Last chance for glory:
Australian Daniel Ricciardo has his 150th race, all within the Red Bull family, to celebrate before saying his own goodbyes and starting afresh at Renault.
“I’m yet to get an Abu Dhabi podium, but that would be a pretty awesome way to end my stint with Red Bull and to end the season,” he said.
“I’m sure it’s going to be emotional afterwards, especially when I cross the line for the last time with the team. But I’m going there guns a-blazing, showing a lot of love.”
Dutch team mate Max Verstappen, in the headlines after Brazil for an altercation with Force India’s Esteban Ocon, is chasing his season’s hat-trick of wins.
Saturday also represents Verstappen’s last chance to become the youngest driver, at 21, to secure a pole position. The Dutch driver is also just three points behind Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ standings.