The final countdown for the final race of the season is expected to be announced on Monday, with the final event likely to be on Saturday, with both races set to be streamed live on Fox Sports 1.
Fox Sports 1 is expected not to make any announcements on the race at this stage, but we understand the network is hoping to release an update in the coming days.
The decision to broadcast both races simultaneously will mean that both drivers will be in the car at the same time, with many pundits expecting them to be in separate garages.
It is unclear whether either of the drivers will use the same engine, with Lotus’ Felipe Massa currently using the current Renault engine.
Ahead of the race, Lewis Hamilton said that he was “thrilled” with his progress so far, with Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff saying the team is “happy” to see the world champion continue to push ahead in the championship.
“Lewis is doing a fantastic job and he’s getting closer and closer to a good result,” Wolff said.
Hamilton said he was pleased with his results so far this season, and admitted that he would be “grateful” for any support he could get.
“The last few weeks I’ve done a good job and I feel really confident,” he said.
“It’s very difficult to finish a season in the top 10, so I feel like I’ve made my mark.”
Hamilton, who has qualified in the points four times this season but has not scored a podium finish in either of those races, will be hoping to finish the season with a podium position.
Meanwhile, Force India team principal Esteban Ocon has been given a three-year deal, with a view to the team continuing its championship challenge in 2017.
Ocon will be joined by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Although the pair will share the same car for most of the year, it is understood that Vettel will be driving the second car on Saturday.
Rosberg has had an excellent start to the season, with his pace and consistency earning him a place in the podium.
While he was only in the running for the top four last year, he has now scored points in nine of the last 11 races.
He has now set himself the target of taking his season to the championship, with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull all hoping to win the championship at some stage in 2017, though it will be difficult for the pair to reach that goal without the support of Mercedes.
F1 pundit James Taylor is also set to join the Red Bull team on Saturday for the race.
Taylor will be making his F1 debut for the Red Bulls this year, having previously spent two years with the team.
After joining Force India, Williams will be without the services of Nico Hulkenberg for the rest of the F1 season, which has led to speculation about the team’s future.
In contrast, Toro Rosso will be able to bring back its team principal, Christian Horner, who will be taking on a new role in 2017 and will take on a bigger role in the team next year.
Horner was instrumental in the return of the team to the podium at the start of last season, having led the team in points from 2014-15.
Despite being a driver, Horner will be the team principal for the first time in the history of the sport, having been promoted to that role after retiring in 2013.
Williams has been forced to make several changes to its team this season.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been unable to convince Force India to take on the sponsorship of its team for the remainder of the calendar, with Horner and his driver Sebastian Vangelis having been key to that decision.
As part of the deal, the two will also share a new car with Williams.
Renault has been keen to retain Hamilton as the team has not had a driver in the title race since 2015, with Red Bull and Ferrari unable to agree on the terms of the contract, which is believed to be around £1m.
This means that Hamilton will be on a salary of £3m in the 2016-17 season, while Vettel and Ferrari are set to receive around £3.5m.