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Formula 1

Jenson Button bows out of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and F1

After 17 seasons, 305 races, 15 wins and a total of 50 podium finishes, Jenson Button retires from F1. It’s a shame how it ended, with suspension failure forcing a premature end to his Grand Prix on lap 12, but ultimately JB’s time was up. Loving this shot of his McLaren MP4-31 and modified helmet at Yas Marina. Continue Reading

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Architecture

Yes, Hermann Tilke also designed Yas Marina F1 circuit

Yas Marina was the second Grand Prix circuit to be completed in the Middle East after Bahrain. Tilke Engineers and Architects are about the only track designers Bernie Ecclestone will trust – and in some ways, you can understand why. Completed in late 2009, the state of the art circuit is a design masterpeice. Continue Reading

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Art + Design, Formula 1

Pirelli present new F1 P Zero range for 2017 season

Along with the the new aerodynamic regulation changes, next year’s cars will lower lap times by around three seconds compared to 2016. The full range of wider 2017 tyres (including new tread patterns that will feature on their intermediate and wet compounds) were unveiled on Thusday in the Yas Marina paddock.

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Photography

Red Bull Racing hit sands ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Red Bull F1 boys get up to all sorts throughout the season, but driving through the sand dunes at sunset looks like one of the most fun yet. Not a bad way to start this weekend’s final Grand Prix at Yas Marina.
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Architecture

Asymptote are the architects behind The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

You won’t be able to miss the distinctive Yas Hotel at this weekend’s F1 World Championship decider in Abu Dhabi – The race track literally passes through the complex under a bridge linking the two towers of the hotel… Continue Reading

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Road Edition

Aston Martin Vulcan unleashed at the Yas Marina circuit

Top Gear Magazine were invited by Aston Martin to test their new track-only car the Vulcan – which is based on their limited edition One-77. It is a race car that generates more kg’s of downforce than it weights, so it could theoretically drive on a ceiling! Continue Reading

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Formula 1

Watch Marc Gene lap Yas Marina in Villeneuve’s 1980 Ferrari 312 T5

Technology is everywhere in modern day Formula 1. Electronics, data, traction control, power steering, KERS, DRS – The list goes on. But do you remember when F1 was just a man fighting with machine? Blackbird Automotive have taken a step back in time with this onboard video of Ferrari test driver Marc Gené on a flying lap at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit in Villeneuve’s 1980 Ferrari 312 T5. Continue Reading

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Road Edition

The new BMW M6 Gran Coupé takes to Yas Marina F1 circuit

Individually the details are impressive, combined they are mind blowing: The BMW M6 Gran Coupé is much more than a perfectly tuned mix of high-performance technologies. It is the embodiment of the experience and craftsmanship of BMW M engineers, with a spirited, majestic character that you really have to experience for yourself. Preferably in one of the five perfectly contoured seats – and, if you wish, surrounded by the finest materials from the BMW Individual Collection.

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Road Edition

Ferrari FXX K continues legacy of their first hybrid LaFerrari

The ferrari ‘FXX K’ supercar will be unveiled during the finali mondiali at the yas marina circuit in abu dhabi, and improves upon the company’s first hybrid, ‘laferrari‘. The maranello, italy-based manufacturer’s new research and development laboratory joins the vehicle with the non-competitive XX program managed by the corse clienti department. Continue Reading

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