Posts Tagged ‘Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

20
Nov
09

A competitive car is all it takes!

Putting all speculations to rest, Kimi Raikkonen has gone on to talk about his 1 year sabbatical from Formula 1 racing. The Fin who was to join the McLaren team breaks the ice saying that he is indeed going on a break for a year.

So does this mean 2011 will see Raikkonen on the track? Apparently it does not. The racer states that unless he is offered to race a competitive car, he will not be returning. When asked why he isn’t working with McLaren, all Kimi had to say was, ‘Unfortunately, certain issues could not be resolved’.

 To many, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could possibly be Kimi’s last Formula 1 race. I guess all that’s left to do is wait for 2011 or better still for a competitive car to hit the tracks.

30
Oct
09

what do they think?

Here’s what some of the racers had to say about the latest track addition of the season.
Jenson Button

Jenson Button

“It’s always fun to try a new race track, particularly one which looks as unique as Yas Marina with the unusual pit-lane exit and the day/night race.” Jenson Button, Brawn GP

Rubens Barichello

Rubens Barichello

“The layout of the circuit seems both fun and challenging and it will be interesting to start the race in daylight and to finish in evening conditions.” Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP 

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

 “It will be a new experience for everyone so it’s important that we maximise all the sessions and learn as much as we can quickly to try and find an advantage. I think the facility looks amazing…” Fernando Alonso, Renault   

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

 “All the signs point to Abu Dhabi being another strong track for us – there are plenty of slow corners leading onto long straights, where KERS will be very advantageous. Seeing as it’s likely to be the last race for KERS, it would be fantastic to send it off with a perfect result.” Lewis Hamilton, McLaren

 

28
Oct
09

Abu Dhabi around the bend!

It is almost time for this season’s finale… and what better way to end it other than on a brand new circuit!

Yas Marina

Yas Marina

With all the hype and excitement about the new track, I’ve decided to put down some facts about the track that I came across.

– It is the first Twilight race.

– The Yas MArina runs in an anti-clockwise direction.

– The lap boasts four main periods of acceleration, the longest equating to 1,173 metres, which is the longest straight of any 2009 Formula One track.

–  The two extra tracks at the Yas Marina can run independently of each other and thus make it possible for the circuit to hold two events simultaneously.

–  All of the grandstands, including the massive hairpin seating area, are covered to protect the estimated 50,000 spectators from the desert sun.

Well… so much for now. I’m sure there is so much more in store at this new race venue.

Yas Marina

Yas Marina - Circuit Map




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