Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Have all the important information for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme.
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Klien keeps HRT seat for Abu Dhabi – No change in the driver line-up for the last race of the year, although Fairuz Fauzy will drive for Lotus in first practice in place of Heikki Kovalainen
Championship Calculator – Keep on top of how the race will decide the championship using the championship calculator.
Former F1 driver Emanuele Pirro is the drivers’ advisor to the stewards this weekend.
He joins Nicolas Deschaux (FIA World Motor Sport Council member and President of the Féderation Française du Sport Automobile) and Lars Österlind (Honourary President of the Swedish Automobile Sport Federation and FIA World Motor Sport Council member) plus a local representative.
Used for the first time last year, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi is the ultimate hyper-modern racing track built for a no-expense-spared price.
A massive hotel complex overlaps part of the circuit and is illuminated during the race. The pit lane exit goes under a tunnel beneath the track.
The race begins in the early evening and as night falls during the 55-lap race the floodlights come on.
For all the glitz, the circuit is not the most exciting on the calendar, although its two long straights give ample opportunity for overtaking.
The only change to the track ahead of thus year’s race is an extension of the run-off area at turn eight and the addition of more impact-absorbing TecPro barriers. Sebastien Buemi’s cousin Natacha Gachnang crashed heavily there during a GT1 World Championship race earlier this year, breaking her right leg.
Sebastian Vettel’s video guide to the track is above, see below for Mark Webber’s.
Read more: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – circuit information
No surprises here – expect a dry weekend plus the usual sunset.
Read more: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weather forecast
Following the race live
We’ll be commenting live on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:
Friday 12th November 2010
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 13:00 – 14:30 (09:00 – 10:30)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 17:00 – 18:30 (13:00 – 14:30)
Saturday 13th November 2010
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 14:00 – 15:00 (10:00 – 11:00)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying – 17:00 (13:00)
Sunday 14th November 2010
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 17:00 (13:00)
More session times and live blog details here: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV times
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2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix highlights
Lewis Hamilton scorched to pole position on Saturday but quickly hit trouble on race day, retiring from the lead.
That left Sebastian Vettel to claim victory while Mark Webber fought a rearguard action to keep Jenson Button at bay in the closing laps.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying – Untouchable Hamilton claims Abu Dhabi pole
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report – Vettel leads a Red Bull one-two in finale
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