Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Jan 29

Red Bull Air Race lands in Abu Dhabi for 2018 season opener

New pilots, raceplane innovations and updated rules will only add fuel to the fire

2016-10-13477a6981The rivalries of a fiercely contested 2017 World Championship will reignite on 2-3 February, as the Red Bull Air Race kicks off for the record 11th consecutive year in sizzling Abu Dhabi.
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Dec 05

Kubica: I’ve proven I’m ready

Robert Kubica feels he’s proven he’s capable of a Formula 1 comeback in 2018 as he awaits a decision from Williams

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,The Polish driver completed 128 laps in total for Williams during the two-day Abu Dhabi tyre test last week in the team’s FW40 while setting the fastest outright lap by the team with a 1m 39.85s – quicker than Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 02

GP3: Habsburg tops final day of Yas Marina test

Austrian leads morning session, Hughes tops afternoon

Habsburg tops final day of Yas Marina test

Ferdinand Habsburg has claimed the top spot for day 3 of the 2017 post-season GP3 Series test at the Yas Marina Circuit, stopping the clock at 1:54.869 in the morning session by over a tenth from teammate Jehan Daruvala and Nikita Mazepin and ensuring newcomers MP Motorsport topped all 3 days of the test, while Jake Hughes led throughout the afternoon session with a time of 1:55.578, less than a tenth ahead of Niko Kari and Daruvala. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

GP3: Kari tops day two of Yas Marina test

Finn heads morning, Pulcini tops afternoon session

Kari tops day two of Yas Marina testNiko Kari continued where he left off yesterday by setting the pace once again on day 2 of the 2017 post-season GP3 Series test at the Yas Marina Circuit, stopping the clock at 1:54.733 this morning and beating his best time from yesterday by 0.2s and lead the way from Leonardo Pulcini and Giuliano Alesi by almost four tenths in the session, while Leonardo Pulcini claimed the honours this afternoon with a time of 1:55.210 by two tenths from Callum Ilott and Nikita Mazepin.

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Nov 30

GP3: Kari leads the way on day 1 in Abu Dhabi

Finn tops morning, Ilott heads afternoon session

Kari leads the way on day 1 in Abu DhabiNiko Kari has got the 2017 post-season GP3 Series test underway in fine form after topping day 1 at the Yas Marina Circuit, stopping the clock at 1:54.960 in the morning session to claim the top spot by almost 0.2s from Alessio Lorandi and Giuliano Alesi, while Callum Ilott headed the afternoon session with a time of 1:55.277, just ahead of Alesi and Leonardo Pulcini.          Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

Debate of the Day: Will Kubica get his F1 comeback?

Williams has confirmed an official decision on its driver line-up won’t be made for potentially a few weeks

F1: Robert Kubica, Williams,With the post-season Abu Dhabi test wrapping up Formula 1 for 2017, all eyes are already looking to whether Robert Kubica will be on the grid for Williams in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Alonso recovers from “small kiss” crash in Abu Dhabi test

“I had a small kiss with the wall this morning and we lost some track time”

F1: Fernando Alonso, McLaren,Fernando Alonso says he still completed a full testing programme on his final day of track action for McLaren-Honda in 2017 despite crashing in the morning of the opening day at the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Cosmo, Byrne and Benham combine for Gulf 12 hours

Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne reunite with United Autosports in Abu Dhabi

COSMO, BYRNE AND BENHAM COMBINE FOR GULF 12 HOURSDuo joined by British racer Mike Benham. Third Ligier JS P3 confirmed in UAE for 2017 ELMS LMP3 Champions. Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne will return to United Autosports for the 2017 running of the Gulf 12 Hours. The American duo will be joined by GT racer, Mike Benham in the team’s third Ligier JS P3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Hamilton: Dip in form after title win not as bad as 2015

“I do and try and still turn up and do the job. It’s just not so easy.”

2017-10-21_0978Lewis Hamilton does not think his dip in form at the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season was as bad as in 2015, but admitted he was not racing at 100 per cent through the final two races of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

Boschung to test for two F2 teams in Abu Dhabi

The 20-year-old will join Arden International and MP Motorsport for the end-of-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit

Swiss driver Ralph Boschung will return to the FIA Formula 2 Championship paddock, participating in the official post-season test for two teams in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (30 November – 2 December). Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Rising star Norris back in Mclaren for Formula One Tyre Test

British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of grid on F2 début weekend

Lando Norris British teen takes chequered flag in ninth from back of gridLando Norris has been given the opportunity to drive a current McLaren Honda MCL32 at a Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (29 Nov).

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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 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Formula 1 launches new eSports series

“As we do in Formula 1, we’ll continue to evolve and innovate”

2017-06-11_1048Formula 1 has announced it will hold its first official eSports series in co-operation with Codemasters and Gfinity, starting with initial qualifiers next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 Grands Prix in Brazil and Abu Dhabi

 13 sets in total for the weekend

Pirelli

Pirelli will bring the following compounds to the rounds on the 2017 Formula One season in Brazil (November 10-12) and Abu Dhabi (November 24-26) which will be held on the São Paulo and Yas Marina circuits respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 29

The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East will renew its challenge in 2018

Second edition of the one-make series to be held next year

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle EastThree double rounds will take place at Abu Dhabi and Dubai between February and March. Weekend format confirmed with two 50-minute races. After a successful first edition, which saw about thirty drivers and eleven teams at the start, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East has also been confirmed in 2018.

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Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
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Feb 14

The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East arrives in Dubai for the Second round of the series

The two races will take place on February 17-18

Dubai After less than one week from the inaugural event in Abu Dhabi, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East is coming to the Dubai Autodrome for the second of the three events, scheduled from February 16-18. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Canada’s McLeod flies to third in World Championship standings with podium at season opener

Three must be a lucky number for Red Bull Air Race pilot Pete McLeod

Canada’s McLeod flies to third in World Championship standings with podium at season opener After finishing the final two races of 2016 in third place, the Canadian extended his podium streak to three with a third place at the Red Bull Air Race season opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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Feb 07

Red Bull Air Race pilots get unique view of Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The race kicks off with Qualifying on Friday, 10 February, followed by Race Day on Saturday, 11 February 2017.

Red Bull Air Race pilots get unique view of Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE Defending Red Bull Air Race World Champion Matthias Dolderer of Germany leads fellow pilots Nicolas Ivanoff of France and Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic on a pre-race flight over the new 160,000-square-meter Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE ahead of the tenth consecutive season opener at the city’s famed Corniche. Read the rest of this entry »

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