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The track that hosts F1's only twilight race came under criticism last year for being too narrow and not conducive for racing after championship contenders Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber were unable to overtake much slower cars.

circuit news

Hamilton, Button top first practice at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button took the first two places on the time sheets after the first free practice session at the Yas Marina circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2012 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:45:58.667
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 99:36.837
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 93:03.014

F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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