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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.[1]

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
Circuit Yas-Island.svg
Race information
Laps 55
Circuit length 5.554 km (3.451 mi)
Race length 305.470 km (189.810 mi)
Number of times held 2
First held 2009
Most wins (drivers) Germany Sebastian Vettel (1)
Most wins (constructors) Austria Red Bull (1)
Last race (2010):
Pole position Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Podium 1. Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
+ 10.162
3. United Kingdom Jenson Button
+ 11.047
Fastest lap United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton

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]


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 of the Abu Dhabi Grand PrixEdit


  1. "Yas Marina Circuit construction progressing". 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  2. "Abu Dhabi confirms 5pm race start". 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  3. "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". Yas Marina Circuit. Retrieved 28 August 2009.

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