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.
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.
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 … Continue reading Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)
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 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV Times (Updated)
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.
Bridgestone has revealed which tyres the teams will be allowed to use in the final four races of the season. It’s one of those decisions that might not grab headlines, but could have a huge bearing on who wins this year’s titles. The soft and super-soft tyres being brought to the Japanese and Brazilian races … Continue reading Softer tyres to liven up season finale
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.
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
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