Tag Archive: Yas Marina Circuit

Dec 11

Sernagiotto takes the final Maserati Trofeo win with Monti again on the podium

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit played host to the final round in the sixth Maserati Trofeo World Series season

Race 2_Abu Dhabi_Start Frenchman Romain Monti was crowned champion as the series that began at Monza in 2010 came to an end. The last race was won by Giorgio Sernagiotto, making a return to drive for Team Red Dragon, flanked by Emanuele Smurra.  Sernagiotto, from Veneto, headed a pack of four drivers who applied the pressure to the very end.

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Dec 04

GP2: Evans sets the morning pace

Kiwi quickest on Day 3 morning session

Evans sets the morning paceMitch Evans set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:48.922, the Kiwi put his Campos car at the top of the timings – 0.004s ahead of DAMS’ Oliver Rowland. GP3 Series 2015 Vice Champion Luca Ghiotto completed the top three at the wheel of the Rapax car.

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Dec 03

GP2: Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning session

Russian driver sets the early pace

Markelov quickest in Day 2 morning sessionArtem Markelov set the pace in this morning’s test session at Yas Marina Circuit clocking in a laptime of 1:49.008, a hairsbreadth ahead of Nicholas Latifi and André Negrao.

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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 »

Oct 07

Prema takeover Lazarus’ 2016 team entry

Italian squad entered for GP2 Series’ next season
Prema logo GP2 organisers confirm that Prema have found an agreement to takeover Lazarus’ entry. This will be effective at the end of the 2015 season with the new Italian squad running for the first time in the Series during the post-season tests which will take place at Yas Marina Circuit on 02-04 of December.

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Jul 30

Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in November

GP2 and GP3 Series add extra round to the current season
Bahrain added to 2015 calendar in NovemberGP2 Series and GP3 Series organisers confirm that an extra round will be added to the current 2015 calendar. The event will take place at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on November 19-20-21 alongside FIA Six Hours Of Bahrain. This event will be back-to-back with the final round of the season which will be held at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Jul 28

Brand new championship launched: FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 is go!

FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 launch

FA1 logoThe organiser of the Acceleration 2014 events, ISRA, has today officially launched a brand new motor racing championship – FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 – which aims to provide drivers with key seat time and race experience during the traditional winter break across Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest at Yas Marina (updated)

Status Grand Prix driver sets fastest laptime on Day 3

GP2 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) The final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 11

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning session

Status Grand Prix driver sets Day 3 pace at Yas Marina

Richie Stanaway quickest in morning sessionThe final day of the pre-season testing at Yas Marina opened once again in windy conditions. Alexander Rossi was the first driver to feed onto the track, closely followed by teammate Jordan King, but it was Stoffel Vandoorne who was the early pace setter.

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Mar 10

Alex Lynn quickest on Day 2

DAMS driver set fastest laptime of second pre-season testing day Yas Marina Circuit
Click to DownloadThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

Mar 10

Alex Lynn sets morning pace

DAMS driver quickest in Day 2 morning session at Yas Marina Circuit

Alex Lynn sets morning paceThe second day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina circuit opened in windy conditions. Stoffel Vandoorne set the early pace ahead of Alexander Rossi and Arthur Pic as most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations this morning.

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Mar 09

Pierre Gasly tops Day 1 at Yas Marina

DAMS quickest in opening pre-season test day

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The 2015 GP2 Series pre-season tests got underway today at the Yas Marina Circuit. Day one of the three day test saw all twenty-six drivers eager to try out the brand new DRS on their cars. When the pitlane went green, Alexander Rossi was the first man out soon followed by the rest of the field for their installation laps on a dirty track and in windy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Alexander Rossi tops Day1 morning session

Racing Engineering driver quickest at Yas Marina

Alexander Rossi tops Day1 morning sessionThe 2015 GP2 Series pre-season tests got underway today at the Yas Marina Circuit. Day one of the three day test saw all twenty-six drivers eager to try out the brand new DRS on their cars. When the pitlane went green, Alexander Rossi was the first man out soon followed by the rest of the field for their installation laps on a dirty track and in windy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Pre-season testing begins for Campos Racing in GP2

Three-day test for Campos Racing drivers, Arthur Pic and Rio Haryanto, in Abi Dhabi as the preseason starts tomorrow.

Those tests will mark first laps this year for the team, preparing a season where it wants to play a major role again.
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Mar 08

Sergio Canamasas joins Hilmer for Yas Marina test

The agreement covers this first pre-season test for now.

The Spaniard has reached an agreement with Hilmer Motorsport to join the German squad for the first GP2 collective testing taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

The 2015 pre-season GP2 tests start at Yas Marina

First three-day test session opens tomorrow in Abu Dhabi
GP2 Series Media The opening GP2 Series pre-season test session of the year kicks off tomorrow at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. For three days, teams and drivers will work on the eleventh season of the category which will open on April 17-19 at Sakhir, Bahrain, alongside Formula One.

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Feb 04

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Four

Jerez test report – day four

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Jenson Button 06Despite a number of frustrating issues, the team still managed a number of long runs today, and was able to incorporate a compressed programme of aerodynamic testing into the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Three

Jerez test report – day three

2015-02-02 - McLaren Honda - Jerez - Jenson Button 07After two tricky days, the team turned a corner this morning, managing 32 trouble-free laps around Jerez, which enabled us to put our first serious miles on both the MP4-30 and the RA615H power unit.

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Feb 02

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day Two

Today was another day of limited running for the team

2015-01-29 - McLaren Honda - 00 - MP4-30 - Low front onDespite a concerted effort overnight to rectify the issues that had limited progress yesterday, our first run this morning once again brought a problem to the surface.

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Feb 01

McLaren-Honda Jerez Test, Day One

“Given the complexity of modern Formula 1 machinery, the sorts of issues we encountered today weren’t too surprising” – Fernando Alonso

2015-01-29 - McLaren Honda - 02 - MP4-30 - 3-4After conducting shakedowns with our interim MP4-29H/1X1 at Silverstone and Yas Marina Circuit last November, today marked the first time that the McLaren-Honda chassis and power unit had run together as a bespoke combination, in the sleek and tightly packaged MP4-30. Read the rest of this entry »

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