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Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Abu Dhabi Grand PrixView

The Formula 1 paddock has reconvened for the final time in 2015 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which hosts the last round of the season for the fourth time in its history. The championships have all been decided but there is still a Grand Prix victory to fight for, as well as positions further down the standings. The Yas Marina Circuit is not one of the most popular on the calendar but the off camber corners and technical final sector provides a […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wehrlein fastest as Abu Dhabi test ends

Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein set the pace as the 2014 season concluded at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Wehrlein, sampling the title-winning Mercedes W05 Hybrid for the first time, posted a time of 1:42.624 during the afternoon session to trump Valtteri Bottas's lap from Tuesday's test day. Wehrlein, 20, has raced for Mercedes in DTM this year and was confirmed as the squad’s reserve driver in Formula 1 in September, having conducted 30 days in the team’s simulator. He also racked up […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

McLaren plays down initial test issues

McLaren has downplayed the issues which affected its first public day of running with Honda at the post-race test in Abu Dhabi. Test driver Stoffel Vandoorne was unable to head out on track during the morning session due to an electronics issue and his afternoon running was disrupted by a fuel/data exchange issue. Vandoorne ultimately recorded three untimed laps in the MP4-29H/1X1 but the team emphasised that this week's test is about understanding the new Honda Power Unit. "Running a modern Formula 1 car is […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bottas tops first day in Abu Dhabi

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas topped the first day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Bottas, who finished on the podium in last weekend’s race, set a time of 1:43.396 in the Williams FW36, almost half a second quicker than compatriot Kimi Raikkonen. Nico Rosberg returned to his Mercedes W05 Hybrid after missing out on the 2014 title and set the third quickest time. He was also the most productive runner, having conducted 114 laps. Newly crowned GP2 Champion Jolyon Palmer […]

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Abu Dhabi GP: Driver Ratings

We rate the drivers for their performance at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hamilton hails second world title

Lewis Hamilton was left emotional after he claimed his second world title with his 11th victory of the season in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton needed to finish second to secure the crown but won the race while title rival Nico Rosberg came home 14th after an ERS issue hobbled his Mercedes. "It's very hard to soak all this up," said Hamilton. "When you're going through the race, when you're coming here this weekend, there's so much pressure from around you, you're just trying to ignore it, […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Maldonado disappointed by fiery exit

Pastor Maldonado says he was disappointed not to finish the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the pace in the Lotus E22 was better than he expected. Maldonado ran on the fringes of the top 10 but was forced to park by the side of the track when flames poured from the back of his car on lap 27. "That was a surprising race for me," he said. "Our race pace was actually pretty good and I was able to fight with the Ferraris as well […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stevens pleased to finish maiden F1 race

Will Stevens says he is pleased to have finished his first race in Formula 1 as he came home in 17th place for Caterham. Stevens was drafted in by the team to race upon their return to the sport following a two-race absence and he briefly battled Fernando Alonso as the pit stops played out. "We completed the objective of the day, and that was to finish the race, which is good not only for me but also for the team – we can be […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Massa narrowly misses out on win

Felipe Massa says he thought Williams had a chance at claiming victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he finished just a couple of seconds behind newly crowned champion Lewis Hamilton. Massa leapt up to third at the start and inherited second place once Nico Rosberg's Mercedes developed an ERS problem. Massa prolonged the life of his tyres during the second stint of the race and was able to stop late for a fresh set of Options. He closed the gap to leader Hamilton […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ricciardo ecstatic with 'faultless' race

Daniel Ricciardo expressed his elation after he drove from the pit lane to fourth place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Red Bull was thrown out of qualifying for a technical irregularity but the Australian surged through the field to secure 24 points for the position as he ended the year in third place in the championship. "[I'm] really happy," he said. "I think it was pretty much a faultless race from all sides, from the strategy, to myself and the pit stops, everything was […]

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's Lewis! Abu Dhabi GP review

After a six year wait, Lewis Hamilton claimed his second world title with victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Magnussen: Early contact damaged car

Kevin Magnussen believes that his chances of securing a good result at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix were hindered by an opening lap clash with Adrian Sutil. Magnussen slipped back at the start and collided with the German exiting the Turn 7 hairpin, causing some damage to the front of his McLaren. "That was a difficult race," he said. "I had quite a bit of contact with Adrian on the first lap – and, after that, the front of the car never felt quite right, […]