Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Feb 18

Pascal Wehrlein to test with Sahara Force India in Barcelona

Pascal will drive the VJM07 on Thursday and Saturday. Sergio Perez will drive on Friday and Nico Hulkenberg on Sunday

06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will drive for the team at the upcoming testing session in Barcelona, Spain beginning on 19 February.

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Jan 07

Caterham F1 negotiations ‘annoyingly slow’

Caterham went in to administration in October 2014

11 - Caterham F1 Team The administrator for the Caterham F1 Team says negotiations with three interested parties have been “annoyingly slow” as time starts to run out to save the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Jorge Lorenzo triumphs in Abu Dhabi endurance event

Jorge Lorenzo played a successful role in a 12-hour endurance event over the weekend at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.

Lorenzo shines in the endurance test in Abu DhabiDriving a Ferrari 458 GT3 Challenge Evo, the double MotoGP™ World title winner demonstrated his four-wheel skills once again to come out on top in the ‘Gentleman’ category of the event.

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Dec 13

Maserati Trofeo World Series: Calamia ends an amazing year with a win

The 2014 Maserati Trofeo began with a Mauro Calamia win at Spa, Belgium, and ended the same way.

Maserati Trofeo World Series logo The Swiss Team driver’s stage this time was Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates; scene of the final round in Maserati’s single-race series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Jorge Lorenzo to participate in endurance event in Abu Dhabi

The Majorcan rider will be part of the Kessel Racing team sponsored by Monster Energy

endurance race for lorenzo in Abu DhabiThis weekend Jorge Lorenzo will participate in a 12-hour endurance race being held at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi at the wheel of a Ferrari 458 GT3 Challenge Evo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Abu Dhabi hosts the final round of the Maserati Trofeo

Maserati Trofeo World Series, Abu Dhabi (UAE), 11 – 13 December 2014

Maserati Trofeo World Series logo The Yas Marina circuit, in Abu Dhabi, will host the closing round in the Maserati Trofeo World Series for the second year running. The race weekend of 11-12 December will share the bill with the Abu Dhabi 12 Hour.

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Dec 10

Record Ferrari gathering in Middle East

The Finali Mondiali weekend at the Yas Marina circuit turned into a huge celebration for all Ferrari enthusiasts and tifosi.

Finali Mondiali - Abu Dhabi (2) Aside from the opportunity to admire a stunning array of Prancing Horse cars designed specifically for the track, attendees also witnessed an impressive gathering of Ferraris from all over the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Finali Mondiali: A great end with the Ferrari Show

200 Ferraris from different eras swarmed onto the track

Finali Mondiali - Abu Dhabi (1) This week’s Finali Mondiali, held for the first time outside Europe, in Abu Dhabi, ended with a day of exciting racing and a demonstration featuring everything that’s best about the world of Ferrari.

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Nov 30

Alex Lynn: from Formula One to GP2 in Abu Dhabi

As I get this blog together, I’m sitting in Dubai Airport waiting to get on a plane, and I cannot wait to get home!

Alex Lynn I’ve been away for two weeks in Abu Dhabi – two weeks that have been right up there as the most eventful and special of my career. First of all I wrapped up the GP3 title last weekend, then on Wednesday afternoon I had my first track-test of a Formula 1 car in a Lotus-Renault, and finally on Friday and Saturday I tested in GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Sainz to race for Scuderia Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that Carlos Sainz will join the team with immediate effect.
08 - Scuderia Toro RossoIt means that our driver line-up for the 2015 season is now established as Max Verstappen and Carlo Sainz. The 20 year old Spaniard took the standard route into motorsport, winning the Asia-Pacific KF3 karting title in 2008 and two years later he made his single-seater debut in Formula BMW, before moving up the ranks through Formula Renault 2.0, British Formula 3, then GP3 in 2013.

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Nov 28

Red Bull wings grounds for race ban – Force India

Red Bull’s illegal front wing in Abu Dhabi may have been grounds for a race ban.

Red Bull aileron avant Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images That is the claim of Andy Green, the technical boss of Force India, who thinks a team with a lower status in pitlane might have been punished very harshly by the governing FIA for a similar infraction. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Vettel denies driving Ferrari road car at 350kph

On an Abu Dhabi highway at the wheel of a F12 Berlinetta

Sebastian Vettel’s press office has denied claims the German driver reached mind-numbing speeds on the public roads of Abu Dhabi last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Vettel is Mattiacci’s ‘parting gift’ to Ferrari

Marco Mattiacci has broken his silence to suggest Sebastian Vettel was his “parting gift” to Ferrari.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty After just seven months in the job, the Italian has been replaced as Ferrari team boss by the Marlboro executive Maurizio Arrivabene. “My best wishes to him are sincere,” said Mattiacci, as he spoke for the first time since his ousting to the well-known Ferrari insider Leo Turrini. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Abu Dhabi: Three Formula 3 young-guns test Formula 1 cars

The 2014 Formula 1 season ended this Sunday but for the teams, the work continued straight away.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Following the season finale in Abu Dhabi they tested for two days at the same venue and invited three Formula 3 European Championship young-guns to the tests.

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Nov 27

Rosberg ‘not angry’ with Mercedes after title loss

Nico Rosberg insists he is “not angry” with Mercedes after technical trouble ended his world championship hopes last Sunday.

2014-11-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg _0194 The German was running behind eventual title winner Lewis Hamilton in the double points Abu Dhabi finale when technical strife began to slow his car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Vettel to take Italian language lessons – report

Sebastian Vettel will take private lessons in Italian as he gets up to speed with life at Ferrari.

2014-07-17 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel After racing a Red Bull for the last time last Sunday, the German stayed in Abu Dhabi for the post-race test and appeared in the Ferrari garage in plain clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Mercedes caught Ferrari ‘spy’ in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes thwarted a Ferrari ‘spy’ during the post-race Abu Dhabi test on Wednesday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14) Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport and the German newspaper Bild published photographs of the blonde female Ferrari employee using an infrared video camera. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Status Grand Prix GP2 & GP3 post season test line-up

Committed to developing talented young drivers

Status Grand Prix Status Grand Prix is pleased to announce their full driver line-up for the official GP2 and GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Record-breaking response to 2014 Autosport Awards

Held annually since 1982

Autosport Awards Hot on the heels of a sensational Formula 1 World Championship finale in Abu Dhabi last weekend, voting has closed for the Autosport Awards 2014 in association with Mercedes-Benz – with a record-breaking response from motor sport fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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