There is just one more race left in the 2017 Formula One season, and while there is no championship on the line — Lewis Hamilton has won the Drivers Championship and his team, Mercedes, has won the Constructors Championship — just about every driver in the field has something to race for.
Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s teammate, has pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the second race in a row he qualified fastest. It’s been a rough second half of the season for Bottas, who is trying to prove he belongs at Mercedes. He relinquished the lead on the first lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix, and he’s hoping to avoid a similar fate on Sunday.
The race will be broadcast by NBCSN in the United States, beginning at 8 a.m. ET. There will be live streaming available at NBC Sports via web browser and on the NBC Sports app for various connected smart devices.
Hamilton will start second, with Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari behind him. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull rounds out the first two rows, with Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari and Max Verstappen of Red Bull occupying the third row.
The battle behind the big six is an interesting one, with Nico Hulkenberg of Renault qualifying in seventh ahead of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon of Force India. Felipe Massa of Williams has the final spot in the top 10.
The American-owned Haas team has been a non-factor in the second half of the season, with Kevin Magnussen qualifying 14th and Romain Grosjean qualifying 16th, split by the Williams of Lance Stroll.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday as well as the full lineup and starting grid for the grand prix.
How to watch Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Date: Nov. 26, 2017
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Time: 8 a.m. ET
Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Starting Grid
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:36.959|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:37.328|
|Sergio Pérez||Force India||1:38.374|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India||1:38.397|
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:38.725|
|Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1:39.724|
|Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1:40.471|