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Podium for SA teen in Yas Marina debut

2014-12-22 09:22

South African teenager Liam Venter, 19, took a sensational podium finish last weekend on his sports-car debut in the 2014 Gulf 12 Hours.

Benvenuto! Vettel to take Italian lessons

2014-11-28 08:25

Sebastian Vettel is preparing for life at Ferrari's Maranello HQ - he's brushing up on his Italian in preparation for his switch from Red Bull to Ferrari in 2015.

First McLaren Honda engine test flops

2014-11-26 10:18

Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as an engine supplier but customer McLaren's first test day at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi didn't even make one timed lap.

Hamilton leaves the partying for later

2014-11-24 14:38

Previous multi-championship Formula 1 drivers - think Graham Hill, James Hunt - might have done it differently, says ALAN BALDWIN, but the latest one had a quiet night...

Ferrari boss Mattiacci to get the chop?

2014-11-24 09:53

Ferrari's current team boss was appointed on April 1 2014 but has lost his job after only seven months. Was his role really just a delayed April Fool joke after all?

Hamilton hails 'greatest day of my life'

2014-11-24 08:27

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has declared November 23 2014 "the greatest day of my life" after ending a thrilling season with a win at Yas Marina and a second F1 Drivers' title.

Mercedes: Rosberg will bounce back

2014-11-23 21:51

Mercedes Formula 1 team chief Toto Wolff forecasts that Nico Rosberg will bounce back stronger in 2015 from his 'desert duel' defeat by Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's title-showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi: How the race was won

2014-11-23 16:44

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton gave his all on Sunday to take home his second Formula 1 Driver's trophy after leadijng the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the start.

Bernie to start over with 'money talks'

2014-11-23 12:40

Formula 1's smaller teams felt at least a penny had dropped on Saturday after meeting the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone and rights holders CVC to discuss demands for more money.

Button uncertain: Career sewn up at Yas?

2014-11-23 08:19

Will the 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP be Jenson Button's last with McLaren? He hopes not and it's playing on his mind as he prepares for this the season's final race of the season.

Nico needs Williams to pick up speed

2014-11-22 14:40

Nico Rosberg looked to Williams for a helping hand in the Formula 1 title battle against Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton ready to 'stand and deliver'

2014-11-22 12:28

Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere for the most important weekend of his life but he has the words of Martin Luther King very much in mind.

Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty

2014-11-22 10:03

Lotus Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi F1 GP after collecting a 20-place grid penalty.

Abu Dhabi: Lewis fastest in 1st practice

2014-11-21 14:01

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has set the pace with the fastest time in Friday's first practice for Formula 1's Abu Dhabi title decider.

Kimi sees F1 fun times ahead with Seb

2014-11-21 08:01

Ferrari's soon-to-be-former team mates Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were said to be a 'fire-and-ice' duo; now 'the Iceman' sees only fun ahead with Sebastian Vettel.

Yas? No! for Marussia's bid to return

2014-11-20 08:26

There'll only be 10 teams on the Formula 1 grid in Sunday's grand finale as Marussia has failed to make it to Abu Dhabi.

Top journo slams F1 pay-drivers' pace

2014-11-19 10:26

A British Formula 1 newspaper correspondent has dealt a heavy blow to some of the sport's 'pay-drivers'. Is he being too harsh, or just saying it like it is?

Caterham ready to race in Abu Dhabi

2014-11-19 09:30

Despite the cash-strapped crisis and the team reportedly being laid off, Caterham has made it to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the season.

Abu Dhabi: All the points permutations

2014-11-18 09:31

The 2014 F1 title will be decided at the Abu Dhabi GP finale. With double points on offer for the first time in F1, what does this mean for Mercedes' dominant Hamilton and Rosberg?

Merc braced for F1 title showdown

2014-11-11 09:25

Will the 2014 F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi prove to be the biggest challenge yet for dominant Mercedes? Team boss Toto Wolff speaks on overcoming technical woes...

Abu Dhabi firm: Star Wars shoot has begun

2014-05-22 22:00

The United Arab Emirates is finally acknowledging it is standing in for George Lucas' galaxy far, far away.

 

'No panic' after Honda F1 test disaster

2014-11-28 08:25

'We need to find out in detail what went wrong,' says Honda's F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai as the team reels from a disastrous test debut in Abu Dhabi.

Todt to fight for cheaper F1 engines

2014-11-26 08:42

'I'm going to fight about the price of the engines.' International Automobile Federation president Jean Todt is blunt about getting agreement to help struggling F1 teams.

Williams saves the best for last

2014-11-24 09:53

The Williams F1 team proved it's back by saving the best to last on Sunday with two drivers on the podium and a points bonanza in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.

Wolff: New deal with Lewis on the cards

2014-11-24 09:53

Lewis Hamilton can bet his seat is secure with Mercedes beyond 2015 after winning a second Drivers' title along with the 2014 Abu Dhabi GP on Sunday.

Hamilton family spring surprise on champ

2014-11-23 22:24

Lewis Hamilton had assured everybody in his family would not be with him on the biggest weekend of his Formula 1 career - but they thought otherwise.

Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

2014-11-23 17:46

Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula 1 champions on Sunday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.

Alonso hits back at Ferrari's Mattiacci

2014-11-23 13:58

Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci for saying Sebastian Vettel would "bring the utmost motivation and commitment" to the when he replaces the Alonso..

Vettel's Ferrari test still a 'no-go'

2014-11-23 11:18

Frustrated departing Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has hit out at the team for blocking him from making his test debut for Ferrari just days after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

Nico edges out Lewis for Yas pole

2014-11-22 16:53

Nico Rosberg survived intense pressure and nervous errors to claim a vital pole for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi F1 GP, edging out his Mercedes team mate and arch-rival Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg turns the tables on Hamilton

2014-11-22 14:00

Formula 1 championship rival Nico Rosberg has turned the tables on his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with the fastest lap in Saturday's final practice for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but the satisfaction was limited.

Mercedes reject Vettel's 'boring' quip

2014-11-22 10:41

Mercedes has hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula 1 season boring with their success.

Abu Dhabi 2014: Lewis tops 2nd practice

2014-11-21 18:08

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton is determined to take the 2014 title as he claimed an advantage over team mate Nico Rosberg with the fastest time during second practice for the Abu Dhabi GP.

Rosberg: A prince born to be F1 king

2014-11-21 08:01

Nico Rosberg has a racing heritage, one he undoubtedly means to inherit this weekend at the 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Only Lewis Hamilton is in the way.

Official! Alonso out, Seb in at Ferrari

2014-11-20 13:31

Ferrari has announced - at last - that quadruple Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari in 2015. He's signed a three-year deal.

McLaren delays driver news to December

2014-11-19 12:11

The long wait... McLaren has delayed the announcement of its drivers for 2015 until December - putting a halt to the train of expected announcements from other teams.

Horner: 'Renault 56kW down on Merc'

2014-11-19 09:30

It's no secret that team Mercedes has a had a huge power advantage during the 2014 Formula 1 season, but Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed the figure to be an alarming 56kW.

F1's top title showdowns since 1950

2014-11-18 09:31

Sunday's Abu Dhabi 2014 F1 GP season finale will be unique in many ways. ALAN BALDWIN recalls the Top 10 of 27 last-race showdowns since Formula 1 started in 1950.

'Abu Double': Last roll of dice for some

2014-11-18 09:31

Mercedes has already claimed both 2014 F1 titles but how will rival teams fair at the Abu Dhabi finale? For some, such as Caterham, it might be a last hurrah in Forrmula 1!

Lufthansa to drop services to Abu Dhabi

2014-10-16 13:30

Lufthansa has announced that it will pull the plug on its once-daily flights between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi due to competition from its Gulf rival Etihad.

Boeing biofuel from desert plants

2014-01-22 22:21

Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East will start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater.

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