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]

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 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]

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.[3]

WinnersEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

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

Wins Driver Years won
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.

Wins Constructor Years won
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.

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

By yearEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.