So you possibly can see: The race on Sunday begins at 7:55 a.m. Jap Time and might be considered within the US on ESPN2 and can be streamed stay on the ESPN app and on SlingTV.
In Canada, viewers can watch the race on TSN4 and RDS (French language). Pre-race protection in each the US and Canada is scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m., with the checkered flag anticipated to fall round 10 a.m. (The race finish time is an estimate and displays the completion of the published window.)
Somewhat concerning the race: 55 laps on the 5.281 kilometer Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
Who might be seen: For the second time in System 1 historical past, two drivers – Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes and Max Verstappen from Pink Bull – are tied for the championship.
“It is a dream state of affairs,” McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo advised Ian Parkes within the Instances.
Hamilton, 36, is chasing a record-breaking eighth title whereas Verstappen, 24, is in search of his first. There may be rigidity between them on the observe and there have been a variety of incidents together with crashes on the British and Italian Grand Prix.
Parkes additionally wrote about Kimi Raikkonen, a 42-year-old driver who seems able to go off the observe.
Räikkönen from Finland has devoted himself to System 1 for the previous twenty years. He by no means left motorsport even throughout a two-year hiatus from the collection in 2010/11 after leaving Ferrari.
However System 1 has dominated his profession since 2001. After beginning his 349th profession on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Raikkonen, who now drives for Alfa Romeo, bows. And as Parkes says, this time perhaps eternally.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ends a novel System 1 season, as Luke Smith wrote. The coronavirus pandemic has pressured the cancellation of many long-running races – in China, Canada, Singapore, Japan and Australia – though races in Portugal, Turkey and Qatar have been added.
It was the longest season within the collection’ historical past.
Income soared, up 12 p.c within the third quarter in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months, however the longer season, further workload, and fixed journey left the groups robust.