The F1 Abu Dhabi has been held nine times so far since its beginning in 2009. It was in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the UAE that the announcement was made about the Abu Dhabi Grand prix.
The Track – Yas Marina Circuit
The Yas Marina Circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke , and is situated on Yas Island. It is second F1 track in the Middle East, after Bahrain. It is the largest permanent sports venue lighting project in the world. The circuit has five grandstand areas and a part of its pit lane exit runs underneath the track.
Bruno Senna was the first driver to complete a test run on this 5.554 km long track that has a total number of 21 turns.
The first ever F1 Abu Dhabi GP held in 2009 was won by the German driver Sebastian Vettel, racing for Red Bull-Renault
Drivers from Abu Dhabi
There are no drivers from Abu Dhabi on this year’s grid.
Most successful drivers
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton continue to fight for the number one spot on the list of the most successful driver at the Yas Marina circuit with both of them having won 3 times.
Latest from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi GP is the spectacle that ends the Formula One season with a dramatic flourish. The Formula One season-concluding race will now be held a week later than its previous date. There are still a few races to go before we make it to the Abu Dhabi GP. A lot of strategizing and planning for the race by various teams will depend largely on how they perform in the upcoming races.