The permutations are simple; both drivers enter the season finale on 369.5 points, whoever finishes ahead in Abu Dhabi wins the title, and if they both fail to finish it is Verstappen who triumphs.
Three victories in a row, each with his rival second, have put Hamilton within reach of a record eighth championship while Mercedes are also nearing yet another Constructors’ crown.
To cap the most exciting title battle in a decade, who will come out on top at Yas Marina? Every session will be crucial – get the full lowdown below…
When is the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday, December 12, 2021 and will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
What time is the 202 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
Preparation for the Abu Dhabi GP begins with practice on Friday, December 10 with the two sessions scheduled for 9.30am and 1pm GMT.
Qualifying gets underway at 1pm GMT on Saturday and the race is set to begin at 1pm on Sunday.
How can I watch the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event. Coverage of Grand Prix Sunday starts at 11.30am.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the action live online via the SkyGo app.
Live blog: You can follow the race with Standard Sport’s up-to-the-minute blog.
Who is on pole?
Pole position will be decided by qualifying on Saturday.