Round nineteen and the final stop of the season take F1 to the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Built in the early 2000’s the circuit it built on an island with other attractions most notably Ferrari World at the Hairpin at turn seven. Since 2009 the race has taken place at sunset.
The circuit starts with a long fast flowing section followed by a long back straight before heading into a street style section around the harbour at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel bridges over the circuit.
Also the event is supported by Yasalam festival with three British bands headlining the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Facts and figures
|Race||طيران الاتحاد سباق جائزة أبوظبي الكبرى
(Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix)
|Venue||Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Circuit Length||5.554 km (3.451 mi)|
|Race Distance||305.470 km (189.810 mi)|
|Lap Record||1:40.279 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, 2009)|
|Most wins drivers||Sebastian Vettel|
|Most wins manufacture||Red Bull Racing|
2014 Race Data
|P1 Fastest||P2 Fastest||P3 Fastest||Q1 Fastest||Q2 Fastest||Q3 Fastest||Race Time||Fastest Lap|
2014 – Lewis Hamilton takes his second world title after team-mate Nico Rosberg encounters technical issues in the closing stages of the race.
2010 – Sebastian Vettel the outsider for the world championship wins a four way title fight between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.