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Verstappen needs to lose the raw edges’

Toto Wolff thinks Max Verstappen is a potential World Champion, but needs to lose the “raw edges” first. We witnessed ...
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Ericsson wants credit for Sauber revival

Marcus Ericsson believes he has also played a part in Sauber’s revival this season, not just Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc. Sauber, ...
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Alonso: ‘I quit F1 because it’s a weak show’

Fernando Alonso has reiterated in no uncertain terms why he has decided to quit Formula 1 at the end of ...
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FIA: Wheel rim dispute is ‘settled’

The FIA has closed the book on Mercedes’ wheel rim spacer design with Charlie Whiting saying the “matter is settled.” ...
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Ricciardo hopes ‘bad luck will stay in 2018’

Looking forward to a new challenge in 2019 with Renault, Daniel Ricciardo hopes this year’s bad luck dies out with ...
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Koskas is appointed president of Renault Sport

Renault Sport Racing, the French manufacturer’s racing arm, will have a new president next season as Thierry Koskas steps in ...
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Vettel has unfinished business with Ferrari’

Although Sebastian Vettel appeared to crack under the pressure, Jock Clear insists the Ferrari driver “relishes the pressure” despite losing ...
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Hamilton facing possible Abu Dhabi grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton could start the season finale in Abu Dhabi P11 or worse as his power uint sustained “some level ...
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Sainz: No bad blood with Verstappen

Carlos Sainz has quashed suggestions that he and Max Verstappen “hated each other”, saying it is “certainly not true.” The ...
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Hamilton clears up India comments after backlash

Lewis Hamilton has clarified his comments about India after receiving criticism for calling the country “such a poor place”. Hamilton ...
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Raikkonen: No worries ahead of Sauber return

Kimi Raikkonen may be swapping his race-winning Ferrari for a points-scoring Sauber but the Finn is looking forward to doing ...
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‘Alonso’s struggles show how bad F1 is’

Sergio Perez believes Fernando Alonso’s plight shows “how bad F1 is” given that one of the best drivers in the ...
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 🇦🇪 Yas Marina Circuit – 25th November 2018

 

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Arabic: سباق جائزة أبوظبي الكبرى‎) is a Formula One motor race. It was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on 1 November 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit.

On 25 June 2008 the FIA announced the provisional 2009 Formula One calendar including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 19th and final race of the season on 15 November. On 5 November 2008, however, it was announced that the race would be held as the season finale on 1 November, two weeks before the initially planned date, as the 17th and final race.

The inaugural race was Formula One’s first ever day–night race, starting at 17:00 local time. Floodlights used to illuminate the circuit were switched on from the start of the event to ensure a seamless transition from daylight to darkness. Subsequent Abu Dhabi Grands Prix have also been day–night races.

Formula 1 first came to Abu Dhabi in 2007 in the guise of the first ever Formula One Festival. Announced in January 2007, the event which took place on 3 February 2007 was free, and the largest gathering of current Formula One cars and drivers outside of a Grand Prix. At the festival it was announced that Abu Dhabi had won the rights to host a Grand Prix from 2009 until 2016. Later that year, Etihad Airways negotiated a three-year deal for them to become sponsors of the Grand Prix.

 

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