There are over twenty circuits in the F1 series, each providing its own unique challenge for drivers and experience for spectators. The last circuit in the series, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, is billed as the most expensive course, but what should you know about it?
Five Fascinating Facts About Yas Marina
The Yas Marina circuit was added to the F1 schedule in 2009 and, according to Formula One, one of the most fascinating parts of the course is the long straight between corners seven and eight, which allows for some daring overtaking manoeuvres.
Because of the heat in Abu Dhabi, all grandstands were built with covers to provide protection from the sun for spectators.
An island was built specifically to hold this course, which it’s estimated cost over one billion dollars to construct.
The course took two years to build with more than fourteen thousand contractors and staff involved, who worked over thirty-five million hours between them to get the course finished.
As well as the final Formula One race, this track has also hosted a host of other motorsport races, including rounds of the Championships of Supercar V8 and GP2 Asia.
Get Up Close and Personal
If you want to see an F1 race up close, then a visit to the F1 Paddock Club Abu Dhabi will prove a real treat.
This course is famed for is pyrotechnic displays, and one of the best places to see them from is the Main Grandstand. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to bag a seat in the F1 Paddock Club Abu Dhabi will prove a spectator’s delight, and you will get to see everything from pole position. If you prefer to be closer the action, then a seat on the West Grandstand will give you a great view of Yas Marina’s famous long straight section, where most of the overtaking challenges take place.
If you’ve got a little more money to blow, you can try your luck getting a room in the Yas Hotel with its iconic whale shape. But the F1 Paddock Club Abu Dhabi provides a fabulous viewing position coupled with outstanding hospitality.
The final race of the season at Yas Marina always provides a great atmosphere and an exciting race wherever you watch it from.