Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 Preview: Start Time, TV Info, Weather, Schedule, Odds

By Matthew Walthert
at Internationaled.org

Published: November 23, 2016

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So it all comes down to this. After the longest season in Formula One history, the 21st and final race will decide the world championship between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg has the advantage, sitting 12 points ahead in the drivers' standings, but Hamilton has won the last three races, albeit with Rosberg knowing he just had to finish second in each of them to clinch the title.

Now, at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Rosberg needs just a third-place finish, even if his team-mate wins, to secure his first championship.

In the back of Rosberg's mind, though, will be the 2014 season finale, also held in the Gulf city. He started on pole in that race, with an outside shot at stealing the title from Hamilton, but engine problems relegated him to 14th place, while his team-mate won the race and the championship.

Rosberg's car has been relatively bulletproof this season—can it hold up for one more race?

Meanwhile, this will be the final F1 race for two stalwarts of the grid: McLaren's Jenson Button and Williams' Felipe Massa. Button won the drivers' championship with Brawn in 2009 and Massa nearly took the title in 2008, before a stunning, final-lap sequence allowed Hamilton to snatch it on the final corner.

Let's hope for an equally thrilling finish this weekend.

Keep reading for a full race-weekend preview, including TV times, championship standings, a circuit map and guide, tyre and DRS information, weather forecast, odds and session times.

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