On the Way to F1 Abu Dhabi GP: race schedule
Ferrari: Camilleri resigns with immediate effect, John Elkann interim
The news comes on the eve of the last World Cup grand prix in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari CEO and Board member Louis Camilleri leaves Cavallino with immediate effect: resignations resigned for “personal reasons”.
“Ferrari was part of my life and serving her as CEO was a great privilege. My admiration for the extraordinary men and women of Maranello, for the passion and dedication they put into everything they do is limitless. I am proud of the company’s many achievements since 2018 and know that Ferrari’s best years are yet to come.”
John Elkann will replace him on an interim basis. The President of Ferrari commented on Camilleri’s resignation as follows:
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to Louis for his unconditional dedication to the role of our CEO since 2018 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. His passion for Ferrari is boundless and under his leadership the Company has further established itself as one of the largest companies in the world, capitalizing on its truly unique heritage and its continuous pursuit of excellence. We wish him and his family a long and happy retirement period.”
Mattia Binotto leaves Abu Dhabi for health reasons
The last weekend of the year for Scuderia Ferrari does not start in the best way. In what will be Sebastian Vettel’s last race in red, the SF1000 will have to deal with a track that is anything but a friend to its characteristics. To all this is added a new absence of Mattia Binotto. The Team Principal of the Italian team had already skipped some Grand Prix, including that of Vettel’s podium in Turkey, in order to work more closely on the projects of 2021 and, above all, 2022. He was back in the paddock last Sunday for the second Bahrain GP.
Race schedule (UTC+1)
Friday 11th December:
- Free Practise 1 10:00-11:30
- Free Practise 2 14:00-15:30
Saturday 12th December:
- Free Practise 3 11:00-12:00
- Qualifying session 14:00-15:00
Sunday 13th December:
- Race 14:10-16:10
The characteristics of the track – F1 Abu Dhabi GP 2020
Pirelli have chosen the softest three compounds in their range for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the 2020 Formula 1 season.
Formula 1 returns to a familiar setting for the 2020 season finale – Yas Marina Circuit – and Pirelli have announced which tyres they will bring to the race: C3, C4 and C5 compounds.
This is the same allocation as the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Pirelli citing the smooth surface and low tyre wear of the circuit as their reason for picking the softest tyres in the range.
Teams will also test 2021 Pirelli tyres during Friday Free Practice 2 – just one set C4, unlike Bahrain where they tested two sets of C3s. There will be the usual number of compounds available for the weekend: two sets of hards, three sets of mediums and eight sets of softs.
Official: Lewis Hamilton will race in Abu Dhabi: last swab negative
The Mercedes world champion had to give up the appointment on the “Outer” circuit of the Sakhir racetrack due to the coronavirus positivity, found in the days immediately following the first race in Bahrain.
The Briton was more than worthily replaced by fellow countryman George Russell. The 22-year-old “on loan” to Williams managed to prove, after Saturday’s front row, a crystal clear talent even in the race, annihilating the Finn.