ABU DHABI

  • Lewis Hamilton savours his greatest day November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 22, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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 November 21, 2014

    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,"...
  • Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday. The Frenchman was handed the sanction for exceeding his allocation of power unit components for the season. With...
  • Lewis Hamilton 1st, Nico Rosberg 2nd in Abu Dhabi GP practice November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone November 18, 2014

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 1, 2014

    Day-2 Roundup: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 October 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed...
  • Daily flights to Abu Dhabi and Delhi to start soon: Saurabh Patel October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Civil Aviation Minister Saurabh Patel announced that commencement of one international flight and one domestic flight from Ahmedabad and Bhuj would begin soon. The announcement came after Patel held a detailed meeting with Jet Airways representatives at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) office. According to an official press release,...
  • Indian school girl suffocates to death in school bus in UAE October 8, 2014

    Dubai: A 4-year-old Indian schoolgirl died after she fell asleep inside a bus and left alone for several hours by the driver and the bus supervisor in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Naziha Lal Ahmed, KG1 student of a private Al Worood school, was found dead after she apparently suffocated inside the...
  • Ali Mostafa's 'From A To B' to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival September 15, 2014

    For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the muchawaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film has been directed by Ali Mostafa. Ali, popular for the award winning film 'City of Life', shows the life of three Westerneducated Arab youths who...
  • Unidentified plane spotted by Etihad flight over Mumbai September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: An unidentified aircraft on Saturday caused a security scare in Mumbai airspace after it was spotted by an Etihad Airways flight and reported to the air traffic control (ATC) here, official sources said. The incident was also reported to the Chennai ATC to establish the identity of the plane, the...
  • 'Never thought I'd walk out free from Abu Dhabi jail' July 25, 2014

    Kochi: Shiju Thomas, who was held in a Abu Dhabi prison after drugs were found in his baggage, said he never thought he "would walk out free" after being released on Thursday. Thomas, 29, who hails from here, is ecstatic after he walked out of the prison and he thought he...
  • Director Siddharth Anand beefs up security on 'Bang Bang' set in Abu Dhabi May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Siddharth Anand is ensuring tight security during the Abu Dhabi schedule of "Bang Bang". He has not just called for close to 30 security personnel on the set, but has also requested crew members to deposit their mobile phones at a counter before coming for the shoot. A source...