The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP preview

The permutations for who win the title                   

The 2014 Drivers' Championship is in Lewis Hamilton's hands as F1 heads to the double points finale in Abu Dhabi.

Even if Nico Rosberg clinches the 50 points on offer for victory second place will be enough for Hamilton at the Yas Maria Circuit to become World Champion for a second time.

If Rosberg is second, then Hamilton would only need to finish fifth and the Briton is yet to finish off the podium when he has reached the chequered flag this year. A third-place finish for Rosberg would leave Hamilton only needing to finish sixth.

Rosberg must finish in the top five to have any chance of becoming the first Mercedes World Champion since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955. If he is sixth or lower Hamilton can afford to retire from the race and still become champion

The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP in a nutshell

Track: Yas Marina Circuit. Permanent Circuit.

Race start time: 1pm UK time Sunday (5pm local).

Laps: 55.

Track length: 5.554 km.

DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points - between turns seven and eight and between turns ten and 11.

Lap record: Sebastian Vettel - 1:40.279 (Red Bull; 2009).

2013 pole: Sebastian Vettel - 1:39.957 (Red Bull).

Sky Sports F1's schedule

Sunday 23rd November
8:55am - GP3 Race Two - Live!
10:15am - GP2 Sprint Race - Live!
11:30am - The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP - Track Parade - Live!
12pm - The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP - Race - Live !
3:3opm - The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP - Paddock Live!
6:15pm - 2014 Abu Dhabi GP Highlights.
7:15pm - Ted's Race Notebook.

Form guide
Sebastian Vettel is the most successful driver in Abu Dhabi having taken victory at three of the five previous grands prix in the emirate. Lewis Hamilton (2011) and Kimi Raikkonen (2012) are the only other drivers to have stood atop the F1 podium at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Last five winers in Abu Dhabi: 2013: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2012: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 2011: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2010: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2009: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull).

The 2014 Abu Dhabi GP is live on Sky Sports F1 Sunday 23 November. Extensive coverage of the title deciding race begins at 11:30am on Sunday with lights out at 1pm.

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