Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • Alonso cleared after precautionary checks 04-11-2013 12:02 PM

    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 all-clear. "I still have all my teeth after the impact,"...
  • Vettel has more records in sight after latest win 04-11-2013 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi race over at first corner 04-11-2013 10:08 AM

    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...
  • Force India's Di Resta finishes sixth, Sutil 10th in Abu Dhabi GP 04-11-2013 09:34 AM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for 7th straight victory 03-11-2013 09:00 PM

    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...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sent to back of Abu Dhabi grid 03-11-2013 09:27 AM

    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 post-qualifying inspection. Stewards said in a statement that the Finn, who had qualified fifth at Yas Marina and is third in a championship...
  • Force India's Di Resta qualifies 12th for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 02-11-2013 10:56 PM

    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...
  • Mark Webber takes pole position at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 02-11-2013 07:58 PM

    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...
  • Vettel fastest in final Abu Dhabi practice 02-11-2013 05:20 PM

    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 one-two. The newly-crowned quadruple world champion, sporting a new helmet with the Roman numerals IV on top, lapped the Yas...
  • Riled Raikkonen angry with Lotus over lack of pay 01-11-2013 11:28 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Abu Dhabi 01-11-2013 08:34 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Four-time 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...
  • Grosjean fastest in 1st practice at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 01-11-2013 04:26 PM

    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...
  • Grosjean finding his best form late into F1 season 01-11-2013 09:38 AM

    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 01-11-2013 08:29 AM

    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 26-year-old German, the sport's youngest quadruple champion,...
  • Mercedes can win without Ross Brawn, says Lewis Hamilton 31-10-2013 11:42 PM

    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 non-executive chairman Niki...
  • Kimi Raikkonen no-show fuels speculation 31-10-2013 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Red Bull defend Sebastian Vettel's donut delight 31-10-2013 11:36 PM

    Sebastian Vettel was right to celebrate his fourth title with tyre-smoking '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...
  • Force India look for India encore in Abu Dhabi 31-10-2013 07:54 PM

    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...
  • No decision made yet over where I will drive in 2014: Maldonado 31-10-2013 05:52 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel aiming for 7th straight win at Abu Dhabi GP 31-10-2013 10:09 AM

    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 26-year-old Red Bull driver, whose victory in the day-to-night race at Yas Marina in...
  • Countdown to Abu Dhabi Formula One GP in full swing 13-09-2013 02:23 PM

    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...
  • Formula One drivers told to avoid bad language 08-11-2012 11:30 PM

    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 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...
  • Vettel ready to land knockout blow in F1 title race 05-11-2012 10:15 PM

    London: The knockout blow in the Formula One title battle has yet to be thrown but the moment is fast approaching and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is landing the big psychological hits. Sunday's floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a standout chance for Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to recapture the lead...
  • 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...
  • Abu Dhabi GP: Vettel fastest in second practice 02-11-2012 08:35 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the second practice followed by Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. Vettel clocked 1 minute, 41.751 seconds for Red Bull on the 5.6-kilometer (3.5-mile) Yas Marina circuit, .168 seconds quicker than Hamilton. Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Jenson...
  • 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...