Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Will Stevens completes Caterham F1 team driver line-up
Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon will drive in Free Practice 1 for Lotus F1 Team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 21.
The practice session outing for the current FIA Formula 3 European Champion is the latest step in Esteban’s driver development programme and comes following a successful two-day test in the team’s 2012 E20 at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo on October 22-23.
Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.
NBC Sports Network to air 30-minute interview special prior to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Nov. 3
Circuit of The Americas’ official ambassador Mario Andretti talks one-on-one with four-time Formula One World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing during a 30-minute interview special set to air on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) this Sunday, Nov. 3, at 6 a.m. CT.
Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi
Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact.
Vijay Mallya is pumping an extra $80 million into his formula one team.
The news comes amid the well-documented financial struggles of his other business, the Indian airline Kingfisher. Mallya said this week: “We had a board meeting in India after the Abu Dhabi grand prix and the board has approved a $80 million capital investment programme for the team.
F1 teams and drivers use foul language to hide crucial race tactics and information from their rivals, according to the Guardian newspaper.
The topic of swearing hit the headlines after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, when Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both swore during their podium interview with former F1 driver David Coulthard. Winner Raikkonen recalled the media giving him “sh*t” for not smiling enough after his previous victories, while Vettel used the F-word not only with Coulthard but also in the post-race press conference.
Horner said Renault has not been able to explain why too little fuel was put into the RB8.
Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. After qualifying third in Abu Dhabi, the championship leader was asked by his Red Bull engineer to “stop the car” on the track, apparently with a technical problem.