365 podcast!

F1 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

Join the conversation!

RESULTS 2024 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying