Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Dec 01

Stroll eager to race with ‘team player’ at Williams in 2018

“I hope to have a good relationship with my teammate but I’ll be doing me and he’ll be doing him.”

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1917Lance Stroll is relaxed about whoever will race alongside him in Formula 1 next year, saying he simply wants a “team player” to help lift Williams up the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

Liberty set to offer teams advance on payments after revenue drop

“Probably we’re looking at 2019, 2020 and particularly 2021 before we’re going to see the fruits of their investment.”

2017-10-22_0534Liberty Media is set to offer Formula 1 teams an advance on payments in order to make up for a recent revenue shortfall, according to Red Bull chief Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

Vettel fastest in opening Abu Dhabi F1 practice

Vettel turned in a fastest lap time of 1:39.006 to finish one-tenth of a second clear of Hamilton

2017-10-21_0862Sebastian Vettel made a strong start to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend by leading the opening Formula 1 practice session on Friday afternoon, edging out Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton at the Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Pirelli announces selected sets per driver for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: November 24-26, 2017

2017-11-14 - Pirelli announces selected sets per driver for Abu Dhabi Grand PrixThe FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November, 24-26). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantage

“I don’t think Ferrari has an advantage, I think they hit the ground running in Russia as we did, for example, in China.”

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantageLewis Hamilton has refuted the suggestion his absence from last year’s Pirelli tyre development tests have had an impact on his and Mercedes’ form relative to Ferrari in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Rosberg didn’t expect Hamilton to back him up

“I wasn’t expecting it, maybe I was a bit naïve but I didn’t expect it”

Rosberg didn’t expect Hamilton to back him upNew Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has revealed he didn’t expect Lewis Hamilton to adopt delaying tactics during a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title finale but says he ‘can understand’ why he did. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 27

Nico Rosberg clinches 2016 F1 title

Nico Rosberg is the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion after keeping his nerve to finish second in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind Lewis Hamilton

The German came into the race needing just a top three finish to ensure himself of a maiden world title but went one better with a run to second place in what was still a ballsy performance by the new champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 26

F1 set to introduce standing restarts after safety car

Under the new measures, drivers will line up in grid slots as they come to the end of a safety car period before making a standing start
F1 set to introduce standing restarts after safety carDrivers are set to make standing starts after safety car periods in 2017 after proposals were agreed in principal by teams ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Nov 25

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free practice report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 24

Pirelli shows the entire range of wide 2017 tyres In Abu Dhabi

New Tread Patterns Revealed For Intermediate And Wet

2016-11-24 - Pirelli shows the entire range of wide 2017 tyres In Abu Dhabi 02The entire range of new P Zero tyres in wider 2017 size is being presented in the Yas Marina paddock at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, together with a first look at the new tread pattern for the Cinturato intermediate and wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 08

Pirelli could use decade-old car for 2017 tyre testing

Pirelli is currently determining how it can accurately track test its 2017 tyres, suggesting it could use a car upwards of 10 years old

Pirelli could use decade-old car for 2017 tyre testingPirelli could resort to using an F1 car that is upwards of 10 years old next year in an effort to conduct its tyre tests ahead of a change in the regulations for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve it

Toto Wolff says Ferrari was justified if it did indeed gain from its technical relationship with Haas by exploiting regulation loopholes

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve itToto Wolff says he has no qualms with Ferrari over whether it may have gained an advantage through its close relationship with the incoming Haas F1 team, saying if it did exploit any regulation loopholes it did so legally and was justified in doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

Ferrari says Mercedes actions were fair

Maurizio Arrivabene says he understands the motivation behind rivals Mercedes approaching the FIA to clarify Ferrari’s relationship with Haas.

2015-10-23_39012 Maurizio Arrivabene says Mercedes was ‘fair’ in its approach to the FIA to clarify a series of rules which could have potentially seen it come under strict scrutiny for its close relationship with incoming team Haas F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi race report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 29

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg concludes F1 2015 with Abu Dhabi win

Nico Rosberg keeps it tidy to end his 2015 F1 campaign with a third consecutive win in Abu Dhabi, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen

Rosberg concludes F1 2015 with Abu Dhabi winNico Rosberg has brought the curtain down on the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship season with a third consecutive victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton’s attempts to out-fox his team-mate strategically fell flat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi qualifying report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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