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McLaren with a special livery for Fernando Alonso

McLaren team boss Zak Brown commented: “We’re incredibly pleased and proud to be able to race a special one-off livery ...
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Even Alonso doesn’t know if he wants to return

Fernando Alonso will walk away from F1 after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi GP with questions about whether a possible return ...
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Horner predicts Red Bull-Honda challenge

Christian Horner believes with a “little bit more horsepower” from Honda, Red Bull will be able to challenge Mercedes and ...
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Deletraz: Haas see the potential in me

Louis Deletraz believes his post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Haas test could lead to bigger things in Formula 1 with a ...
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Prost: More interesting to see Mick in F2

Schumacher fans will likely have to wait a year, or even two, for the name to return to Formula 1 ...
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Mercedes will ‘go for broke’ in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes head to Abu Dhabi for the season finale vowing to “go for broke” given that both championships are already ...
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Ricciardo: I changed F1’s level of overtaking

Daniel Ricciardo believes he “changed the level of overtaking” in Formula 1 during the 2014 campaign; his first season fighting ...
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Ferrari ‘have to be ready’ to support Leclerc

Ferrari engineer, Jock Clear, has said the team need to be ready to support Charles Leclerc as he makes the ...
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Hulk: Top teams have unraveled mystery

Formula 1’s top teams not only have a qualifying advantage but they’ve also have a knowledge advantage over Renault; so ...
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Sirotkin wants clarity over unpleasant rumours

Sergey Sirotkin says he wants clarity from Williams amidst “unpleasant” reports claiming Robert Kubica will be announced as the team’s ...
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Alonso refusing to rule out F1 return in 2020

Although he recently labelled Formula 1 a “weak show”, Fernando Alonso is refusing to rule out returning to the grid ...
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Stroll: ‘Hamilton out-raced, out-drove Vettel’

Lance Stroll believes Lewis Hamilton deserves “big respect” for out-racing and out-driving Sebastian Vettel this season. Hamilton has moved ahead ...
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 🇦🇪 Yas Marina Circuit – 25th November 2018

 

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Arabic: سباق جائزة أبوظبي الكبرى‎) is a Formula One motor race. It was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on 1 November 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit.

On 25 June 2008 the FIA announced the provisional 2009 Formula One calendar including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 19th and final race of the season on 15 November. On 5 November 2008, however, it was announced that the race would be held as the season finale on 1 November, two weeks before the initially planned date, as the 17th and final race.

The inaugural race was Formula One’s first ever day–night race, starting at 17:00 local time. Floodlights used to illuminate the circuit were switched on from the start of the event to ensure a seamless transition from daylight to darkness. Subsequent Abu Dhabi Grands Prix have also been day–night races.

Formula 1 first came to Abu Dhabi in 2007 in the guise of the first ever Formula One Festival. Announced in January 2007, the event which took place on 3 February 2007 was free, and the largest gathering of current Formula One cars and drivers outside of a Grand Prix. At the festival it was announced that Abu Dhabi had won the rights to host a Grand Prix from 2009 until 2016. Later that year, Etihad Airways negotiated a three-year deal for them to become sponsors of the Grand Prix.

 

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