Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021: What TV channel is it on, what time is lights out and what will the result be?

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are equal on point as we head to the title-deciding final race in Abu Dhabi. With Lewis chasing his 8th title and Max chasing his first.

Where to watch it?

Channel 4 has struck a deal with Sky F1 to show the final race live. Although, if you choose to watch on Channel 4, you won't benefit from the commentary duo that is Crofty and Brundle.

Usually, Channel 4 is limited to showing the race highlights after the race is shown live on Sky F1.

Sky chief executive, UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen said: "Sunday's Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in the last decade, and could be a historic moment for British sport.

"We've chosen to gift the race to the whole country at Christmas through our partnership with Channel 4, so everyone can be part of a huge national moment as Lewis Hamilton goes for a historic eighth World Championship title."

Formula One president Stefano Domenicali added: "We are excited that Sky will make the Grand Prix on Sunday available to Channel 4 viewers so everyone can tune in live for the thrilling finale to this epic season."

When is it?

The first practice session will commence Friday, 10th December at 9:30 am with the second practice starting at 1 pm. The final practice session will be Saturday, 11th December at 10 am with the all-important qualifying session starting at 1 pm.

The formation lap for the main event will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 12th, with lights out being around 1:05 pm.

What will the results be?

Statistically, no other driver other than Hamilton or Verstappen will be able to get enough points to win the championship. 

Whilst the constructor's championship looks to be going to Mercedes: RedBull's team principal Christian Horner admitted that RedBull needs a miracle to win the constructors championship.

A win for Max Verstappen would undoubtedly be good for the sport, with Lewis Hamilton having won every championship since his then-teammate Nico Rosberg won in 2016.

Lewis looks to be on good form, having won the previous three races. However, Max dominated last years Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and did show fantastic pace in Jeddah last weekend.

Even though the two drivers are equal on points, if neither of them is able to score any points, Max will win the championship - this is because Max has more overall wins throughout the season (9-8).

Will there be any foul play? Well.. that depends what you class as foul play. Will RedBull ask one of their drivers to take Hamilton out? That's unlikely. But we will certainly see some questionable tactical decisions from the pit wall. And we can't rule out dangerous driving when there's a drivers championship on the line.