Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will go head-to-head for the title at the final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi Reuters

The F1 bandwagon has descended upon Abu Dhabi for the final race of the season, with the Drivers' Championship hanging in the balance.

All eyes will be on Mercedes' title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who will go head-to-head for a place in the history books. This season the rules have been changed and the last race will award all the point scoring drivers double the points (meaning: the winning driver will be awarded 50 points rather than the usual 25) and this guarantees that both the drivers will have to be on top of their game.

Hamilton leads Rosberg by 17 points and that means with the new rules, the German can win the title if he wins the race and the British driver finishes third or below.

There is another battle behind the leading drivers, that is between Sebastian Vettel, who has just been confirmed as a Ferrari driver for next season, Fernando Alonso, rumoured to be joining McLaren and Valtteri Bottas for fourth, fifth and sixth places. The trio are separated by just three points going into the final race of the season.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts at 9 am GMT, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1pm GMT.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Yas Marina Circuit
  • First F1 Race: 2009
  • Circuit Length: 5.554km
  • Number of Laps: 55
  • Race Distance: 305.355 km
  • Lap Record: 1:40.279 S Vettel (2009)
  • Most Wins: Sebastian Vettel (3)
  • 2013 Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing)
  • 2013 Pole: Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing)

Drivers' Championship Review

It's the final race of the 2014 F1 season, and the title race as expected has come down to the wire. Lewis Hamilton leads teammate Nico Rosberg by 17 points, but with double points on offer, it is not all done as the German can clinch the title if he wins and Hamilton comes third or below.

Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is safe in third place, but there is an almighty battle brewing for fourth, fifth and sixth places between Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas, who are separated by only three points.

Also lower down the order, Jenson Button and Filipe Massa will fight for seventh and eighth places, as they are also separated by just eight points.

Constructors' Championship Review

The constructors' championship was decided with a couple of races to spare, with Mercedes dominating the season. Red Bull are safe in second place, but there is a chance for Ferrari to overtake Williams for third. The British team is 44 points ahead and barring a calamitous failure to their cars, they should hold on to third, but the Italian manufacturer will give it their all to clinch the final podium spot.