We are approaching the end of the month of November 2016, and it’s time that we will be getting the new Formula 1 champion. And guess what, we are up for a fascinating final raceday clash as Nico Rosberg, and Lewis Hamilton will be up against each other for the one final time at Abu Dhabi in the Formula 1 Grand Prix 2016 season. And as we build up to the raceday we bring forward a preview of the final raceday and the TV Guide and live streaming details of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016: Raceday Preview
This is going to be the final race of the 2016 Formula 1 season. And the best thing about his year’s competition is that we are yet to be confirmed about who is going to be the champion. Two of the racers who are in contention for lifting this year’s title are Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Both the drivers are from the same constructor Mercedes. The German company has already won the constructors’ title as they have been excellent all through with the most number of wins throughout the season. But what remains to be seen is whether Lewis Hamilton will be able to lift the trophy beating his partner in the Mercedes camp Nico Rosberg.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016: Hamilton vs Rosberg
The fact that Lewis Hamilton still has the opportunity to win this year’s Formula 1 Grand Prix despite being in the second spot makes the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix all the more exciting. Nico Rosberg is sitting pretty at the top with 367 points. Only 12 points separate him from the second placed British driver Hamilton. And things are in favour of Rosberg as he needs only 13 points to claim the trophy. However, a win for Hamilton and finish beyond the top three will find the German driver losing out on the trophy. As it stands now, the odds are against Hamilton to win the award but in Formula 1 you never know. Anything can happen and Rosberg despite being in a favourable position might just lose out on the title.
In fact, Lewis Hamilton has been quoted saying that he will be giving best to win it. He said, “It’s not been a perfect season, and I’m faced with pretty impossible odds no matter what I do this weekend.I can’t and won’t give up. You never know what might happen — however unlikely it may seem.” Hamilton, plagued by reliability issued earlier this season, added, “I’ll be proud of myself and what I’ve achieved as long as I feel I’ve given my all and performed at my best. Whatever happens, I’m proud of everyone who’s been a part of the success we’ve shared over the past few years. I’m approaching this weekend the same as I do every race. I want to win, and I’ll give it everything to finish the season on a high.”
Nico Rosberg who is on the verge of emulating his father Keke who became the Formula 1 champion in 1982 looked excited yet calm while facing the media. He said, “In Brazil, after the race, I was joking that I would still be taking things one race at a time, but the more I think about it, the more that’s actually not as crazy as it sounds. I have to treat this like any other race. Nothing in this sport is easy, so this won’t be any different and I still have to go all out for a good result.” The German driver added, “I have great memories from winning at this track last year and it’s somewhere I’ve usually been strong in the past, so I have every reason to feel confident.”
Formula 1 2016: Standings
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*Before Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Know the Circuit
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates. The design of the track was laid by Hermann Tilke and is located at a distance from the city of Abu Dhabi. The circuit is 5.554 Km long and has 21 turns in all. Bruno Senna holds the record for the first driver to ride a Formula 1 car on this track and the record for the fastest lap is in the name of Sebastian Vettel who finished the track in 1:40.279 minutes. The track has received lots of accolades from many drivers like Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Force India’s driver Adrian Sutil. However, drivers like Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella has mentioned for the track.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016: Race Details
Date: November 27, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM BST; 05:30 PM IST
Venue: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016: Live Updates
Lewis Hamilton turned out to be the best driver in the two Free Practice sessions that the teams have had in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016. In the both the practice sessions Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and it seems he is keen to win the race as well. Because only a win can provide Hamilton with the opportunity to defend his title. However, things are looking good for Nico Rosberg who is bidding for his first Formula 1 title as a top-3 finish will be enough to give the championship irrespective of where Lewis Hamilton finishes. the Qualifying Session is scheduled to be held today only with the final race of the season scheduled on Sunday. Also, it remains to be seen who qualifies at which spot because Sebastian Vettel is also not too far away as he had agood time out there in the practice sessions.
Top Ten Times from the second free practice sessions:
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016: TV Guide and Online Streaming Details
TV Listings: The race day actions happening the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 for the final time in the Formula 1 2016 championship will be telecasted live on Sky Sports F1 from 01:00 PM BST. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Practice Session 1 and 2 will also be telecasted on Sky Sports F1 from 08:45 AM and 12:45 PM on November 25 in the UK respectively. The qualifying session will be aired on Sky Sports F1 on November 26 from 01:00 PM BST. In India the all the actions will be available on the Star Sports Network.
Online Streaming Details: Live Streaming of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016, the last day race of the Formula 1 2016 will be available in India on Hotstar.
It seems the excitement is already getting high as we approach the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016. This is going to be the final raceday in the Formula 1 season 2016. Hope this preview and the TV guide besides the online streaming details of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 enables you keep track of all the proceedings and build up including the practices leading to the actual day of the event. Further updates will be made. So keep a tap on this article for more.