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Abu Dhabi 2011 - Free Practice // The rather tame Yas Marina circuit hosts the first three sessions

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Bruno and Romain get some sun in Abu Dhabi
Bruno and Romain get some sun in Abu DhabiCredit: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic

Sebastian Vettel has dominated this season, and has won both the races at Yas Marina as well. If we're looking for a couple of exciting weekends to finish this 2011 year off nicely, I'm not 100% sure that Abu Dhabi is going to deliver. However, I've been proven wrong before, and there's potential, at least.

We've got Double DRS and new tyres this year, with Pirelli bringing the soft and medium compounds. We know they got the compound choices wrong in India, but there's a little more data available for Yas, and so things should be a little better.

Robert Wickens and Jean-Éric Vergne both get a chance behind the wheel, for Virgin Racing and Toro Rosso respectively. All drivers will no doubt want to put in a good performance so they aren't shown up by the young drivers who will take to the cars after the race.

Weather forecasts

clear

Yas Marina Circuit, Friday

27℃

  • Low 16℃
  • Humidity 39%

Sunny days

clear

Yas Marina Circuit, Saturday

27℃

  • Low 17℃
  • Humidity 39%

Sunny days

Schedule

SessionTime (GMT)2010 ResultTime
Free Practice 19amSebastian Vettel1:42.760
Free Practice 21pmLewis Hamilton1:40.888
Free Practice 310amSebastian Vettel1:40.696

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Sebastian Vettel has dominated this season, and has won both the races at Yas Marina as well. If we're looking for a couple of exciting weekends to finish this 2011 year off nicely, I'm not 100% sure that Abu Dhabi is going to deliver. However, I've been proven wrong before, and there's potential, at least.
Charles Coates/LAT Photographic

Event start

09:00GMT +00:00

11 November 2011