Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Yas Marina Circuit
• Laps: 55
• Circuit length: 5.554 km
• Race length: 305.355 km
• Lap record (qualifying): 1:34.779 (2019)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
• Lap record (race): 1:39.283 (2019)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

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.[1]

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.[2]

Circuit[change | change 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.[3]

Multiple winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season

Wins Driver Years won
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2009, 2010, 2013

Multiple winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Constructors in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season

Wins Constructor Years won
6 Germany Mercedes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3 Austria Red Bull 2009, 2010, 2013

By year[change | change source]

Year Race title Driver Team Track
2009 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Yas Marina Circuit
2010 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Yas Marina Circuit
2011 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2012 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Yas Marina Circuit
2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Yas Marina Circuit
2014 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Yas Marina Circuit
2015 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Yas Marina Circuit
2016 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Yas Marina Circuit
2017 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Yas Marina Circuit
2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Yas Marina Circuit
2019 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Yas Marina Circuit
  1. "Yas Marina Circuit construction progressing". gulfnews.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  2. "Abu Dhabi confirms 5pm race start". autosport.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  3. "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". Yas Marina Circuit. Retrieved 28 August 2009.