New pictures of the Abu Dhabi F1 track


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.

Goodbye to… KERS

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.

Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)

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 […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV Times (Updated)

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 […]

Video shows what South Korea’s F1 track will look like in 2010

Here’s a video 3D rendering of South Korea’s new F1 track which will be on the F1 calendar in 2010. I hadn’t seen it before but it looks like it was posted on Youtube a few weeks ago.

Goodbye to?σΤιΌ?ͺ refuelling

It’s the last race of the season so we’ll be saying our farewells this weekend – some of the fondly, others not so much. One goodbye likely to divide reaction among fans is the long-awaited banning of refuelling. When we witness our final refuelling pit stop this weekend will we have lost something special from […]

Brazilian Grand Prix technical review

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the differing approaches of Brawn and Red Bull this year, which teams had special parts at Brazil, and what to expect at Abu Dhabi. Although Brawn won the championships at a canter Red Bull were the better team over much of the season but made […]

Of course the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is sold out, they’ve only got 50,000 seats

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 […]

Ecclestone still wants Australian night race

Bernie Ecclestone got the Australian Grand Prix promoters to run their Grand Prix as a ‘twilight race’ this year to suit European television audiences better. But he’s still pushing for the event to be turned into a night race like the Singapore Grand Prix. He told the Herald Sun: The later we can get the […]

Briatore sells $25m New York apartment

As Flavio Briatore faces exclusion from Formula 1 (pending the outcome of his case against the FIA next month) and possible ousting from Queens’ Park Rangers football club, it’s no surprise he’s in a hurry to downsize his property portfolio. He had this New York apartment on the market for $38m previously, but has now […]

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