Abu Dhabi GP
Nov 4

F1: Abu Dhabi GP At Yas Marina Circuit Photo Gallery

Located in the United Arab Emirates, The Yas Marina Circuit has been hosting Formula 1 since their inaugural event in 2009. The course quickly became known for producing excitement and this year’s 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was no different. Along with the racing, Yas Marina is also known for its beauty both in terms of the course and for the designed environment surrounding the track.

Enjoy some of the stunning images that come from this truly unique Formula 1 venue!

Nov 4

F1: Frustrated Massa Believes Ferrari Made Mistake With Tire Strategy

F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Practice

Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa was left frustrated at the end of the Abu Dhabi GP after Ferrari put him onto medium rather than soft tires, costing him pace and the chance to beat teammate Fernando Alonso.

Massa had run 18 laps from the start on soft tires, and Ferrari made the call to put him on mediums for the final stint despite the fact that there were only 17 laps left to run, the car was lighter, and the temperature had dropped dramatically. Massa eventually finished eighth while Alonso, who stopped 11 laps from home for softs, finished fifth.

Nov 3

F1: Seven In A Row, But Vettel Plays Down The Numbers

Sebastian Vettel drives at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel lodged another personal landmark with his seventh consecutive win in Abu Dhabi, but as usual, the 2013 World Champion was keen to take the focus off the statistics.

He also pointed out that it wasn’t as routine as it might have looked from the outside.

“The thing is that what people see is seven races,” he said. “People don’t see the challenge it takes every single race to nail it. It’s been exceptional. The fact that we got everything right – smooth pit stops, reliability – all these things need to come together. The numbers are not that important to me, but equally they make me very, very proud.”

Nov 3

F1: Start Didn’t Cost Me The Win, Says Webber

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber said his bad start in Abu Dhabi did not cost him victory – because Sebastian Vettel was simply too fast to beat.

Webber got away badly and dropped to third behind Vettel and Nico Rosberg, although he eventually got ahead of the Mercedes driver to claim second place.

Nov 3

F1: Alonso Goes For Hospital Checkup After Curb Hit In Abu Dhabi

Fernando Alonso talks with his team prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso talks with his team prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso has gone for a hospital checkup after bouncing over the curbs while battling with Jean-Eric Vergne in Abu Dhabi.

The jolt was hard enough to set off the FIA-mandated g-force alarm, which means a compulsory medical checkup for the driver.

Alonso admitted afterwards that he felt some back pain, and after a check at the circuit medical center, he went for further investigations at the local hospital.