Tag Archive: Yas Marina

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 »

Nov 29

Ghiotto quickest on final day in Yas Marina

Luca Ghiotto and Antonio Fuoco set the pace on third day of GP3 post-season testing
 
GP3 - Antonio Fuoco (ART Grand Prix) Trident’s Luca Ghiotto posted the fastest time on the third and final day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina circuit with a 1:55.134. Ferrari Academy driver Antonio Fuoco led the way in the morning session.

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Nov 28

Pierre Gasly still on top

Frenchman quickest in Day 2 of GP2 testing at Yas Marina
GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The second day of post season testing at Yas Marina Circuit saw a slightly different entry list than the previous day: first, Norman Nato moved to RT RUSSIAN TIME whilst 2014 GP3 Series Champion Alex Lynn had his first taste of GP2 at the wheel of the Carlin car.

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Nov 27

Pierre Gasly tops GP2 Day 1 at Yas Marina

Frenchman quickest on first day of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (DAMS) The 2014 GP2 Series post-season testing opened today at Yas Marina Circuit for three days with many new faces joining some more familiar ones. Each team have been provided with seven sets of Medium Pirelli tyres for the three days.

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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 26

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi testing report day 2

Formula One Abu Dhabi day 2 test report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 26

Vettel’s Ferrari appearance ‘legally not ok’ – Marko

Sebastian Vettel breached his contract by kicking off his Ferrari career early on Tuesday.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images Just days after his last grand prix with Red Bull, the quadruple world champion on Tuesday appeared in the Ferrari garage at the Abu Dhabi test, albeit wearing plain clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi testing report day 1

Formula One Abu Dhabi day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Sainz waits for imminent Toro Rosso announcement

Carlos Sainz jr says he hopes Toro Rosso will shortly announce his 2015 debut.

Carlos Sainz champion The major Spanish sports newspapers AS and Marca are separately reporting that the 20-year-old has been selected by Dr Helmut Marko to race alongside fellow rookie Max Verstappen next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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