The ongoing conflict in the Israel Gaza region, and the potential prospect of fighting escalating throughout the Middle East region, has led to speculation online in recent days that the season finale in the UAE could be cancelled.
However, a spokesperson for Formula 1 insists the race at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 26 is not at risk.
The Independent has been told that team principals have been briefed and the race in three weeks is not at this stage in any sort of doubt.
F1 had to cancel the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola in May at late notice following severe flooding in the Italian region.
The Chinese Grand Prix was also cancelled before the 2023 season started due to the country’s zero-covid policy at the end of last year.
F1 heads to Brazil this weekend for the sixth and final sprint weekend of the season, before finishing the season with the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix and the finale in Abu Dhabi.