Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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.
|Yas Marina Circuit|
|Number of times held||11|
|Most wins (drivers)||Lewis Hamilton (5)|
|Most wins (constructors)||Mercedes (6)|
|Circuit length||5.554 km (3.451 mi)|
|Race length||305.355 km (189.739 mi)|
|Last race (2019)|
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.
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.
Repeat winners (drivers)Edit
Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|5||Lewis Hamilton||2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|3||Sebastian Vettel||2009, 2010, 2013|
Repeat winners (constructors)Edit
Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|6||Mercedes||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|3||Red Bull||2009, 2010, 2013|
Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit
Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|7||Mercedes||2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|4||Renault||2009, 2010, 2012, 2013|
- ↑ "Yas Marina Circuit construction progressing". gulfnews.com. 2009-10-29. Archived from the original on 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- ↑ "Abu Dhabi confirms 5pm race start". autosport.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- ↑ "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". Yas Marina Circuit. Retrieved 28 August 2009.