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F1: low stakes for the last of the season in Abu Dhabi

F1 heads to the United Arab Emirates this weekend for the last race of the season. A Grand Prix whose main challenge will be the fight between Mercedes and Ferrari for second place in the constructors' championship.

The suspense will not have been there. the key word of this Formula 1 season. The fault mainly lies with Red Bull, and particularly with Red Bull. Max Verstappen. The Dutchman reduced the competition to the level of stooges. The 26-year-old pilot won the race. his third world crown at the start of October, in Qatar, while there were still five Grands Prix remaining on the calendar. One number perfectly sums up Vesrtappen's ultra-domination in 2023: he won the championship. 18 of the 21 Grands Prix contested this year, a new record in this area that he had already set. established a year earlier with 15 wins.

While he will be able to try to raise the bar 19, this weekend, at on the occasion of the last race of the season scheduled for Abu Dhabi, Max Verstappen has more than twice as many points as his runner-up, who is none other than his teammate Sergio Perez, in the world championship standings (549 against 273). The first driver from another team, Lewis Hamilton, was relegated. …317 points! We are far, very far, from the marvelous battle between the Dutch and the British to obtain the title in 2021.

The overwhelming domination of one driver is obviously not very good news for Formula 1. For the last race before a truce of almost four months, the stakes are minimal. The podium of the World Drivers' Championship is already there. known and only uncertainty remains as to the name of the stable which will end at second place. Currently runner-up to the untouchable Red Bull, Mercedes only has four points more than Ferrari before battling it out on the United Arab Emirates circuit.

The battle is likely to rage between Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz on one side, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on the other. Especially after the Las Vegas episode where Mercedes was the only team to take part. having posed his veto following the penalty of 10 places inflicted on Carlos Sainz on the starting grid after a drain destroyed the Spaniard's car during the first session of the race. free trials. Enough to spice up a race that will still lack a little flavor.

At what time can you follow the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

After several races contested in prime time or, like last week, early in the morning, we return to the race. more traditional times during this last Grand Prix of the season. If it is three hours less in France than elsewhere, Abu Dhabi, the program will be quite classic for a viewer in Europe. The drivers will take the stage on Friday morning for the first of three free practice sessions, while qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday will take place respectively at the end of the day. from 3 p.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Free practice 1 à 10:30 a.m. Friday November 24 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free practice 2 2 p.m. on Friday November 24 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free practice 3 à 11:30 a.m. Saturday November 25 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifications 3 p.m. on Saturday November 25 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 26 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel can you watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on?

The last Grand Prix of the season will be exclusively broadcast on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. The different channels will share the event since the three free practice sessions and the qualifications will be broadcast on Canal++ Sport while, as usual, the race will be broadcast on Canal+.

  • Friday, November 24: Free 1st. 10:10 a.m. + Free 2 1:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday November 25: Free 3rd 11:10 a.m. + Qualifications 2:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday November 26: "La Grille" à 1:55 p.m. from start of the Grand Prix at 2 p.m. on Canal+

How to watch the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix streaming?

Do you prefer to follow the Grand Prix on your computer, tablet or from the warmth of your bed with your smartphone and your duvet? No problem, this twenty-second and final Grand Prix of the season will of course also be viewable in streaming. Two possibilities open up to you: you: access to the Canal+ streaming platform MyCanal or via the official F1 website, F1.com. Both will offer the full range of services. practice sessions, qualifications and races live but also in replay. On MyCanal, activating expert mode also allows you to combine screens, multi-cameras (including on-board cameras) and data, for example pilot times in real time . On F1.com, live broadcasting of testing and the race is supplemented by replays, documentaries and even historical reminders via the F1TV Pro service, offered online. à 64.99 euros per year or 7.99 euros per month.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116