Nico Rosberg said it only took a few days for him to recover from the disappointment of losing the 2014 World Cup title when he and teammate Lewis Hamilton battled until the final race in Abu Dhabi. The German quickly began to focus on the new season, where he hopes to unfold in his favor. He told Sky Sports: "For me, the feelings of success or failure subside pretty quickly. I need a few days and get over it. In case of defeat, that's good, but when it comes to success, I'd like to enjoy that moment longer. I am definitely ready to fight again, the break has been going on for a very long time, the biggest challenge for the new season will be to show my best performance and better than ever, and the second challenge will be to beat Hamilton first and then other teams I don't know
START TYPE: Ross, Ham, Bt, Mas, Ric, Vet, Kvy, But, Rai, Alo, Mag, Ver, Per, Hul, Sut, Hut, Mal, Kob, Ste, Gro. 15:00 End of Q3. Order - Ros, Ham, Bt, Mas, Ric, Vet, Kvy, But, Rai, Alo. 14:57 Ham takes the second attempt. The other racers are already on the track. 14:52 After the first attempts, the order is as follows - Ros, Ham, Mas, Bot, Ric, Vet, But, Alo, Kvy and Rai without time. 14:51 Only Rai is still in the garage. 14:50 Ross is on the track in front of Ham. 14:48 The last twelve minutes of the last qualifiers of this year are starting. 14:40 End of Q2. Order - Ham, Mas, Bot, Ros, Ric, But, Alo, Kvy, Vet, Rai; out of ten - Mag, Ver, Per, Hul, Sut. 14:38 Now the racers are taking another attempt. Mercedes is still waiting. 14:37 Everyone except Hul, Mag and But are in the garage. 14:36 But they called to the pits,
In the second free practice before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was again first, but this time only eight hundredths ahead of Nico Rosberg. The latter has hope for Sunday that one of the Williams will urinate between the two Mercedes, and today Kevin Magnussen finished third with McLarn, who also greatly reduced the time lag behind the leaders compared to Fernando Alonso's morning third time.
Lewis Hamilton got off to a best start to the racing weekend in Abu Dhabi as he swung to the top of the time table in his first free practice. He left runner-up Nico Rosberg, who set the second time, a good two-tenths behind. Fernando Alonso was third in one of the last runs with Ferrari, but he was more than a second behind. The top five was completed by Red Bull racers Sebastian Vettel ahead of Daniel Ricciard.
Marussie president and sporting director Graeme Lowdon continues to stress that Marussie should not be eliminated from the starting lineup for the 2015 season as they are struggling to be able to perform even though we will not see them in Abu Dhabi. The team was supposed to put in a tremendous amount of effort to travel to the final race, but plans collapsed at the last minute. Lowdon finds it important to continue working on the program for next year to be prepared if they manage to solve their problems. "We came very, very close to find a solution. As a racing team, we always want to race, that was also our goal for Abu Dhabi. We have different plans, but the most important is to be among the Formula 1 teams next year. That's why we need to have a race car ready, as this is of interest to potential investors, they need to know that they can
Will Stevens, Marussia’s previous reserve racer, will be racing for the first time in a Formula One race on Sunday, as Caterham has confirmed him as the second racer at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he will race alongside Kamui Kobayashi. The 1-year-old Briton spent the current season in Formula Renault 3,5. He finished the race in sixth place and twice stood on the top step of the podium for the winners. Before joining Marussi in October, he was part of Caterham’s program of young racers. He has also tested with the latter, in 2013 and this year in Silverstone. The last step to really be able to perform in Abu Dhabi was to get a great license, which Stevens wasn’t worried about. According to him, the more than five hundred kilometers they accumulated for the off-season this year was probably enough
McLaren is postponing the decision on the racing lineup for the 2015 season. According to the latest post on Twitter, it will not be decided until December, although there was a preliminary plan to announce the racer to the public as part of the race in Abu Dhabi. By doing so, they want to prevent the team from diverting attention from the priority goal - racing. Fans are increasingly impatient with the wait, most notably over the question of who will be racing alongside Fernando Alonso, who is likely to join the Woking team. The second racer is expected to be chosen between the current ones - Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen. As an argument for procrastination, McLaren states that the selection of a racing team is undoubtedly an important process and therefore requires careful and lengthy analysis. Otherwise, the team will compete with Honda’s powertrain next year
Caterham, after not seeing him perform in the past two races in the US and Brazil, has confirmed for the last race of the season, which will be this weekend in Abu Dhabi, that Kamui Kobayashi will be racing for them. The second driver during the season, Marcus Ericsson, separated from them after signing a contract with Sauber, so they will choose his replacement by the end of the week. The place will possibly belong to Robert Merhi, who competed in a few trainings this year. Kobayashi is happy to be able to perform with a team whose members have not had an easy time over the past few weeks. He also thanks the fans for their support and participation in the crowdfunding. He points out that Caterham members are used to hard work and never give up, so they deserve to be part of the Formula 1 circus. Now is the time to show what you are.