General Travel News

Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

A new name went into the Yas Marina record books when Lewis Hamilton won the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for McLaren Mercedes.

In a sensational start to the 55-lap race Sebastian Vettel, whose Red Bull Renault started from pole position, spun off on the second corner with a deflating right rear tyre.

Although the World Champion limped back to pit lane the team could not repair the damage to his wheel and he was out of a race for the first time in 2011.

Hamilton streaked into the lead with a fast-starting Fernando Alonso's Ferrari behind him, relinquished it for one lap at the first round of pit stops but was then never headed en route to his third win of the season and the 17th of his F1 career.

"One of my best races - I said that to myself as I slowed down," said the 26-year-old Englishman. "I'm ecstatic, very happy to be back up here. I can get on my flight tonight and smile!"

Alonso came home second for Ferrari's first podium finish in Abu Dhabi while Jenson Button was third - for the third time here - for McLaren.

Mark Webber's hopes of securing a top result in Vettel's absence disappeared when the team fumbled the Australian's first pit stop, leaving him stationary for almost 10 seconds and effectively out of the running.

Switching to a three-stop strategy, Webber pitted with one lap left but still stayed comfortably ahead of Felipe Massa's Ferrari. The Brazilian now has only one race, his home Grand Prix in two weeks, to avoid being the first Ferrari driver for 20 years to go through a whole season without getting on to the podium.

With Mercedes and Sahara Force India filling the spots from sixth to ninth, Kamui Kobayashi's 10th-place finish for Sauber edged the Swiss team ahead of Toro Rosso again in the fight for seventh place in the Constructors' Championship.

There were 20 classified finishers, with Virgin's Jérôme D'Ambrosio, Toro Rosso's Sébastien Buemi and Daniel Ricciardo of HRT the other men not to make the chequered flag.

More General Travel News
Mauritius welcomes back tourists after lifting restrictions
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slov...
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai...
flydubai celebrates ten years of flying ...
Featured Sights To See
The majestic Teatro Colòn

The majestic Teatro Colòn

Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the San Nicholás barrio stands the majestic Teatro Colòn, the opera house. It is a beautiful building and if you get the chance to see a performance, go for it by all means! The Renaissance-style building, designed by Italian architect Francisco Tamburri, has seen dancers like Vaslov Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova grace the stage. Bernstein, Strauss and Stravinsky have conducted here and Melba, Caru...

Boramae Park

Boramae Park

Seoul, South Korea

Once the site of the Korean Air Force Academy, it symbolizes the Air Force. The word Boramae means Hawk. The park is spread out on 360,000 square meters and has sports facilities as well as a small zoo. It also has a huge pond that spreads out to 9000 square meters and has well planned walking paths. The pond is surrounded by willow trees and benches and is very popular, especially during summer a...

Christiania

Christiania

Copenhagen, Denmark

Christiania is a small town in Copenhagen which was founded in 1971 by a bunch of hippies who took control of the area which was previously abandoned by the military. This small town is popular for its artistic sculptures, monuments and paintings. The best thing about this town is that tourists can enter free of cost. Address: 43 Bådsmandsstræde 1407 Copenhagen K Directions: Bus 66 to Pri...

Parc LaFontaine

Parc LaFontaine

Montreal, Canada

Located a few kilometers north of Mount Royal and stretching over 36 hectares, this park contains beautiful artificial lakes connected by waterfalls, decorative fountains, large playing fields, swimming pools, bike trails, an ice skating area in winters, and the newest addition, an open-air theatre. This is a good place to hit on your last day in the city, if you want to relax and collect everlast...