Abu Dhabi has landed the honour of staging the last race of the Formula One Grand Prix season again in 2010, 2009 was the first time since 1985, when the inaugural Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide was the last race of the season, that a new track had been given the honour of staging the last race of the Formula One season.
The 2009 race was acknowledged by F1 as the world’s best. Watched by an estimated TV audience of over 80 million viewers it showcased Etihad, Abu Dhabi and the future of F1 to a truly global audience. This however was only the beginning! The 2010 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix promises to be even bigger and better.
This week, workers were busy sandblasting the paint around the track perimeter while the circuit's trademark turquoise colour is being re-applied on the internal roads. Landscapers are laying fresh turf while direction signs are being put up around the venue.
Other stands are being built to cater to live music, BMX bikers, breakdancers, skateboarding and other activities.
Track designers are preparing to map out the course on top of freshly laid tarmac for the new Yas Kartzone, where youngsters will be able to try their driving skills throughout the weekend. The track will then be opened for adults and children after the event.
"The eyes of the world will be on Yas Marina Circuit from November 12 to 14 and we want to look our very best," said Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of the circuit.
"The level of excitement is very high, especially since it looks as if the world championship will be settled here. We still have some tickets left for public sale, but they are selling fast. I would urge anyone who is interested in attending to make sure they get theirs now."
Organizer: Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM)
Phone: +971 2 4100888
Fax: +971 2 4100777
Address: P.O. Box 130001, Abu Dhabi UAE
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