Tag Archive: Yas Marina

Nov 23

Coletti soars to GP2 victory in season closer

Vandoorne claims vice champion position
GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering Stefano Coletti stormed off the front row to lead from lights to flag for a dominant win in the final race of the 2014 season, easily holding off newly signed Sauber driver Felipe Nasr and top rookie Arthur Pic, while behind them McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne did enough to deny Nasr the vice champion position.

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Nov 23

Niederhauser signs off in style at GP3 season-finale

Arden Motorsport’s Patric Niederhauser victorious at Yas Marina
GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) Swiss star Patric Niederhauser made the perfect getaway to snatch the lead from Nick Yelloly (Status Grand Prix) at the start of final race of the 2014 GP3 Series. The Arden Motorsport retained the lead despite a safety car early on to record his third win of the year. Newly crowned GP3 Champion Alex Lynn crossed the line in third as his team Carlin clinched the Teams’ Champions trophy after leading the standings from the opening round.

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Nov 22

Vandoorne dominates in Yas Marina

Belgian pushes up to P2 in GP2 Series with win
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his weekend-long display of speed and guile with a crushing win in this evening’s feature race at Yas Marina, picking the right strategy and executing it to perfection for victory by 12 seconds over GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and Mitch Evans.

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Nov 21

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Nov 20

Abu Dhabi extends F1 race contract

Abu Dhabi’s long-term place on the F1 calendar is secure.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 The popular day-night race at the spectacular Yas Marina, scene of this weekend’s 2014 championship showdown, already had a contract through 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

GP2 Series round 11 preview

GP2 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE preview

GP2 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Don’t think that because this season has found its Champion in the name of Jolyon Palmer, it means that the games are over: there are still some very important things at stake starting with the battle between Felipe Nasr and Stoffel Vandoorne for second place in the Drivers’ standings.

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Nov 20

Marussia’s Abu Dhabi return bid fails

Marussia’s eleventh-hour bid to return to action in Abu Dhabi has failed.

Marussia for Jules - photo Marussia With Caterham already set up at Yas Marina, insiders on Wednesday then spotted F1 personnel wearing Marussia team shirts in the Abu Dhabi paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Jon Lancaster tops final day at Yas Marina (updated)

Briton quickest in morning session
GP2, MP Motorsport, Jon LancasterThe final day of pre-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit was delayed by twenty minutes for gantry repairs at Turn 13.

Mar 12

Jolyon Palmer quickest again at Yas Marina

Briton fastest overall on Day 2 in Abu Dhabi
GP2, Dams, Jolyon Palmer fenceThe second day of GP2 Series pre-season testing opened at Yas Marina Circuit this morning with Rio Haryanto setting the early pace just before a first red flag period after Stoffel Vandoorne clipped the barrier at Turn 19 and stopped on track.

Mar 11

Jolyon Palmer tops Day 1 at Yas Marina (updated)

DAMS driver quickest on first day of pre-season testing in Abu Dhabi
GP2, Dams, Jolyon PalmerThe 2014 GP2 Series has officially started today at Yas Marina Circuit with the opening of the first of two three day test sessions.

Dec 05

FIA confirms 19, not 22-race calendar for 2014

Grand Prix of Canada, June 8th

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has confirmed that previously-scheduled races in New Jersey, Korea and Mexico will in fact not take place in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

A fourth title is already in his pocket, but Sebastian Vettel is not ready to lift the throttle in 2013

Vettel not ready to lift throttle in 2013

Sebastian Vettel - quadruple champion du monde F1That is the claim of Red Bull’s Christian Horner, who said the German driver and the Austrian team is targeting victory at the final three races in Abu Dhabi, Texas and Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Red Bull denies driver reshuffle for Webber, Ricciardo, Kvyat

That would free up a seat for the last two grands prix of 2013 at Toro Rosso

2013-10-25 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99019Red Bull and Toro Rosso have denied rumours they could shake up their F1 driver lineups for the final two races of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Small crowd expected for Vettel crowning

“We’re expecting more fans than ever before” – Richard Cregan

2013-06-09_0586 Sebastian Vettel looks set to celebrate his fourth consecutive title win next weekend in front of a muted Indian crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Abu Dhabi wants F1 winter testing

“There is an interest to do pre-season testing outside of Europe”

