Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Final F1 race 2021 Abu Dhabi GP accepts call to identify champions

Max Verstappen had the chance to become Formula 1 World Champion in Jeddah, but the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, instead of ending the championship dispute, diverted the call to the final F1 race 2021 – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – to catch Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen with equal 369.5 points. Moreover, the Red Bull driver was fined after all the fighting with Hamilton. However, he will have to deal with this already this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit. The whole world will be watching the final F1 race in 2021 and here are five reasons why you should too.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ahead of final race
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton ahead of final race

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton make history.

You may already know that it is the second time in the history of Formula 1 that drivers fighting for first place in the championship go into the final race of the season with the same score. In 1974, such a situation happened for the first time with Emerson Fittipaldi and Clay Regazzoni.

The battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton is the true brilliance of the entire Formula 1 season 2021 and it comes to the point where there are no more chances. Or Max Verstappen becomes world champion for the first time. Or Lewis Hamilton finishes final F1 race 2021 as eight-time world champion, and that makes Lewis the record holder. Michael Schumacher is the current record holder, he has seven F1 titles to his credit.

Same points – 369, 5 mean that there are no old rules or predictions as to who and where of the two has to finish final race. The title will fall into the hands of that one who finish the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead.

If both are level on points at the Yas Marina Circuit, Verstappen will become world champion because he has one more win this year than Hamilton. It is possible if Lewis Hamilton finishes ninth and Verstappen 10th with the fastest lap.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021

Final F1 race 2021: Mercedes vs Red Bull.

The championship between Red Bull and Mercedes is another drama of the 2021 season. Psychologically, the stronger Red Bull team cannot resist faster Mercedes cars. The Mercedes was the quicker during the race weekend in Jeddah. Someone says the reason for this could have been the stronger wind or some other case, but nevertheless the average speeds of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are faster than Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen’s Red Bulls. At the same time Red Bull cars have the advantages that nobody has – the acceleration and the best use of downforce, which allow the drivers to pass corners faster than Merdcedes. You can see it at the Saudi Grand Prix.

Whatever it was, the battle for the constructors’ championship will continue at the final F1 race 2021 and it is Abu Dhabi that will put an end to it. Mercedes go to Yas Marina Circuit as the leader with a 28-point lead, with the team only needing a total of 17 points to confirm the championship. Red Bull Team, however, still has the opportunity to break the dominance of Toto Wolff’s team for the first time in 7 years since 2014.

Max Verstappen podium

Final F1 race with Kimi Raikkonen

While all the paddocks are talking about the driver line-up for 2022, we have drivers who will not be back. Kimi Raikkonen is one of them. The legendary Finn is the most experienced driver in history. The 2007 world champion has thrilled fans for two decades and is one of the most popular drivers on the grid, partly because of his behavior and approach. It has to be said that Kimi has already managed to attract participants for WRC rally races and, however, he has been successful.

After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he will hang up his helmet on a hook. Alfa Romeo has already sent his best wishes to Raikkonen. Yas Marina is significant for Kimi Raikkonen, who claimed his first victory on his comeback at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012. After 21 wins, over 100 podiums and 18 pole positions, he will start Sunday in his 349th and last Grand Prix.

Honda’s Formula 1 final story.

Honda is more than just an engine supplier, its history is full of a long journey over the last seven years. You already know Honda’s bitter comeback with McLaren in 2015. That was the hard time. Engine supplier endured the toughest reintroduction into the sport, started a year after the introduction of the V6 turbo engines. It was full of criticism, rumors and gossip, but not for those who really believe and are willing to sacrifice everything on the way to the cherished dream.

After making progress in 2016, Honda gradually apologized for any shortcomings before taking the right path towards Red Bull. After the deal with Red Bull’s daughter Toro Ross, (Alpha Tauri) Christian Horner was always need for guarantees from engine supplier. Frankly, any other supplier would have given up, but not Honda. That’s why Honda’s representative climbed onto the podium after Pierre Gasly’s victory at the Italian Grand Prix in 2020 and could not hold back the tears of joy after so many years of hard work.

It has been a very successful partnership with 16 wins and 12 pole positions in the last three seasons, including 10 wins this year. While the powertrain technology – with the support of Honda – will be transferred to Red Bull, the name Honda itself will disappear from Formula 1. Therefore, a victory in final F1 race 2021 with Red Bull means more than anything to Honda to win over itself: self-doubt, fear and a past that is slowly disappearing.

Yas Marina Circuit 2021, final f1 race Abu Dhabi GP
Yas Marina Circuit 2021

Updated Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Yas Marina Circuit opened in 2009, the same year the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place. Preparations for the final F1 race 2021 have been in full swing since the summer. Updated, new design will allow overtaking opportunities on the track where Mercedes won six consecutive races between 2014 and 2019 before Max Verstappen clinched victory for Red Bull last year. The Yas Marina Circuit’ updates included the removal of the chicane and the widening of the hairpin bend at Turn 7. Elimination of the four sharp curves in curves 11, 12, 13 and 14 . Turns 17, 18, 19 and 20 have been renewed to create a even more faster flowing section.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 schedule

THURSDAY 9th DECEMBER  
Formula 1Press Conference14:30 – 18:00
   
FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER  
FIA Formula 4 UAEPractice Session10:35 – 11:05
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:35 – 12:20
Formula 1Practice 113:30 – 14:30
Formula 1Press Conference15:00 – 16:00
FIA Formula 4 UAEQualifying Session15:55 – 16:15
Formula 1Practice 217:00 – 18:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session18:30 – 19:00
   
SATURDAY 11th DECEMBER  
FIA Formula 4 UAEFirst Race (25 Mins)11:00 – 11:30
FIA Formula 2First Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)12:20 – 13:10
Formula 1Practice 314:00 – 15:00
Formula 1Qualifying17:00 – 18:00
FIA Formula 2Second Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)18:45 – 19:35
FIA Formula 2Press Conference19:55 – 20:25
   
SUNDAY 12th DECEMBER  
FIA Formula 4 UAESecond Race (25 Mins)11:40 – 12:10
FIA Formula 2Third Race (33 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)13:00 – 14:05
FIA Formula 2F2/F3 Prize Giving Ceremony14:10 – 14:40
FIA Formula 2Press Conference14:50 – 15:05
Formula 1Fastest Lap & Pit Stop Of The Year Award15:00 – 15:05
Formula 1End Of Year F1 Drivers’ Photograph15:05 – 15:10
Formula 1Drivers’ Parade15:20 – 15:50
Formula 1Starting Grid Presentation15:25 – 15:55
Formula 1‘We Race As One’ Gesture16:43 – 16:44
Formula 1National Anthem16:44 – 16:46
Formula 1Grand Prix (58 Laps or 120 Mins)17:00 – 19:00
Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments

We will also see the McLaren F1 cars with new paint, designed by an emerging artist from the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, Mclaren driver Lando Norris has a good chance of taking the coveted fifth place in the drivers “standings. The battle will continue at the final F1 race between Norris, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.