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Abu Dhabi GP: Start time, Schedule and How to watch the Yas Marina Race

The final Grand Prix is here! And you definitely don’t want to miss out on this Abu Dhabi GP and its start time. In 2021, Abu Dhabi saw Verstappen and Hamilton battle it out until the final lap for the championship. And this year, although we already know who the World Champion is, we can still expect to see high emotions on the track. So to make sure that you don’t miss out on an exciting weekend, we’ll be breaking down the Abu Dhabi GP schedule, start time, when to watch it, and how to watch it. 

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Abu Dhabi Start Time UK and Schedule 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix date: 

The race will take place on Sunday 20th November 2022.  

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start time: 

The race begins at 1PM UK time on Sunday 20th November 2022.

Below is a more detailed breakdown of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 schedule, as well as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start time UK. 

Abu Dhabi GP 2022 Schedule

Friday, November 18British Summer Time
First Practice Session10:00 – 11:00
Second Practice Session13:00 – 14:00
Saturday, November 19British Summer Time
Third Practice Session10:30 – 11:30
Qualifying Session14:00 – 15:00
Sunday, November 20British Summer Time
Mexico Grand Prix 202213:00 – 15:00

If you’re in the UK, you can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sky Sports, and you can catch the highlights on Channel 4, a few hours after the race has finished. You can also stream the race through NOW. Remember that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start time UK will be four hours before the Abu Dhabi local time! 

If you’re in the US, you can watch the race on ESPN.

Here’s the full breakdown of where you can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on TV & Stream:

Television channels:

TV channelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
ESPNUSA
TSN/RDSCanada
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming services:

Streaming ServiceLocation
NOW TV / Sky Go AppUK
ESPNUSA
TSN directCanada
KayoAustralia

About the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 

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Since 2009, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been a fixture on the Formula One calendar. 

The race takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates, which is located on the southern peninsula of the $40 billion Yas Island leisure complex.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first day-night race in F1 and uses floodlights to illuminate the track as the race progresses.

The most successful driver of this Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton has won the race four times, once for Mclaren in 2011 and four times for Mercedes between 2014 and 2019.

Abu Dhabi weekend preview: Altitude and weather 

The weather forecast in Abu Dhabi is promising, with all three days of racing expected to be sunny and without rain over the race weekend.

The weather is forecasted to be around 31 degrees celsius across the race weekend!

Abu Dhabi GP stats: 

Here are some interesting stats about the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina track: 

First Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 2009

Last Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 2021 

Circuit length: 5.281km

Number of laps: 58

Race distance: 305.354km

Lap record: Verstappen, 2021 (1:26:103) 

Most wins (Drivers’ Championship): 

Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins

Sebastian Vettel: 3 wins 

Max Verstappen: 2 wins

Most wins (Constructors’ Championship): 

Mercedes: 6

Red Bull: 5

McLaren/Mercedes: 1

Lotus/Renault: 1

Abu Dhabi offers more than just racing… 

Yas Island began as a blank canvas for developers to transform into a tourist attraction, and 11 years and $40 billion later, they are nearly finished. Seven hotels, Ferrari’s indoor theme park, a mall, a water park, a golf course, a beach, a concert arena, and a nightclub are set against the backdrop of perfect Emirati weather. What more could you ask for? This is the perfect grand backdrop to end what has been an exhilarating 2022 F1 season.