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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)

Romain Grosjean 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 Lewis Hamilton and .258 clear of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

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

Oct 31

Formula 1: Extreme Red Bull F1 Video!

David Coulthard: Red Bull Racing

David Coulthard in the Red Bull Racing RB9 drives atop the Burj Al Arab helipad in the UAE. (Photo: Courtesy of Infiniti-RedBullRacing.com)

To celebrate winning the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti Red Bull Racing ran one of its Formula One cars at one of the most recognized locations on earth.

Perched 210 metres above the sea, on a helipad 24 metres wide, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s 750bhp Formula One car became the first to run on the Burj Al Arab helipad. Usually reserved for on-track use, the car was involved in a spectacular show of burning rubber and tire smoke, against a stunning backdrop of the Arabian Gulf, overlooking scenic views of Dubai’s impressive skyline.

Seconds after completing donuts in the car, David Coulthard stepped out of the cockpit and said: “That was a lot of fun. When Red Bull first suggested the idea to me I said ‘why not?’. I like getting involved with anything that pushes the boundaries and it’s what Red Bull stands for. I think this will produce fantastic, iconic shots in an amazing town and I’m really privileged to be part of it.”

Oct 31

F1: Live Updates! Thursday Abu Dhabi GP On-Site Coverage

Abu Dhabi GP

Drivers participate in the Thursday press conference at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Welcome to FOX Sports’ Live Formula One blog from the Yas Marina circuit! We have all the latest commentary from the Thursday driver press conference prior to Sunday’s Abu Dhabi GP.

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F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Previews

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alonso Still Pushing To The End Of The Season

Fernando Alonso was in a philosophical mood Thursday as he reflected on yet another season without securing a third World Championship.

Alonso stated that he intends to end the year with some good results as he tries to secure second place.