The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the final race in the Formula One season. The FIA organizers chose Abu Dhabi for its mild climate. With an average November temperature of 25ºC (76ºF), it should come as no surprise. This year, the race will be run on November 25th at 17:10 local time (BST+3) at the Yas Marina circuit. Abu Dhabi is the newest Formula One circuit race, having just been built in 2009. There are various different coverage options to watch the race, some are free, others are not. If you want to watch the race for free or perhaps in a different language, you could do so by using a VPN.
Earlier, we mentioned the newness of the Yas Marina circuit. It becomes obvious pretty quickly that this course and race environment are designed to maximize the racing experience. The Architects designed the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be a festival experience. The track is located on an island, and the rest of the island does a good job of lending itself to the entertainment atmosphere.
Just to make things interesting, this race is worth double the points of a normal race. Luckily for Hamilton, this is one race he has won a bit recently. The question is who will be at the top of the championship list? As it stands, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have won 4 championships a piece. That means this year both racers have the chance to tie for second place for the most number of Championships won. This year will definitely be a shootout.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 25||1:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 8||11:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15||2:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||April 29||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 27||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10||2:00pm ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|8||French Grand Prix||June 24||10:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8||9:00am ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|11||German Grand Prix||July 22||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 29||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||September 30||7:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7||1:00am ET||ESPN2|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21||2:00pm ET||ABC|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28||3:00pm ET||ABC|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11||12:00am ET||ESPN2|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25||8:00am ET||ESPN2|
The current field of rivals has a lot of talent. As with any motorsports race, there are several factors that come in to play. The first factor has to deal with the equipment. All the drivers in this group have money behind the team. That means they typically spare no expense in equipment. Another factor has to deal with experience. Since 2 of the drivers are 4-time championship winners, Hamiliton and Vettel are on even footing. In this case, Hamilton may have the advantage over Vettel. We won’t know until the race ends.
As far as racing coverage goes, we will take a look at some of the channels around the world to offer coverage.
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
If you already have access to one of the channels above, you are good to go. Just be sure to use a VPN, if you plan to be outside the country on the day of the race. Channel Four is our favorite channel to watch Formula One races. That is because they include wonderful features and coverage, providing you are in the UK. Whenever Channel Four broadcasts a race, coverage is always good.
There is a knack to streaming live races in this Formula One slugfest. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. You will need a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions if you want to watch specific coverage. Especially in cases like SChannel 4 coverage, or BeIN Sports Arabia for coverage in Arabic.
Enjoy all the excitement of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and watch our two favorite competitors duke it out for another round of racing excitement. If you will share this post with your friends, they can enjoy the Formula 1 season from anywhere with you. Make sure to follow us @VPNFan for the latest deals and guides.