ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, 'two roosters in one henhouse' as former...
  • Fernando Alonso expressed doubts to Ferrari last year 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso revealed on Thursday that he had doubts about staying at Ferrari even last year and had told former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo months ago that he knew he wanted out. "It was not a special moment of the year that I opened my eyes," the Spaniard told...
  • Will Stevens to make F1 debut for Caterham in Abu Dhabi 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Briton's Will Stevens will make his Formula One debut when he races alongside Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi for Caterham at this weekend's Abu Dhabi season-ending grand prix, the team said on Thursday. Stevens, 23, who has raced this year in the World Series by Renault 3.5 championship, was previously...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him 13 hours 22 minutes ago

    Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari after the final race of the season and will be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. The 33-year-old Spanish driver had said earlier this season that his future was elsewhere, likely at McLaren. Moments after Ferrari announced Alonso's departure on Thursday, the...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for F1 title showdown 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    With double points on offer in the Formula One finale, there could yet be a bitter twist to the fascinating title duel between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The childhood friends have scrapped for supremacy all year in often tense circumstances, with Rosberg...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is special to me: Sergio Perez 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time. Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on...
  • Difficult to get into rhythm in Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Hulkenburg 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Nico Hulkenburg on Monday said, ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the Yas Marina Circuit is a difficult track to get into rhythm as it has long straights followed by tight corners. "Abu Dhabi is a nice venue. The racing looks...
  • Alonso cleared after precautionary checks November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had precautionary checks in hospital after hurting his back on a heavy jolt over the kerbs at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. A team spokesman said he had been given the allclear. "I still have all my teeth after the impact," the Spaniard,...
  • Vettel has more records in sight after latest win November 4, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel is not finished with Formula One's record books just yet. His dominant win in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was his seventh in a row matching Michael Schumacher's feat in 2004 and 11th of the season that leaves him 130 points clear of...
  • 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 postqualifying 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 secondbest of the season, while Adrian Sutil came 10th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, here on Sunday. Going in with a onestop strategy from P11 on the grid, Di Resta managed his tyres...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for 7th straight victory November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant fashion Sunday to clinch a seventh straight victory and 11th of the season. Although the German had already clinched his fourth consecutive world title at the Indian GP last weekend, he pledged there would be no let...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sent to back of Abu Dhabi grid November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen was sent to the back of the grid at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after his Lotus failed a postqualifying inspection. Stewards said in a statement that the Finn, who had qualified fifth at Yas Marina and is third in a championship already...
  • Force India's Di Resta qualifies 12th for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India endured a very competitive qualifying session for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Paul di Resta will start the race from 12th place while Adrian Sutil was way back in 18th position on the grid. Sutil's fastest lap of 1:42.051 could not took him beyond Q1...
  • Mark Webber takes pole position at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Mark Webber beat Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel's time at the end of qualifying Saturday to take pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The veteran Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win of 2013. He aims to...
  • Vettel fastest in final Abu Dhabi practice November 2, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Sebastian Vettel wrapped up practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with his name on top of the leaderboard in yet another Red Bull onetwo. The newlycrowned quadruple world champion, sporting a new helmet with the Roman numerals IV on top, lapped the Yas Marina...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: In a rare outburst, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on Friday criticised the team for not paying his salary this season and threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest. Speaking after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the former F1 champion...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Abu Dhabi November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Fourtime world champion Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. In cooler evening temperatures, the German clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 41.335 seconds to finish .155 ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and .355...
  • Grosjean fastest in 1st practice at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The Frenchman has finished third in each of his past three races and clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 44.241 seconds in hot temperatures to finish .192...
  • Grosjean finding his best form late into F1 season November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: After a difficult start to the season, Romain Grosjean has found his form for Lotus and will be aiming for a fourth straight podium finish at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Frenchman has always been quick, but reckless, and his lack of consistency often canceled out his...
  • The partying can wait for determined Sebastian Vettel November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: James Hunt would doubtless have done it differently but Sebastian Vettel's idea of bliss after winning the Formula One championship for the fourth year in a row was a few quiet days at home. The partying can wait for Red Bull's 26yearold German, the sport's youngest quadruple champion, who...
  • Mercedes can win without Ross Brawn, says Lewis Hamilton October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes have enough strength in depth to be successful even if team principal Ross Brawn leaves at the end of the season, Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday. Brawn's future with the Formula One team has been the subject of renewed speculation this week, with Mercedes nonexecutive chairman Niki Lauda...
  • Kimi Raikkonen noshow fuels speculation October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen's strained relationship with his Lotus Formula One team was back in the spotlight on Thursday after the Finn failed to turn up for media interviews at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A team spokesman said the 2007 world champion, who is joining Ferrari at the end of...
  • Red Bull defend Sebastian Vettel's donut delight October 31, 2013

    Sebastian Vettel was right to celebrate his fourth title with tyresmoking 'donuts' in India last weekend and stewards should be allowed to show more leniency on such occasions, said Red Bull boss Christian Horner. Vettel, Formula One's youngest quadruple champion at 26, was reprimanded for breaching the rules by spinning the...
  • Force India look for India encore in Abu Dhabi October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India are targetting a repeat of India performance at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, saying the approach taken in the 'home' race has worked well for the side. The Indian team had both the cars in the points with Pul di Resta finishing eighth ahead of...
  • No decision made yet over where I will drive in 2014: Maldonado October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Venezuelan Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado said on Thursday he had several offers on the table for next season and the decision to leave or stay at Williams would be up to him. Responding to increasing paddock speculation that he is heading for Lotus, Maldonado told reporters at the...
  • Sebastian Vettel aiming for 7th straight win at Abu Dhabi GP October 31, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: After securing his fourth successive Formula One title last Sunday, Sebastian Vettel can now equal the longest winning streak in the sport's modern era at the same circuit where he won his first. The 26yearold Red Bull driver, whose victory in the daytonight race at Yas Marina in 2010...
  • Countdown to Abu Dhabi Formula One GP in full swing September 13, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: The countdown for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is in full swing as ticket delivery for the November 3 race starts this week. Starting on Thursday, Formula One fans can look forward to getting their tickets for the Yas Marina Circuit race. "It is around this time every year...
  • Formula One drivers told to avoid bad language November 8, 2012

    London: Formula One drivers have been told to mind their language after world champion Sebastian Vettel and race winner Kimi Raikkonen turned the air blue on the podium at last Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Thursday that a private...
  • 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 thirdplace finish in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a key moment in his topsyturvy season. The race on Sunday was won by 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen. But it was the 25yearold German's fearless drive...