Which channel is the Formula 1 channel today? TV schedule, start time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021
The Formula 1 finale is here.
The 2021 Formula 1 season has been a long one: There’s drama, there’s excitement, there’s new races in new locations. But most of all, it was a championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
Red Bull and Mercedes drivers scrambled, scratched and rammed into an overall 369.5-point lead to advance into the final F1 race of the 2021 calendar: Whether it’s devastation at Silverstone or battle questionable technique in Saudi Arabia, unable to give up both drivers in the race for the title.
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A season of crashes, mishaps, time penalties, and mess between Verstappen and Hamilton must have left Netflix salivating, and unlike some of the “Drive to Survive” moments, the series has survived. throughout the season. The back-and-forth war of words between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner has added fuel to the fire, while history hangs in the balance for both Hamilton and Verstappen.
Now, they bring their title fight to Abu Dhabi, for the final race of the 2021 F1 season: Verstappen has taken home the title in 2020, but there will be a long way to go before Hamilton, driver of the year. Yas Marina champion.
It turns off the lights and we’re on our way to the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.
Here’s what you need to know for this weekend’s F1 finale:
On which channel is the F1 race broadcast today?
- Race: Grand Prix Abu Dhabi
- Day: Sunday, December 12
- Channel: ESPN2
- Direct: fuboTV / ESPN+
The ESPN network team will broadcast all of the 2021 F1 races in the US using a Sky Sports feed, with select races airing on ABC at the end of the season.
ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-speaking home for all 2021 F1 races in the US
What time does the F1 race start today?
- Day: Sunday, December 12
- Start time: 8 a.m. ET
The 8 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will begin at 5 p.m. local time. The lights out will probably happen as soon as 8am. ET. ESPN’s prerace program usually airs an hour before the race starts.
Below is the full TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.
|Friday, December 10||Practice 1||4:30 am||ESPNU|
|Friday, December 10||Practice 2||8 a.m||ESPNU|
|Saturday, December 11||Practice 3||5 a.m||ESPN2|
|Saturday, December 11||Qualification||8 a.m||ESPN2|
|Sunday, December 12||Race||8 a.m||ESPN2|
Formula 1 live stream for Grand Prix Abu Dhabi
For those without a cable or satellite subscription, there are five main OTT TV streaming options with ESPN – fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Out of the five, Hulu, fuboTV, and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Here are links to each.
For those with a cable or satellite subscription but don’t watch TV, the 2021 Formula 1 races can be streamed via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. .
Formula 1 schedule in 2021
In all, there are 23 scheduled races into the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix sliding across the leaderboard in the first week of March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was scrapped after the arrest Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix was in progress. It was originally scheduled for April 11 but most likely won’t happen this season.
The Singapore Grand Prix was also dropped from the schedule, with the Turkish Grand Prix instead returning to the schedule.
All races will be broadcast in the United States on the ESPN network, with the United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix both airing on ABC.
Please note: Hourly start times do not include broadcast start times, which are typically five minutes before the start of the race. Time does not include regular ESPN prerace shows.
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Here is the latest schedule:
|Day||Race||Course||Start Time (ET)||Channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Grand Prix Styria||Red Bull Ring||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|4th of july||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|August 1st||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 am||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 am||ESPN2||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|October 10||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul Intercity Park||8 a.m||ESPN2||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|October 24||US Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 pm||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|November 7||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||2 p.m||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|November 14||Grand Prix São Paulo||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Don’t turn on||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|November 21||Qatar Grand Prix||Losail . International Circuit||9 am||ESPNews||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|December 5||Saudi Arabia Grand Prix||Jeddah Road||12:30 pm||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|December 12th||Grand Prix Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina race track||8 a.m||ESPN2||TBD|