Abu Dhabi - UAE


Maserati Fourth at the Yas Marina Track

Maserati Fourth at the Yas Marina Track

Bartels/Bertolini obtained fourth place with Vitaphone Racing Team's Maserati MC12 at the conclusion of the first round of the new FIA GT1 World Championship, held in Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi. The reigning champions had been fighting for the podium until the pit stop of the "Championship Race", but then as the race proceeded it was evident how much the Maserati is penalized by the new rules with respect to its rivals.

All the Modenese cars improved their standing today: Vitaphone Racing Team other car, driven by the Bernoldi/Ramos pair, finished sixth but had started out from the back of the starting line due to contact during the Qualifying Race, which forced them to return to and remain in the pit.


16/04/2010 Abu Dhabi

01Zuber / Hennerici1:00:34.886
02Mutsch / Grosjean1:00:37.159
03Bertolini / Bartels1:00:39.194
04Nygaard / Mücke1:01:12.694
05Margaritis / Heger1:01:18.421
06Leinders / Martin1:01:20.494
07Makowiecki / Dumas1:01:29.004
08Piccione / Hirschi1:01:42.041
09Wendlinger / Moser1:01:47.469


17/04/2010 Abu Dhabi

01Grosjean, Romain2:07.376
02Hennerici, Marc2:08.632
03Piccini, Andrea2:07.798
04Bartels, Michael2:09.088
05Daniel, Rafael2:09.419
06Ramos, Miguel2:08.709
07Longin, Bert2:09.217
08Haase, Christopher2:09.733
09Heger, Altfrid2:09.413



Red hot qualifying in Abu Dhabi
The No.1 Maserati was the quickest of the MC12s today.


Interview with Maurizio Leschiutta
Before the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship officially kicks off, we took the chance to get to know Maserati Corse’s technical director, Maurizio Leschiutta. We wanted to find out what his expectations were for the upcoming season, the modifications made to the car and the competition that the MC12 will be up against.


Four Maserati MC12s in the new Fia Gt1 World Championship
The new FIA GT1 World Championship will start off on Saturday 17 April at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi with six brands and twenty-four cars lined up at the starting line.