Going to the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX every year is a must! But before the car racing that takes place in November, from the 23rd to the 25th, I like to enjoy the DUBAI AUTODROME with my daughter and my son-in-law (of course, we use the autodrome in times designated for beginners only): the Kartdrome … it’s fun!
My Favorite to WIN this year: Max Verstappen driving during the 2017 Abu Dhabi
Now, seriously, I hope this year’s Formula One gets better than last years. Gotta admit that it was a boring experience. I like adrenaline and spice in car racing. 2017 brought fans such high points as 35 spot grid penalties for teams that were forced to change an engine or transmission before the FIA, in its infinite wisdom, thought appropriate. The FIA has this absurd notion that fans care a flying fig leaf about durability of powertrain components. Note to Jean Todt, the taciturn head of the organization — they don’t.
This year’s preliminary schedule features 21 races — the most ever — but the teams will be forced to complete the expanded format with one less engine. Beginning in 2018, they were allowed to use only three engines for the entire season. Last year’s (2017) driving champion, Lewis Hamilton, frets that this year’s car will be like driving a bus because the drivers will be forced to conserve the equipment instead of battling each other on track.
If you missed this year’s great Abu Dhabi 2018 car racing, you can still prepare now for next year’s: