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|
|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)|
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