F1 Abu Dhabi GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen topped the times on Friday for Red Bull ahead of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

F1 Abu Dhabi GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

After the dramatic Brazilian GP and the Red Bull team orders fallout, the 2022 F1 season concludes at its familiar final round in Abu Dhabi.

While both F1 world titles are sewn up, the fight for the runner-up spot in the drivers’ world championship will take the main focus with Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc level on points going into the final round.

Verstappen set the pace in FP2, having missed the opening practice session as part of Red Bull’s rookie driver run requirement, with the world champion and Red Bull looking the strongest package this weekend.

Fresh from his maiden F1 win, George Russell took second in FP2 for Mercedes ahead of Leclerc, with Lewis Hamilton in fourth and Perez in fifth.

What time does qualifying start for the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Qualifying for the Abu Dhabi GP starts at 6pm local time (2pm GMT), using the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.

Date: Saturday 19th November 2022
Start time: 6pm local time – 2pm GMT

How can I watch Formula 1?

In the United Kingdom Formula 1 is broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights shown on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming through NOW is also available in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW with a one-off day payment of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per month.

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

How can I watch F1 Abu Dhabi GP qualifying?

In the United Kingdom every F1 practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event, with Abu Dhabi GP qualifying coverage starting at 1:15pm GMT on Sky Sports F1.

· Channel: Sky Sports F1
· Start time: 1:15pm GMT 19th November 2022

Autosport will be running a live text coverage of qualifying here.

When can I watch the highlights of F1 Abu Dhabi GP qualifying?

In the United Kingdom Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi GP at 6:40pm GMT on Sunday evening. The full programme will run for 90 minutes, covering both qualifying and wrapping up the major talking points of the race weekend so far.

For the entire 2022 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of every qualifying and race of each event. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on demand catch up services.

· Channel: Channel 4
· Start time: 6:40pm GMT 19th November 2022

Will F1 Abu Dhabi GP qualifying be on the radio?

Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website.

Coverage of Abu Dhabi GP qualifying will start at 2:00pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images

What's the weather forecast for qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit?

Warm and dry weather conditions are forecast for Saturday for the start of qualifying at the Yas Marina circuit. The temperature is set to be 29 degrees Celsius at the start of qualifying, five degrees warmer than the Brazilian GP sprint race last time out.

Abu Dhabi GP FP2 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Red Bull 1'25.146  
2 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes Mercedes 1'25.487 0.341
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'25.599 0.453
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'25.761 0.615
5 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull Red Bull 1'25.852 0.706
6 Spain Carlos Sainz Ferrari Ferrari 1'25.932 0.786
7 France Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 1'26.038 0.892
8 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine Renault 1'26.043 0.897
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 1'26.124 0.978
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'26.300 1.154
11 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren Mercedes 1'26.377 1.231
12 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes 1'26.395 1.249
13 China Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'26.479 1.333
14 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin Mercedes 1'26.547 1.401
15 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Red Bull 1'26.680 1.534
16 Thailand Alex Albon Williams Mercedes 1'26.750 1.604
17 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas Ferrari 1'26.839 1.693
18 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'26.915 1.769
19 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Red Bull 1'27.036 1.890
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1'27.262 2.116

Abu Dhabi GP FP1 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1'26.633  
2 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes Mercedes 1'26.853 0.220
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari Ferrari 1'26.888 0.255
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull Red Bull 1'26.967 0.334
5 New Zealand Liam Lawson Red Bull Red Bull 1'27.201 0.568
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Mercedes 1'27.268 0.635
7 Russian Federation Robert Shwartzman Ferrari Ferrari 1'27.429 0.796
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Mercedes 1'27.619 0.986
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'27.655 1.022
10 Thailand Alex Albon Williams Mercedes 1'27.840 1.207
11 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Red Bull 1'27.845 1.212
12 France Esteban Ocon Alpine Renault 1'27.891 1.258
13 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Red Bull 1'27.991 1.358
14 Poland Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'28.064 1.431
15 United States Logan Sargeant Williams Mercedes 1'28.098 1.465
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1'28.142 1.509
17 Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi Haas Ferrari 1'28.204 1.571
18 Mexico Patricio O'Ward McLaren Mercedes 1'28.350 1.717
19 Australia Jack Doohan Alpine Renault 1'28.484 1.851
20 Brazil Felipe Drugovich Aston Martin Mercedes 1'28.672 2.039
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