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Yas Marina Circuit

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Yas Island Formula 1 F1 - Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi

Yas Island, a large lump of sand off the coast of Abu Dhabi, hosts the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix motor race, on 01 November 2009 for the first time, on the Yas Marina Circuit, under construction from 2007-2009. The Abu Dhabi Yas Island circuit will be about 5.5 - 5.6 long (slightly different figures seen in press releases and news reports but 5.55 km is on the official F1 website). If total race length is the typical 300 km, that should mean the Abu Dhabi Formula One race will be about 55 laps. If F1 drivers are anything like some of the lunatics tearing down the Abu Dhabi - Dubai highway, it shouldn't take them longer than an hour or so. The race circuit was originally to have three sections - a high speed racetrack section, a street section, and a Monaco style street section but the street section was dropped in favor of a longer proper racetrack section. We're sure it's going to be fun to stay at the Yas Marina Circuit AbuDhabi (YMCA?).

Luca di Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari, and new chairman of the Formula One Teams Association, was in Abu Dhabi at the end of 2008 to review progress on the Yas Island track. UAE newspapers reported that he said good things about the Yas Island circuit, and gleefully noted that Mr di Montezemolo had criticised the Singapore and Valencia F1 circuits which were new in 2008.

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Abu Dhabi F1 Yas Island circuit details

1. according to Yas Marina Circuit website information (23 January 2009)

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