WATCH LIVE: Abu Dhabi GP Race Day live on NBCSN from 7a ET

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ABU DHABI – The 2014 Formula 1 season comes to a close today in Abu Dhabi as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg embark on their title-deciding race under the lights at Yas Marina.

Hamilton heads into the final race of the year with a 17-point lead at the top of the standings over Rosberg, and only needs a top two finish in the race to clinch his second world championship. However, with double points on offer for the final race of the year and with Rosberg on pole position, the fight is set to go down to the wire.

You can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Rosberg’s title hopes appear to be pinned on Hamilton hitting trouble in the race, given the supreme pace that Mercedes has shown throughout practice in Abu Dhabi, but with two Williams drivers looming large in his mirrors on the second row of the grid, the Briton needs to focus on the job at hand.

The race for the championship has raged on all season long, with both drivers enjoying spells of dominance and more problematic periods. All in all, we come to the final race of the year with Hamilton and Rosberg in with a shout of the title, making it the first intra-team title decider (that is, without a third or fourth driver involved) since 1998.

Today’s race in Abu Dhabi is an important one for many reasons. Beside the obvious championship fight, this race marks the end of Sebastian Vettel’s reign as Formula 1 world champion, a title he has enjoyed since 2010, and his last race with Red Bull ahead of his move to Ferrari. Fernando Alonso’s five year spell with Ferrari also ends as he makes way for Vettel, most probably bound for McLaren, whose cars are powered by Mercedes¬†for the final time today after 20 years together.

This is a race that will go down in Formula 1 history, and could quite possibly be remembered as one of the greatest championship deciders ever. Rosberg P1, Hamilton P2 – game on in Abu Dhabi.

You can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 7a ET today. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.