Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
(2009–present)
Circuit Yas-Island.svg
Race information
Number of times held11
First held2009
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (5)
Most wins (constructors)Germany Mercedes (6)
Circuit length5.554 km (3.451 mi)
Race length305.355 km (189.739 mi)
Laps55
Last race (2019)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

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]

Winners[change | change source]

Repeat 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

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Teams 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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
7 Germany Mercedes 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
4 France Renault 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

By year[change | change source]

Year Driver Constructor Report
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2011 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2012 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault Report
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2015 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report
2018 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2019 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report

References[change | change source]

  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.