Next Grand Prix will be the last Formula 1 race of the 2017 season will be taking place at the Yas Marina international circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE on the weekend of Friday, 24 November to 26 November 2017. The Coverage begins on Friday, 24 November with the first practice session at around 09:00 uk time. The qualifying round takes place on Saturday, 25 November and the big race is at around 16:00 uk time on Sunday, 26 November 2017.
[ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 will get underway on Friday, 24 November 2017 with the first two practice session followed by Saturday, 25 November’s qualifying. The main-race takes place on Sunday, 26 November 2017. We will have live links right here on this page before the start of big race on Sunday. ]
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 Schedule & Time Table:
Friday, 24 November 2017
First Practice Session: 09:00 uk time
Second Practice Session: 13:00 uk time
Saturday, 25 November 2017
Third Practice Session: 10:00 uk time
Qualifying Round: 13:00 uk time
Sunday, 26 November 2017
Brazilian F1 Grand Prix Race: 13:00 uk time
[ SkyF1 will start their coverage of Friday practice session at around 09:00 uk time while the second practice session begins at around 16:00 uk time. Channel4 will also broadcast the weekend’s action in UK ]
Lewis Hamilton started 20th on the grid and on the opening lap had a crash with Vettel which resulted in him taking the pit stop early with punctured tyre. Vettel himself started 19th and also had to take the pit stop but he got the better of Hamilton for most part in Mexico however he needed to finish in podium places to take the title race to Brazil. Vettel finished 4th in Mexico while Hamilton managed to sqeeze a 9th place finish to gurantee himself the 2017 title.
Lewis Hamilton accumulated 333 points in 18 races so far with 9 grand prix wins while Sebastian Vettel could only muster up 277 points with 4 grand prix wins. With still two more races to go and pressure off Hamilton’s back we can expect him to stretch the lead even further although title is already done and dusted.
Formula 1 2017 Season Results & Calender:
So there will be 21 races in the 2017 season starting with Australia GP out of the way, we will move to China in couple of weeks time for the second grand prix.
|1||Australia (Albert Park)||26 March||Sebastian Vettel|
|2||China (Shanghai)||09 April||Lewis Hamilton|
|3||Bahrain (Sakhir)||16 April||Sebastian Vettel|
|4||Russian (Sochi)||30 April|
|5||Spanish (Catalunya)||14 May|
|6||Monaco (Monte Carlo)||28 May|
|7||Canadian (Montreal)||11 June|
|8||European (Baku)||25 June|
|9||Austrian (Spielberg)||09 July|
|10||British (Silverstone)||16 July|
|11||Hungary (Budapest)||30 July|
|13||Belgian (Spa-Francorchamps)||27 August|
|14||Italian (Monzai)||03 September|
|15||Singapore (Singapore)||17 September|
|16||Malaysian (Spang)||01 October|
|17||Japanese (Suzuka)||08 October|
|18||USA (Austin)||22 October|
|19||Mexican (Mexico City)||29 October|
|20||Brazilian (Sao Paulo)||12 November|
|21||Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)||26 November|
Formula 1 2017 Pre-Season Testing: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been the fastest driver in both pre-season tests in march. He also set the record for fastest lap time in over a decade in Barcelona at 1:19.024. McLaren suffered several mechanical problems while Mercedes were also quick with new driver Valtteri Bottas setting a record lap time before Vettle on Thursday, 09 March 2017.
With Nico Rosberg retired Ferrari and Red Bull have a real oppertunity to close the gap on Mercedes. But looking at the pre-season test results its so evident that Mercedes still the fastest and most reliable cars on the grid however Ferrari is look to have reduce the gap and should pose a great threat to Mercedes compared with last three seasons.
Pre-Season Test#2 Results: So Vettel takes clear lead in day three of Barcelona Test. He did over 60 laps and record the best lap time of 1:19:024. Lew Hamilton was second fastest with 1:19:352.
Nico Rosbergs wins the 2016 Formula 1 Drivers Championship! The whole buildup leading up to the big and final race of the season revolved around title race between Mercedes duo where Hamilton managed to win the race but Rosberg did what he had to and finish comfortably second on podium to seal his very first F1 title.