Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

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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Dec 18

Double podium for United Autosports in Abu Dhabi

United Autosports finished second and third in the LMP3 class of the 2016 Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi (Saturday 17 December)

Double podium for United Autosports in Abu Dhabi The team continued their run of podiums in 2016 when Alex Lynn, Shaun Lynn and Richard Meins brought their Gulf Marine liveried #23 Ligier JS P3 home in second place after 12 hours of racing round the Yas Marina circuit. Finishing in third place were Jim McGuire, Matt Keegan, Nico Rondet and former Formula One driver Stefan Johansson in the #22 Ligier JS P3.
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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 »
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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