F1 – Circuits – U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi GP
Date: 03 Nov 2013
|Circuit Name||Yas Marina Circuit (Abu Dhabi)|
|Type of Circuit||Permanent|
|Circuit Length||5.554 km|
|Race Distance||305.355 km|
|Number of Laps||55|
|Total Number of Turns||21|
|Direction of the Circuit||Anti-clockwise|
|Lap Record||1:40.279 – Sebastian Vettel (2009)|
|2012 Fastest Race Lap||1:43.964 – Sebastian Vettel|
|2012 Pole Position||1:40.630 – Lewis Hamilton|
|2012 Race Winner||Kimi Raikkonen|
Abu Dhabi hosted its first ever Grand Prix in 2009 when it acted as the season finale. The circuit is located on the spectacular Yas Island, with the track passing by the seafront, as is the case in Monaco and Valencia. The harbour and the impressive five star Yas Marina Hotel are situated in the circuit itself. This circuit is part of small group to run anti-clockwise in the championship and, like many of Hermann Tilke’s designs, combines high speed straights with tight corners. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the only day-night race with proceedings getting underway as the sun sets and finishing at night time.