F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE: Stream, TV channel as Hamilton eyes first win in FINAL race of the season – latest updates | The Sun

FORMULA ONE legend Lewis Hamilton will be determined to secure his first win of the season in Abu Dhabi – but his Mercedes teammate has other ideas.

George Russell secured first place on the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend.

And the British star will want to end the season with another triumph under his belt.

But it could be tough as Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc are both fighting for second spot on the leaderboards behind world champion Max Verstappen.

  • Start time: 1pm GMT
  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV

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  • Jack Drury

    Lap 24/58 – Hamilton back into top six

    Finally Hamilton rejoins the rest of the big six after overtaking Vettel, who is still yet to pit.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 22/58 – Penalty for Russell

    The last race winner overtakes Vettel, but is immediatley informed he has a five second penalty for an unsafe release.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 21/58 – Verstappen pits

    Leclerc temporarily leads the race, although he is yet to stop after 21 laps.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 19/58 – Alonso pushing Vettel

    A battle of two of the greats here, with the Alpine no longer managing his tyres quite so much.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 17/58 – Error from Perez

    A mistake saw Perez lose a place to Vettel temporariliy, hurting him on his push to get through the midfield.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 16/58 – Perez pits

    Perhaps to cover the undercut, Perez is the first of the top six to pit, with Russell quickly behind him.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 15/58 – Verstappen cruising

    Six seconds is the lead for the two-time World Champion, with another race win already looking a bit of a formality.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 13/58 – What can Leclerc do to catch Perez?

    The Red Bulls are very comfortable in P1 and 2 right now. Leclerc will need to do something if he is to catch his Championship rival.

    Perhaps an undercut from Ferrari? They're not known for their impressive strategies mind…

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 11/58 – Vettel looking to make impact

    A temporary overtake of Ocon had Vettel in P8, but the Alpine fought back wel to retake the place.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 9/58 – Russell overtakes Hamilton

    Not sure if Hamilton is struggling after the early incident, but he has struggled to keep up with his teammate.

    Russell is out of DRS range now.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 9/58 – Sainz fights back

    Sainz is back into the top four, overtaking Hamilton with ease.

    Russell does seem to be quicker than his teammate today.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 6/58 – Mercedes look quick

    Both Hamilton and Russell are far quicker than the Ferrari's today, and last week's race winner is pushing Sainz too.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 5/58 – Sainz given place back

    Mercedes were told to hand the place back to Sainz, but DRS keeps them wheel to wheel and Hamilton returns to P4.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 4/58 – How will team orders come into play?

    Perez remains within DRS range of Verstappen, and this could be key in pulling away from the Ferrari who he is level on championship points with.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 3/58 – Sainz avoids penalty

    Sainz is deemed to have not forced Hamilton off the track.

    So far, the place Hamilton took when off the track has not been handed back to the Ferrari.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 1/58 – Leclerc pushing immediately

    Leclerc has a go on Perez early, but the door is shut on him by the Red Bull.

    In trying to overtake Hamilton, Sainz forces him off the track and over a bump.

  • Jack Drury

    We're off!

    It's lights out and away we go!

  • Jack Drury

    Formation lap underway

    Max Verstappen leads them out on the final formation lap of the season!

  • Jack Drury

    Battle for second reaches conclusion

    It's between Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez today to see who wil finish this season as runner up behind Max Verstappen.

    Perez starts in P2, with Leclerc on the second row with his teammate Carlos Sainz.

  • Jack Drury

    Can Hamilton get his win?

    We could be set for the first season since he entered the sport where Lewis Hamilton has not won a race.

    That's if he can't convert his P5 start into a victory in Abu Dhabi.

  • Jack Drury

    Farewell to a legend

    Today marks the end of an ilustrious career for Sebastian Vettel.

    The four-time world champion will be looking to go out with a bang.

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