Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Dec 02

Racing Engineering complete three days of testing in Abu Dhabi with Louis Delétraz and Gustav Malja

Held over three days, each day comprised of two 2.5 hour sessions

Racing Engineering logo Just three days after the completion of the 2016 GP2 Series all the teams remained in Abu Dhabi to take part in the annual post-season testing.

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Dec 02

Latifi ends on top

DAMS driver fastest overall during three days GP2 test  
Latifi ends on top Nicholas Latifi concluded his GP2 season on top at Yas Marina Circuit: the Canadian driver from DAMS set the fastest overall laptime over the past three days of post-season testing with a 1:49.929. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) and Jordan King (MP Motorsport) completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

King sets the morning GP2 pace

Briton quickest on Day 3 in opening session

King sets the morning paceJordan King set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session on the last day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:49.880, the MP Motorsport driver lapped 0.523s quicker than Racing Engineering’s Louis Delétraz. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) completed the top three.

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Dec 01

Alexander Albon ends on top on Day 2

ART Grand Prix ace fastest overall at Yas Marina Circuit

GP2 - Alexander Albon (ART Grand Prix) Alexander Albon topped the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina: at the wheel of an ART Grand Prix car, the Thai clocked in a laptime of 1:49.062. Raffaele Marciello and Charles Leclerc completed the top three.

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Nov 30

Raffaele Marciello tops GP2 Day 1 session at Abu Dhabi

Trident driver quickest in opening post-season test day

GP2 - Raffaele Marciello (Trident) Raffaele Marciello set the best laptime in today’s post-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Italian lapped the track in a 1:49.937 at the wheel of a Trident car during the afternoon session ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita (ART Grand Prix) and Oliver Rowland (DAMS).

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Nov 30

Trident Motorsport GP2 & GP3 post seasonal test sessions preview

Trident Motorsport GP2 & GP3 Abu Dhabi test preview

Trident Motorsport logo On track for the last test sessions of the 2016 season. The 2016 sporting journey of Team Trident didn’t conclude with the final round of the GP2 and GP3 series seasons held last week at Yas Marina.

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Nov 29

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teams

The unmarked tyres are expected to be a variety of the dry compound options

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teamsThe future of Formula 1 became clearer with the start of the 2017 Abu Dhabi tyre test including Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton making a surprise return to action just two days after missing out on the world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Racing Engineering to run Louis Delétraz and Gustav Malja at the Abu Dhabi post-season testing

November 30th to December 2nd

Racing Engineering logo Three days after the 2016 GP2 season ends all the teams will be back in action in Abu Dhabi for the annual post-season test that starts on Wednesday, 30th November and finishes at the end of Friday, 2nd December. We are pleased to reveal that the two drivers who will be running in the Racing Engineering GP2 cars for this three-day test are Switzerland’s Louis Delétraz and Sweden’s Gustav Malja. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Active Ticketing partners with Sahara Force India in Abu Dhabi

Sahara Force India is pleased to welcome Active Ticketing as a partner for the 2016 season finale

05 - Sahara Force India F1 Team The technology and security company will deliver an innovative mobile application at the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Active Ticketing branding will be visible on the chassis side of the VJM09 and on the drivers’ suits. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Gasly charges to Abu Dhabi GP2 pole

Frenchman uses alternate strategy for final pole

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing) Pierre Gasly strategised his way to possibly his most important pole position, holding his nerve and staying put in the pitlane while every other driver stormed onto the Abu Dhabi circuit when the track ran green before finally emerging as his rivals were returning, giving himself a clear track to drag home a dominant fifth pole position of the season ahead of Sergey Sirotkin and Artem Markelov, with his title rival and teammate Antonio Giovinazzi having to make do with 6th position. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton jibes Rosberg over Mercedes mechanics swap

Rosberg insists the change was made to help unify Mercedes

Hamilton jibes Rosberg over Mercedes mechanics swapLewis Hamilton has joked he will ‘reveal all’ in his book to explain the reasons behind Mercedes’ decision to swap his and Nico Rosberg’s mechanics after the German declared it was to help bind the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

GP2 Series round 11 preview: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Presentation of the final round of the season

2016 GP2 Series Round 11 Preview Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi (Antonio Giovinazzi, Pierre Gasly, Raffaele Marciello) The final round of the 2016 GP2 season takes place this week at the Yas Marina Circuit. Last month, at the tenth and penultimate round in Sepang, rookie Antonio Giovinazzi proved his worth again after he dominated the Feature Race from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

GP3 Series round 9 preview: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

The best stats and noteworthy moments ahead of the final round

2016 GP3 Series Round 9 Preview Yas Marina (Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, Antonio Fuoco) The anticipation is almost over! The GP3 Series sets up camp at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for the ninth and final round of the 2016 season.

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Nov 19

Emil Bernstorff joins Arden International in Abu Dhabi

GP3 multiple race winner graduates to GP2

Emil Bernstorff joins Arden International in Abu DhabiArden International are pleased to welcome back our 2015 GP3 Series driver Emil Bernstorff, to our driver line up for the season finale of the 2016 GP2 Series, at the stunning Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hamilton splashes to victory in Brazil GP washout!

A superb performance in terrible conditions by the champion
Hamilton splashes to victory in Brazil GP washoutLewis Hamilton kept his composure in treacherous conditions to claim a tense win in a twice-red flagged Brazilian Grand Prix, but second for Nico Rosberg keeps him on course for the title in the Abu Dhabi showdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona (+photos)

Testing will now continue in the more representative conditions of Abu Dhabi

2016-10-13 -  Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test  with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona 4 Cool Temperatures, Fog, And Rain Affect The Test Programme: Only 91 Laps Completed In Total Over Two Days, With The Final Day Interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)

Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative  results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2016 Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix

These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race

2016-03-10 - Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2016 Grand Prix Of SpainPirelli will bring the following three compounds to round 20 of the 2016 Formula One season in Brazil*, to be held (November 10-13) on the Interlagos circuit.

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Feb 19

Porsche completes LMP1 tyre test in Abu Dhabi

The Porsche Team today concluded its second test of the year in Abu Dhabi

In total the current World Championship winning team has spent eight days at the 5.554 kilometre long circuit in the United Arab Emirates, testing tyres with partner Michelin and new components on its 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

The Squadre Clienti Maserati prepare for the challenges in North America and Europe

The picture of the teams who will appear in the 2016 Maserati GranTurismo MC is becoming clearer

Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4_1 For the past six seasons, the cars have turned out in the Maserati Trofeo, a series that ended at Abu Dhabi (UAE) last December.    Read the rest of this entry »

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