F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 live updates, highlights and result as Verstappen starts on pole for final race of the season

Max Verstappen will look to complete his near-perfect 2023 F1 season by winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.

The Dutchman dominated on track throughout qualifying yesterday, setting some impressive lap times as his blistering pace looks set to continue for at least another weekend to see out a famous individual campaign. 

During this final race of the season, Red Bull’s number one driver looks set to again be chased by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who starts from P2, whilst McLaren rookie Oscar Piastri begins in P3 and will look to top off his first year in the sport with another impressive showing here. 

There’s plenty of drivers who’ll need to battle through the grid order too, which should increase the excitement here in Abu Dhabi. That’s because Sergio Perez starts from P9, Lewis Hamilton from P11 and Carlos Sainz from all the way down in P15 as all three drivers struggled during yesterday’s qualifying sessions. 

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 live updates, highlights: As it happens

1 hour to lights out: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 2023 Formula One season comes to an end.

Max Verstappen was crowned the champion a while back now, but can the Dutchman finish his season in the perfect way here? We’ll find out shortly. 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 starting grid

Position Driver 1 Max Verstappen 2 Charles Leclerc 3 Oscar Piastri 4 George Russell 5 Lando Norris 6 Yuki Tsunoda 7 Fernando Alonso 8 Nico Hulkenberg 9 Sergio Perez 10 Pierre Gasly 11 Lewis Hamilton  12 Esteban Ocon 13 Lance Stroll 14 Alex Albon 15 Daniel Ricciardo 16 Carlos Sainz 17 Kevin Magnussen 18 Valtteri Bottas 19 Zhou Guanyu 20 Logan Sargeant

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What time does the F1 race start?

Date: Sunday, November 26Start time: 1 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. ET / 12:00 a.m. AEDT (Mon, Nov 27) / 5 p.m. local time

Sunday’s 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. local time. Lights out will take place just after 1 p.m. GMT/8 a.m. ET.

What TV channel is the F1 on?

  UK USA Canada Australia TV Channel Sky Sports F1 ESPN/ABC TSN (English); RDS (French) Fox Sports

Where can I live stream F1?

  UK USA Canada Australia Live Stream NOW TV / Sky Go app ESPN+ fubo, TSN Direct Kayo

How to watch Formula 1 in the US

TV channel: ABC; ESPNLive stream: Fubo / Hulu / Sling TV

F1 fans in the USA can catch all the action in 2023 with all 23 races set to be shown live on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. For Spanish-language viewers, they can find live broadcasts on ESPN Deportes, though ESPNews and ESPNU will also show some practice and qualifying sessions live throughout the year.

As well as on the official F1 TV service, the action can be live streamed on Hulu + Live TV with subscriptions. Elsewhere, Sling TV will also show the action, as too will FuboTV in the US.

How to watch Formula 1 in Canada

TV channel: TSN (English); RDS (French)Live stream: TSN Direct

For fans in Canada, TSN will carry the English-language telecast of races. For those looking for the French-language broadcast, RDS will have you covered.

Races can be streamed on fubo and via TSN’s streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch Formula 1 in the United Kingdom

TV channel: Sky Sports F1Live stream: NOW TV / Sky Go app

Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all F1 action on Sky Sports F1, the dedicated F1 channel. For viewers planning to live stream F1 in 2023, you can watch via the Sky Go app if you’re an existing subscriber or you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

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How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

TV channel: Fox Sports; Channel 10Live stream: Kayo

Fox Sports will carry all races in Australia for the 2023 season.

How to watch Formula 1 in India

TV channel: N/ALive stream: F1 TV Pro

No TV broadcast network is currently set to host the action throughout this year in India, though Formula 1 has launched F1 TV Pro in the country for the first time so fans can live stream the action. 

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