Ferrari out to end Abu Dhabi curse
Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina track has been a very unhappy place for Ferrari in the venue's two grands prix so far. Michele Merlino investigates this and all the other major pre-race stats
While Sebastian Vettel stands on the brink of drawing level with some more season records in Abu Dhabi this weekend, the man who led the points coming into this event last year - Fernando Alonso - will be keen to create some new and brighter memories of Yas Marina for himself and his Ferrari team.
Beating the rapid Red Bulls to victory in the 2010 Abu Dhabi race was always going to be a tall order for Alonso, but he hoped that he could still do enough to claim the drivers' crown nevertheless. Those hopes were dashed when the strategies played out in a manner that left the Ferrari trapped behind Vitaly Petrov's Renault in seventh, while Vettel romped to the crown.
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