Abu Dhabi GP
Nov 1

F1: Grosjean Fastest In 1st Abu Dhabi GP Practice

Romain Grosjean drives during the first practice session at the Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during the first practice session at the Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday.

The Frenchman has finished third in each of his past three races and clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 44.241 seconds in hot temperatures to finish .192 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver and .258 clear of four-time world champion .

Hamilton won in Abu Dhabi two years ago and has taken pole position twice, including at last year’s race.

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Oct 30

Formula 1: 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

Formula 1: 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

Red Bull Racing’s German driver drives at Yas Marina circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The modern Yas Marina circuit welcomes for the 17th round of the 2013 season this weekend.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made its debut in 2009 with its unique 55 lap race. Drivers line up on the grid as the sun sets and take the checkered flag under starry skies. As F1’s only day to night race, floodlights are used to create a seamless transition.

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