2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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The race weekend
2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview – Will Abu Dhabi finally give us a race worth watching?
2011 F1 championship points – Full drivers and teams points standings heading into this weekend’s race.
The following changes to the usual driver line-up will be made for first practice only:
Jean-Eric Vergne will drive Sebastien Buemi’s car at Toro Rosso.
Robert Wickens will drive Jerome D’Ambrosio’s car at Virgin.
Romain Grosjean will drive Bruno Senna’s car at Renault.
Nico Hulkenberg, Karun Chandhok and Narain Karthikeyan – who have all driven in previous practice sessions this year – will not be driving this weekend.
Pirelli will bring the medium (white colouring) and soft (yellow) tyres for this weekend’s race.
Derek Warwick is the driver’s advisor to the stewards for this weekend’s race.
He joins Venezuelan automobile club president Vincenzo Spano and Auto Sport Suisse president Paul Gutjahr on the stewards’ panel.
The Yas Marina circuit is holding the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the third time, and for the first time it is not the final race of the season.
The track passes underneath a hotel and over a pit lane exit. But novelties aside the track is flat and featureless with few high-speed corners.
Despite its wide, long straights the venue has proved very difficult to overtake on – Fernando Alonso famously spent most of last year’s race stuck behind Vitaly Petrov’s Renault.
Yas Marina circuit information – all the track data.
Double DRS zones again in Abu Dhabi – Two DRS zones may help overtaking this year.
The weather tends to be stable in this region and three hot, dry days are expected:
2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weather forecast – Typically hot weather expected in Abu Dhabi
Following the race live
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Join us for every lap of the race, qualifying and practice at these times:
Friday 11th November 2011
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 13:00-14:30 (UK time: 9:00-10:30)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 17:00-18:30 (UK time: 13:00-14:30)
Saturday 12th November 2011
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 14:00-15:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying: 17:00 (UK time: 13:00)
Sunday 13th November 2011
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 17:00 (UK time: 13:00)
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2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix highlights
Sebastian Vettel went into the final race of 2010 in third place and came out as champion.
Team mate Mark Webber, who was also in contention for the championship, struggled all weekend. As Alonso pitted to keep Webber behind him, he dropped too far behind Vettel, who claimed a surprise championship victory.
Vettel has won both the previous races at this circuit.
2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review – Vettel grabs title as Alonso and Webber falter
How Alonso lost the championship in Abu Dhabi – The strategic mistake that left Alonso vulnerable
Alonso’s role in Ferrari strategy revealed in pit messages – Alonso urged Ferrari to react to Webber’s moves
Previous Abu Dhabi Grands Prix
2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Vettel leads Red Bull one-two in finale
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2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- Hamilton voted Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend
- Rate the race result: 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
- Pirelli say tyre failure did not cause Vettel retirement
- Vote for your Abu Dhabi GP driver of the weekend
- McLaren: Relief for Hamilton after return to winning ways
- Ferrari: Slow pit stop costs Alonso shot at victory
- Red Bull: Mystery puncture halts the Vettel steamroller
- Mercedes: Rosberg comes out ahead after first-lap scrap
- Force India: Team tightens grasp on sixth in championship
- Sauber: Kobayashi ends seven-race drought
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