Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
|Yas Marina Circuit|
|Circuit length||5.554 km (3.451 mi)|
|Race length||305.470 km (189.810 mi)|
|Number of times held||2|
|Most wins (drivers)||Sebastian Vettel (1)|
|Most wins (constructors)||Red Bull (1)|
|Last race (2010):|
|Pole position|| Sebastian Vettel
|Podium||1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Jenson Button
|Fastest lap|| Lewis Hamilton
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on November 1 2009. It was held at the Yas Marina Circuit. Hermann Tilke designed the circuit.
The race was Formula One's first ever day-night race, starting at 5:00 pm local time. The floodlights used to light the circuit were turned on for the start of the race. This was to ensure even lighting during the transition from daylight to darkness.
Circuit[change | edit source]
The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island. Yas Island is a 2,550 hectares (25.5 km2) island on the east coast of Abu Dhabi. The 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first major event to take place on the circuit.
Sponsors[change | edit source]
Etihad Airways 2009-
Winners of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix[change | edit source]
|2009||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Yas Marina|
|2010||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Yas Marina|
References[change | edit source]
- "Yas Marina Circuit construction progressing". gulfnews.com. 2009-10-29. http://www.gulfnews.com/Sport/Motor_Racing/10244440.html. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- "Abu Dhabi confirms 5pm race start". autosport.com. 2009-10-29. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78061. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". Yas Marina Circuit. http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/content/41/abu-dhabi-grand-prix.html. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
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