Abu Dhabi Gp

  • Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi race over at first corner November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lasted only seconds on Sunday with last year's race winner parking his Lotus and retiring after a first corner collision. A weekend that started badly for the Finn, relegated to the back of the grid after his car failed a post-qualifying inspection on...
  • Force India's Di Resta finishes sixth, Sutil 10th in Abu Dhabi GP November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Paul Di Resta delivered a great result for Sahara Force India by finishing sixth, his second-best of the season, while Adrian Sutil came 10th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, here on Sunday. Going in with a one-stop strategy from P11 on the grid, Di Resta managed his tyres...
  • Wild ride keeps Vettel's F1 title hopes on track November 8, 2012

    Should Sebastian Vettel clinch a third consecutive drivers' championship this season, he may look back on his third-place finish in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a key moment in his topsy-turvy season. The race on Sunday was won by 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen. But it was the 25-year-old German's fearless drive...
  • 'Raikkonen win at Abu Dhabi GP is a big statement' November 6, 2012

    London: Kimi Raikkonen's victory in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shows that the Lotus team are serious Formula One contenders and should help them secure more backing, according to principal Eric Boullier. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion with Ferrari, became the eighth driver to win a race this season when he triumphed...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says his glass is half full November 5, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso emphasised the positives after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel dashed the Spaniard's hopes of seizing back the lead in the Formula One championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Vettel had started from the pit lane and in last place but still managed to finish third,...
  • Di Resta saves the day for Force India in Abu Dhabi GP November 4, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Hulkenberg had to endure a crash in the first lap of the race but Paul di Resta earned two points for Sahara Force India from the incident-filled Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Narain Karthikeyan survived a big accident, here today. Di Resta finished ninth after starting...
  • Kimi Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 4, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday for his first victory since returning to Formula One this year, a result which throws open the drivers' championship with two races remaining. Raikkonen, the 2007 champion who drives for Lotus, overtook Red Bull's Mark Webber at the start...
  • Red Bull's Vettel to start last at Abu Dhabi GP November 4, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Two-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will start last at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after stewards ruled the Red Bull driver breached FIA rules during qualifying Saturday. The German rolled to a stop after qualifying, forcing him and a Red Bull representative into a meeting with stewards....
  • Another poor qualifying show for Force India in Abu Dhabi November 3, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India drivers missed out on Q3 for the second consecutive race as Nico Hulkenberg qualified 11th and Paul di Resta could secure only P13 for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. McLaren's outgoing star Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber, who was just 0.348...
  • Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton secures pole position November 3, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton's slim hopes of winning a second drivers' championship got a boost on Saturday when he secured pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, holding off the Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and two-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton, the 2008 world...
  • Hamilton fastest in 3rd practice at Abu Dhabi GP November 3, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix followed by his McLaren teammate Jenson Button. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 42.130 seconds on the 5.6-kilometer (3.5-mile) Yas Marina circuit, 0.290 seconds quicker than Button. Two-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, who leads the drivers'...
  • Formula One teams face fee hike for 2013 November 3, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Formula One teams face a stiff hike in entry fees for next year's championship with the winning constructor having to pay USD 6,000 for every point scored this season as well as a basic charge of USD 500,000. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) spelled out the new...
  • Entry fee hike for Formula One teams for 2013 November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Formula One teams face a stiff hike in entry fees for next year's championship with the winning constructor having to pay $6,000 for every point scored this season as well as a basic charge of $500,000. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) spelled out the new fee structure in...
  • Ferrari break F1 curfew to help Alonso November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari worked through the night at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help Fernando Alonso in his title battle with Red Bull's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel. Formula One technical delegate Jo Bauer reported in a statement on Friday that the Italian team had broken a curfew...
  • Lewis Hamilton undeterred by Mercedes slump November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes have failed to score a point in the three races since Lewis Hamilton made his decision to join them next season but the McLaren driver says their slump has only made him more determined. "It makes me even more driven to help them score points," the 2008 Formula...
  • F1 team Toro Rosso to keep Riccciardo, Vergne November 2, 2012

    Dubai: Formula One team Toro Rosso say their current driver line-up of Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will race again in the 2013 season. Toro Rosso made the announcement on Wednesday. Both drivers joined the team this season. Ricciardo is 17th with 12 points and Vergne 18th with nine in...
  • Kaltenborn confident Sauber will improve in 2013 November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: New Sauber principal Monisha Kaltenborn has become accustomed to questions about her becoming the first woman to run a Formula One team. The Indian-born Kaltenborn said she would rather sit back and allow Sauber's recent success to grab the headlines. The team, which was rocked in 2009 by the...
  • Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari, Vettel take duel to desert November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso insists his chances of winning the Formula One championship aren't over yet, despite Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel winning the past four races and driving a faster car. Their duel resumes this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Trailing Vettel by 13 points with three races...
  • Abu Dhabi GP will be make or break race for Alonso November 2, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: The spectre of 2010 holds no fear for Ferrari's Fernando Alonso ahead of an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that could again make or break the Spaniard's hopes of a third Formula One title. Two years ago, Alonso arrived for what was then the season-ending race as the championship...
  • Abu Dhabi circuit suits us: Force India October 31, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India drivers say the Yas Marina cicruit suits them well and they are optimistic of carrying forward the good run into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Force India had both of its cars in the points bracket in the 2011 season at the Yas Marina...
  • Vettel needs three perfect weekends: Horner October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Formula One season that began with seven different winners in the first seven races is in danger of ending with one man, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, chalking up seven wins in succession. The 25-year-old German has already won four in a row, the first time the double champion...
  • Mallya to name 2012 drivers before next race October 30, 2011

    Greater Noida: Within 15 days Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta would know whether they will continue to be Force India drivers next season or not as Team Principal Vijay Mallya on Saturday promised to convey his decision to the duo before next month's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mallya had earlier...