Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Picture gallery: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice picturesPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has begun at the Yas Marina circuit.

Here’s a collection of pictures from today’s practice session at Abu Dhabi.

A few livery changes are visible on the cars including a new sponsor on the nose of the Ferraris (more pictures of that here).

Also the alcohol advertising restrictions in Abu Dhabi mean some teams have had to alter the branding on their cars.

Renault have replaced their ‘Flagman Vodka’ logos with ones for ‘Bank of Moscow’.

And Force India have changed their ‘Kingfisher’ logos to read ‘Fly Kingfisher’. Team owner Vijay Mallya is chairman of both United breweries, which makes Kingfisher beer, and Kingfisher Airlines, and both have similar logos.

McLaren’s Johnnie Walker logos have been replaced with those of its parent company Diageo.

Virgin also have new sponsorship from QNet on their sidepods.

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Images ?? Ferrari spa,, Getty Images/Red Bull, Virgin Racing, Williams/LAT, Renault/LAT, Force India F1 Team, BMW Sauber F1 Team

16 comments on “Picture gallery: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice”

  1. The photo of Nico R about to go into the pit lane tunnel looks computer generated at first glance.

    Some awesome photos…definitely updating the wallpaper.

  2. Abu Dhabi has to be worst case of cash in abundance but no taste or ideas.

    If you’ve got the cash, why build a giant flat parking lot around a hotel and make cars race around some silly blue lines? Why not build a real race track and make the rest of the world look silly?

    It just drives me nuts to see all the cars going wide, cutting corners willy nilly and getting away with it.

  3. This does sound sad, however i am only 15 so that may be why, but i agree, on F1 2010 on Xbox 360 i don’t particulary like Abu Dhabi, maybe because it’s point and squirt and too many chicanes.

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