Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Conditions are typically hot and dry during the days of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and this year’s race, which takes place in just a few hours, will be no different.

Peak temperatures today are expected to reach 84 degrees F (29 degrees C), although racing doesn’t start until 5pm local time in order to escape Abu Dhabi’s harsh mid-day sun.

Some mild scatters of cloud may develop in the hottest part of the day, but these should clear up before the start of racing. Predicted humidity, meanwhile, is a relatively high 54 percent.

Overall, fine weather is predicted for the entire 55-lap race. And a fine day of racing should also unfold, with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton likely to still be on a buzz following his recent return to form during practice and qualifying, not to mention the praise he got from Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.

Current world champion and Red Bull Racing star Sebastian Vettel, however, will be starting on pole and won’t be giving up any racing despite already winning the crown.

Going into the race, Sebastian Vettel’s championship winning points tally stands at a lofty 374 points, followed by Jenson Button on 240 points and Fernando Alonso on 227 points.

In the Constructors’ Championship Red Bull Racing sits on 595 points, followed by McLaren on 442 points and Ferrari on 325 points.

Enjoy today's 2011 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and stay tuned for our full race results coverage on Monday.