The architects who redesigned Silverstone show how a revised Yas Marina track could look.
Adrian Sutil has given a frank assessment of the newest track on the F1 calendar, telling the Times of India the circuit was safe but “boring”: Abu Dhabi was one of the most perfect circuits I have driven on, and the most boring as well.It was just straight and really, really boring. But I probably … Continue reading Adrian Sutil says F1 is losing its thrill because the tracks are “too safe”
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.
Yesterday the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers put out a press release patting themselves on the back for selling out their first Grand Prix. Several other F1 sites obligingly regurgitated it for them. Although it’s nice to hear the phrases “F1 race” and “sold out” together for once, I think a little more attention should … Continue reading Of course the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is sold out, they’ve only got 50,000 seats
A lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track, which will host the final race of the F1 season this year, is shown for the first time in this on-board video.
The FIA has given its official seal of approval to the Yas Island circuit which will host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final F1 race of the year. These first pictures of the completed circuit show some of its unusual details – including the hotel which bridges across the track at one point.
Here’s a new video preview of the Yas Island circuit which will host this year’s F1 season finale.
Here is a new video lap of the track which will host the 2009 F1 season finale. It was created using the latest rFactor simulation of the Yas Island Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi – check the link below to download the track and play it yourself.
F1 may finally be broadcast in true HD for the first time ever later this year. Discussions are under way about broadcasting the 2009 F1 season finale – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – in high definition.
The F1 drivers have collectively voiced their unhappiness about late race start times. A GPDA representative confirmed to Autosport the Malaysian Grand Prix might have been re-started had it not been started so late: It wasn’t the rain that was the problem in Malaysia, because it can rain just as heavily at 2pm as it … Continue reading Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
During the Chinese Grand prix weekend F1 teams were shown pictures of the new venue that will host the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the Yas Island Marina circuit. It will hold the final round of the 2009 F1 season. Here are 33 high-resolution pictures showing the track design, layout, construction work and … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix launch pictures
This will be the fourth season that the F1 season has ended in Interlagos – and may be the last time it does so for the foreseeable future. In 2009 the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the new Yas Island circuit will round off the season. Whether by fair means or foul, it has landed … Continue reading The last F1 season finale at Interlagos
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?σΤιΌΤδσs not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
The first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held in 2009 as the last race of the season. But what has become of the plans for the Yas Island circuit to be a hybrid street and permanent track? And how has it suddenly landed the most coveted slot on the calendar?
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
Update: the official 2009 F1 calendar has now been published. Brazil’s Grand Prix circuit Interlagos may have had its contract extended to 2015, but next year it will lose the role of season finale it has held (with one exception) since 2004. From 2009 F1’s last race will be at the new venue of Yas … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar will end in Abu Dhabi