With a spanking new multi-million pound venue and a golden sunset, F1’s photographers have outstripped themselves capturing some truly gorgeous pictures from today’s qualifying session. Here’s the pick of the bunch.
Lewis Hamilton may be carrying a couple of kilos less fuel than his rivals – but will it be enough for them to keep up with him? Here’s the fuel weights for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in full:
Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take pole position by two-thirds of a second. The two Red Bulls will line up behind him but team mate Heikki Kovalainen was left 13th after his McLaren broke down during Q2.
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’40.948 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.615 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.726 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.786 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.892 6. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’41.897 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’41.992 8. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’42.343 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid
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We’ve seen previews and renderings of what Yas Island would look like. But only now that we’ve had our first glimpse of the cars in action on the circuit can we see such what an exceptional venue this is. Added to the impressive architecture was the rare sight of F1 cars in action at sunset … Continue reading F1 cars in action at Abu Dhabi (pictures)
It’s the last race of the season and while the drivers’ and construcotrss titles have been won, we still have the thrilling denouement of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Make your predictions for pole position and the podium below.
Review the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice 2 live blog below.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the career of world champion Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton got a lot of breaks in the minor formulae thanks to two reasons: his speed and his link to McLaren’s Ron Dennis. Now the dream was about to be fulfilled – an F1 drive with McLaren.
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Williams to drive back to Cosworth engines (Gulf News) “Williams boss Sir Frank Williams has sensationally made a double revelation in declaring his Formula One outfit will use British made Cosworth engines next season and that the team will announce its new driver line-up on Monday, a day after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.” Ecclestone: … Continue reading F1 links: Williams to announce Cosworth deal
The 2009 F1 season comes to a close this weekend with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Get ready for the race of the year with the F1 Fanatic unofficial programme.
In his final video retrospective of the season, F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks at the career of outgoing world champion Lewis Hamilton. Although Jenson Button has clinched the title in Brazil, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will technically be Lewis Hamilton’s last race as the reigning world champion. It must feel slightly odd for … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton’s career in video (Part 1)
Wherever Nico Rosberg ends up in 2010, it won’t be with Williams. He confirmed to the press today that he’s leaving the team, which gave him his F1 debut, after four years with them. He starts his 70th Grand Prix for the Grove outfit this weekend. Rosberg has had a strong fourth season with Williams, … Continue reading Rosberg confirms Williams exit in 2010
Good news for Renault fans – the team have announced their first new sponsors since losing ING and Mutua Madrilena after the Singapore scandal. TW Steel logos will feature on the cars at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here’s some renderings of what the R29 will look like this weekend:
We’re only one day away from finally seeing F1 cars in action of Abu Dhabi’s spectacular new track. Here’s some new pictures of the completed Yas Island facility that awaits the teams as F1 arrives for the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ahead of their introduction this year Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems were hyped as F1’s attempt to promote environmentlly-friendly technology in racing cars. But it looks likely that the F1 teams will abandon the technology in 2010. For now at least, it’s goodbye to KERS.
The first race at a new circuit is always something special – which is just as well because F1 is turning up at the last race of the season with both the titles decided. Each new venue the world championship visits has to out-do the last for splendour. As the last newcomer was the spectacular … Continue reading Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)
Update: The BBC have issued revised times for their F1 schedule this weekend. The timings below have been updated. It’s the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend – here’s what times you can watch the action live in Britain. Don’t forget to join us at F1 Fanatic during every session for our live blogs. If … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV Times (Updated)