Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Formula 1 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.

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
Circuit Yas-Island.svg
Track information
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
Lap record (race) 1:39.283 (2019)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes

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.

CircuitEdit

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.

WinnersEdit

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

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

Multiple winners (constructors)Edit

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

By yearEdit

Year Race title Driver Constructor Track
2009 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Yas Marina Circuit
2010 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Yas Marina Circuit
2011 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2012 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Lotus-Renault Yas Marina Circuit
2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Yas Marina Circuit
2014 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2015 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Nico Rosberg   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2016 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2017 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Valtteri Bottas   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit
2019 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Mercedes Yas Marina Circuit