Abu Dhabi - Getty ImagesAbu Dhabi has now officially thrown its name into the hat as a potential pre-season testing venue for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

FIA warns drivers to stop bad language

Incidents in the future could lead to disciplinary action

2012-11-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 99002Formula one teams have been instructed to pull their drivers into line, after world champion Sebastian Vettel and former title winner Kimi Raikkonen swore during their post-race podium interviews in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 3 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 07

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report (updated)

Abu Dhabi young driver test day 2 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 06

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi young driver test report

Abu Dhabi young driver test  day 1 report

Yas Marina logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 06

Final young driver test to begin on Tuesday

The sound of F1 engines in Abu Dhabi will resume on Tuesday.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 012010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaBarely a day after Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday’s thrilling grand prix at Yas Marina, the track will return to life on Tuesday when the final three day ‘young driver test’ begins. Six teams have already run their young driver days this year, so just Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for the session. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Frijns – ‘I twice said no to Red Bull’

Robin Frijns has revealed he once turned down an offer to join F1 world champion Red Bull’s young driver development programme.

World Series by Renault logoActually, “I twice said no to Red Bull,” the 21-year-old Dutchman, who in 2012 won the Renault World Series at his first attempt, is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Vettel reaches first ‘match point’ of 2012 title

“Sensational, incredible. I can’t remember anything like that from the past 20, 30 years” – Dr Helmut Marko

2012-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 2990042012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299000Depending on who he spoke to after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Fernando Alonso insisted his glass was either “half full” or “completely full”. Whichever, the Spaniard’s public optimism and fighting spirit cannot be higher, but he did confess to at least some disappointment after the sweaty race at Yas Marina. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Title blown wide open as Vettel kicked out of qualifying

The stewards sent Vettel to the back of the grid

Sebastian Vettel - Abou Dhabi - photo Getty images Sebastian Vettel panne Abou DhabiThe battle for the world championship has been blown wide open, with Sebastian Vettel set to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix – the third last race of 2012 – from the pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Ferrari reverts to off-track weapons for Red Bull battle

Ferrari asked FIA question about Red Bull’s car

01 - Red Bull Racing03 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari’s frantic push for the 2012 title has spilled into the world of paperwork, media reports from the scene of the Abu Dhabi grand prix have proved. Ferrari this week asked a question to the FIA about championship contender Red Bull’s car, according to the Spanish sports daily AS. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus F1 Team announces 2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test line-up

Young Guns

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Nicolas Prost2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Edoardo MortaraNicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi will join Lotus F1 Team for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which will take place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit next month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Abu Dhabi criticises young driver test shakeup

The boss of Abu Dhabi’s F1 circuit has criticised plans to run the young driver test at Silverstone later this year.

2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi 012011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi 02Originally, the young driver test was scheduled to take place as usual this year at Yas Marina, the week after the Abu Dhabi grand prix. But, due to the calendar congestion at the end of this season, the majority of teams have decided instead to go to Silverstone in July, with only the two Red Bull-owned teams sticking with the Abu Dhabi plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Abu Dhabi hopes F1 sticks with young driver test date

This year’s young drivers’ test could be called off.

Abu Dhabi soir GP2 Series - Abu DhabiCurrently, the event – giving inexperienced drivers the chance to drive current F1 cars amid the sport’s strict testing limits – is scheduled to take place as per usual in Abu Dhabi late this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Late Bottas in dash from Abu Dhabi to Macau

Valtteri Bottas almost didn’t make it from Abu Dhabi to Macau ahead of this weekend’s prestigious F3 race.

Gp3 - Monza - Valtteri Bottas, 2011 GP3 Series champion2011-11-17 - AT&T Williams - Abu Dhabi - Mirko Bortolotti 01The Finn, a test driver for Williams, was among the ‘young drivers’ at Yas Marina this week for some precious F1 running. But for the trip from the Middle East to China, time was tight ahead of F3 qualifying.

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Nov 15

Ferrari says Red Bull also fluttered in Abu Dhabi

After a second consecutive race weekend marked by front wing “fluttering”, Ferrari insists it is at least now in good company.

2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Felipe Massa - 012011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber (2)Experimenting with a new design ahead of the 2012 season, the Italian team said before Abu Dhabi that it had fixed the alarming problem seen on Felipe Massa’s car a fortnight earlier in India.

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