2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Abu Dhabi is a city on the move. Not content with enjoying one of the world's richest oil reserves, the region has recently thrown itself into a massive programme of development. And one of the jewels in Abu Dhabi's crown is the new 5.55-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit, which on November 1, 2009, hosted the country's inaugural Grand Prix.
It was also the first F1 twighlight race, with powerful lighting ensuring a seamless transition from day to night. Located on the spectacular Yas Island, the track is set to revolutionise the design of future Formula One circuits. Boasting top speeds of 320 km/h and average speeds of 195 km/h, it features nine right turns and 12 left turns and is one of the few venues on the calendar to run in an anti-clockwise direction.
ABU DHABI HILL Some of the best views in motorsport are seen from the Circuit’s most iconic landmark – the Abu Dhabi Hill. Located opposite North Grandstand and adjacent to Main, you are the immediate witness from turn 2 all the way through to turn 6.
SOUTH GRANDSTAND If you love overlappings... Located at a key part of the circuit, the South Grandstand offers some of the most incredible panoramic views. You will be in the center of thrilling action as drivers interweave through the turn 11 chicane, before accelerating out of turn 14 and around the Marina, before disappearing under the illuminated five-star Yas Viceroy Hotel.
WEST GRANDSTAND If you love speed.... In the West Grandstand, you can feel the vibrations of the cars as they speed past on the circuit’ largest straight at 300 km/h, before disappearing around the thrilling turns ahead of the start and finish line.
NORTH GRANDSTAND If you love breakings... Enjoy a unique experience at the North Grandstand with extensive views of the circuit. Feel the adrenaline rush as driver’s brake heavily when encountering the circuits tightest and most exciting hairpin before accelerating into the longest straight in F1® where overtaking opportunities are possible.
MAIN GRANDSTAND If you love thrilling atmospheres.... Positioned with views of the start & finish line, between Team garages and Pit Lane activity, the Main Grandstand guarantees seats in the heart of all the action for the true F1® fan.
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