ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

  • Lewis Hamilton savours his greatest day 2 days ago

    Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship. If winning the first title with McLaren after a last-gasp move in Brazil in 2008 was special, then the triumph under the Abu Dhabi floodlights was something else again. "The...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One title at Abu Dhabi; Nico Rosberg 2nd 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a...
  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid 3 days ago

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • Force India confirm Sergio Perez for 2015 and beyond 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India on Saturday made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond. Team principal Vijay Mallya had already said that he would be happy to retain Perez and his German teammate Nico Hulkenberg for another year. The announcement...
  • Formula One: Force India miss top-10 again in qualifying 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the 13th and 14th fastest time in the qualifying of the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Either of the Force India cars have not made Q3 since the Italian Grand Prix in early September. Both...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two qualifying sessions, but the German driver set the pace in Q3. Hamilton almost went...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi GP final practice 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Mercedes team-mates were 1-2 in Friday's practice runs, with Hamilton fastest in both of those, but this time the German driver turned the tables...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver 4 days ago

    Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of...
  • Advantage for Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice 5 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton, chasing his second title, was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit sessions at the glittering Yas...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice for the Abu Dhabi GP 5 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions on Friday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 42.113 seconds in the second practice at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .083 faster than...
  • Mercedes reject Sebastian Vettel's 'boring' quip 5 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on Friday after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula One season boring with their success. "Is there anybody out there who believes that it was a boring season? Not one single soul,"...
  • Lewis Hamilton 1st, Nico Rosberg 2nd in Abu Dhabi GP practice 5 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 43.476 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .133 seconds faster than his Mercedes team-mate...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 November 17, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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...