PREVIEW – Amazing Abu Dhabi

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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)
Laps 55
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


Event timetable

  Local GMT
P1 1300-1430 0900-1030
P2 1700-1830 1300-1430
P3 1400-1500 1000-1100
Qualifying  1700-1800 1300-1400
Race 1700-1900 1300-1500


2014 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
01:43.476 01:42.113 01:41.424 01:41.207 01:40.920 01:40.480 01:39:02.619 01:44.496



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.


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