Formula 1 2020 season concludes with Abu Dhabi GP this weekend on Sky Sports F1; Watch qualifying at 1pm on Saturday, watch race at 1.10pm on Sunday; What’s still to play for, and who’s saying goodbye to teams, and F1, after the race?
A unique Formula 1 season in a year like no other ends at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.
From the uncertainty and huge disruptions caused to the sport’s 2020 plans by the coronavirus pandemic in the first half of the year, a breathless but dramatic 17-race schedule in 24 weeks across Europe and the Middle East is now on the verge of being completed.
The final act sees the futuristic Yas Marina circuit stage F1’s concluding race for the seventh year in a row, although this time in the latest finish to a season – December 13 – in 57 years.
Both of F1’s world titles may have been long since settled in Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ favours, but there are still some key battles to win for drivers and teams – plus, after the intense events of Bahrain’s double-header, the strong likelihood of another eventful Grand Prix weekend.
- Sunday’s race is live on Sky Sports F1 at 1.10pm with build-up from 12.30pm
- Saturday’s qualifying hour is live from 1pm, with build-up from midday
The key constructors’ championship battle…
For pride, prestige and prize-money reasons, the conclusion to the season-long fight for third in the Constructors’ Championship is the battle of consequence still raging into Abu Dhabi.
Ferrari’s poor season has opened up the chance for a team outside of F1’s recognised ‘Big Three’ of the turbo-hybrid era to finish in the top three for the first time since 2015.