Formula One driver gears up for GP with dune-bashing

Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber takes on the Abu Dhabi desert before Yas Marina race
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Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber took to Abu Dhabi sand dunes this week in a bid to relax and make the most of the UAE desert prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 13. (Getty Images)
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The Red Bull racer took part in all the traditional activities from camel riding to Dune bashing, as well as just looking out across the desert plains. (Getty Images)
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In Abu Dhabi, Webber is hoping for a better result than his previous races, where team mate Germany’s Sebastian Vettel has managed to steal the limelight. (Getty Images)
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Currently ranked fourth with 221 points, Webber still has the chance to come second if he ups his game in the UAE capital and Sao Paulo – where the final two races of the season will be held. (Getty Images)
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Webber says he is not filled with great memories when he comes to the Yas Marina circuit, a place where he has blown his chances for a world title more than once. (Getty Images)
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However, the 35 year-old star, who scored 10 podiums in 2010, seems optimistic to give it his best try this time round – starting with some fun-filled times off the racetrack. (Getty Images)
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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this year will be the 18th and penultimate race of the 2011 Formula One season. The last race of the season will be the Brazilian Grand Prix on 27 November. (AFP/Getty Images)