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Formula 1 season reaches its climax

By Liam Coleman contact

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Flying the flag: Lewis Hamilton will be on the hunt for a third straight World Championship
Flying the flag: Lewis Hamilton will be on the hunt for a third straight World Championship

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For only the second time in six years, the Formula 1 season comes down to the final race of the season to discover the champion. That coupled with international rugby and top-flight football leads to an exceptional weekend of sport to show in the pub.

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Saturday, 1pm for qualifying and Sunday, 1pm for the race) - Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4

After 20 races, spread over eight months, the 2016 Formula 1 season reaches its conclusion this weekend with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both still in with a chance of winning the title. Rosberg may just need a top two finish to secure the title, but things are never that simple in Formula 1.

Rugby union: England v Argentina (Saturday, 2.30pm) - Sky Sports 2

When Sky pundit, Stuart Barnes​, recently spoke to The Morning Advertiser​ about the autumn internationals, he said England's clash against Argentina was potentially England's toughest encounter of the series. Argentina are not headline-grabbing opposition, like Australia or New Zealand, but if the game is going to be as close as expected, it will lead to a very tense atmosphere in the pub for the game.

Football: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 1

The stand-out Premier League match of the weekend sees a London derby with the league leaders, Chelsea, facing fifth-placed Tottenham. It's likely to prove to be a popular match so could well lead to a boost in Saturday evening food trade so be sure the kitchen is at the ready.

Football: Premier League triple header (Sunday, 12noon) - Sky Sports 1

Sunday sees three Premier League matches run back to back on one channel. Midday sees Watford host Stoke, Arsenal then take on Bournemouth at 2.15pm and Everton visit Southampton at 4.30pm. Some customers will come and go to see their team play, others will want to make the most of a solid Sunday of football on TV. However, the matches do clash with the Formula 1 race so if you have multiple TVs, have splitters at the ready to show as much as you can. If you just have the one TV, a judgment call will need to be made on what to show.

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