Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012

  • Wild ride keeps Vettel's F1 title hopes on track 08-11-2012 01:33 PM

    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...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says his glass is half full 05-11-2012 11:35 AM

    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,...
  • Formula One teams face fee hike for 2013 03-11-2012 09:08 AM

    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...
  • Ferrari break F1 curfew to help Alonso 02-11-2012 02:56 PM

    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 02-11-2012 01:07 PM

    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...
  • F1 team Toro Rosso to keep Riccciardo, Vergne 02-11-2012 10:25 AM

    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 02-11-2012 10:16 AM

    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...
  • Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari, Vettel take duel to desert 02-11-2012 09:48 AM

    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...