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What time does the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start in Australia?


The championship comes down to the final round.

The Formula 1® season continues with the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info.


When is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Round 22 of the 2021 F1® season takes place on Sunday 12th December at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Practice begins on Friday 10th December with Practice 1 and Practice 2, followed by Practice 3 and the Qualifying on Saturday 11th December.

What time does the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start?

The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts at 5:00 pm local time on Sunday 12th December, which is 12:00 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Monday 13th December.

The AEDT for each session in Abu Dhabi is as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 8:30pm-9:30pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 12:00am-1:00am AEDT

  • Practice 3: Saturday 9:00pm-10:00pm AEDT
  • Qualifying: Sunday 12:00am-1:00am AEDT

  • Race: Monday 12:00am AEDT

Where is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at Yas Marina Circuit, located in Abu Dhabi.

Drivers will race 58 laps covering a total distance of 306.183 kilometres.

What TV channel is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on in Australia?

All live F1® television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live HD streaming is also available for compatible devices through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will show highlights of the race at 10:30 pm AEST on Monday 13th December 2021. Check local guides for more details.

Read our complete guide on how to watch Formula 1® in Australia.