The curtain comes down on the 2022 Formula One season as the final race of the year takes place in Abu Dhabi this week.
On a weekend that will see Max Verstappen officially crowned as a two-time world champion and Red Bull as the constructors champions for the first time since 2013, there’s still plenty to play for, not least in the battle for second spot in the drivers standings.
That’s because Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc enter this last race weekend tied on 290 points.
There was controversy in Sao Paulo when Verstappen didn’t allow teammate Perez to overtake him on the final lap under team orders so that the Mexican would hold the upper hand heading into the final race of the season in the United Arab Emirates.
A tricky day today. We’ll analyze overnight and give it all to move up during Sunday’s race👊
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen)
The Dutch driver has since said that he will do whatever it takes to help Perez claim second spot if needed in Abu Dhabi as Red Bull hunt a first ever one-two finish in the drivers’ championship, though the relationship between the two remains frosty for now.
There are also various battles to be had in the constructors’ standings, where Mercedes remain in the hunt to beat Ferrari to second spot after taking first and second in Brazil through George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.
Elsewhere, McLaren will hope to overtake Alpine on the final weekend of the season, whilst Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin are still battling for P6, as are Haas and AlphaTauri for P8.
F1 schedule: What time is Abu Dhabi FP1?
|Date||Friday, Nov 18||Friday, Nov 18||Friday, Nov 18||Friday, Nov 18|
|Time||10:00 GMT||05:00 ET||05:00 ET||21:00 AEDT|
F1 schedule: What time is Abu Dhabi FP2?
|Date||Friday, Nov 18||Friday, Nov 18||Friday, Nov 18||Saturday, Nov 19|
|Time||13:00 GMT||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||12:00 AEDT|
F1 schedule: What time is Abu Dhabi FP3?
|Date||Saturday, Nov 19||Saturday, Nov 19||Saturday, Nov 19||Saturday, Nov 19|
|Time||10:30 GMT||05:30 ET||05:30 ET||21:30 AEDT|
F1 schedule: What time is Abu Dhabi qualifying?
|Date||Saturday, Nov 19||Saturday, Nov 19||Saturday, Nov 19||Sunday, Nov 20|
|Time||14:00 GMT||09:00 ET||09:00 ET||01:00 AEDT|
F1 Schedule: What time is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
|Date||Sunday, Nov 20||Sunday, Nov 20||Sunday, Nov 20||Monday, Nov 21|
|Time||13:00 GMT||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||00:00 AEDT|
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV channel
|TV Channel||Sky Sports F1||ESPN/ABC||TSN (English); RDS (French)||Fox Sports|
F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream
|Live Stream||NOW TV / Sky Go app||ESPN+,||TSN Direct||Kayo|