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While the race for the drivers’ championship may have ended two races ago in Mexico, there is still plenty to play for at the Formula 1 season-closer in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

F1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX LIVE STREAM

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s tight battle at the front of the field earlier in the year made a championship showdown in Abu Dhabi seem inevitable, only for a swing in momentum through the Asian flyaways to result in an early coronation for the Mercedes driver.

Valtteri Bottas will look to end the season on a high at the Yas Marina Circuit with a third victory, but with Hamilton hungry to cap off his title year with another victory, the Finn is unlikely to have things all his own way.

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo also remain forces at the front of the pack for Ferrari and Red Bull, creating the possibility of a close scrap as night falls at Yas Marina.

You can watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET. CLICK HERE for NBCSN live stream.

You can also try out a new ‘Mosaic View’ for the race that includes the race simulcast, in-car cameras, driver tracker and pit lane cam. CLICK HERE to watch the Mosaic View live stream.

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race from Yas Marina.

Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.

Malcolm Stewart sidelined by knee surgery for ‘extended duration’

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The knee injury that kept Malcolm Stewart from mounting up for Anaheim 2 will require surgery and he will be sidelined for “an extended duration” of the Monster Energy Supercross season, according to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.

“I just wanted to give you guys an update,” Stewart said on Instagram. “It’s not the news you guys want to hear, but I took a spill last week and hurt my knee pretty bad to the point that we’re going to have to get surgery done.

“I’m definitely bummed out about it; I felt we were riding pretty good and were just now starting to get the ball rolling, but it is what it is.”

Stewart’s season started with high expectations until accidents in the first two rounds left him 15th in the standings.

He ended 2022 on a high note, finishing a career high third in the Supercross standings. He then missed the start of the Pro Motocross season with another knee injury.

The 2023 season appeared to live up to his expectations. Despite back-to-back accidents, Stewart contended for podiums at both Anaheim 1 and San Diego. He won his heat at San Diego.

“It was very tough to receive the news that Malcolm will need to undergo knee surgery,” Nathan Ramsey, Team Manager for the Husqvarna team said in a press release. “He has worked so hard to be in a position to win races this year and I truly believe he was ready.

“The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program will support him in every way that we can through his recovery and we can’t wait to get him back on track and back at the races.”

Stewart joins 250 rider Jalek Swoll on the sidelines after he broke an arm in a practice session. Swoll will be relieved by Talon Hawkins beginning this week at Houston, Texas.

A replacement rider has not been announced for Stewart, which means the focus shifts to his 450 teammate Christian Craig, who currently sits 12th in the standings with three top-15s in the opening rounds.