Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, President of Formula One, described the Yas Marina Circuit as
one of the most exciting tracks I have ever seen
high praise for the venue of the first F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which was held on November 1, 2009. Now, the fourth race at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi is highly anticipated in November 2012. The inaugural race was Formula One’s first ever day-night race, starting at 5:00 pm local time; it was won by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull Racing, still having the best lap 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.
Etihad Airways is the current major sponsor of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and also partner of Ferrari.
Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Grand Prix 2012: time table
|Friday 02 November 2012|
|Practice 1||13:00 – 14:30|
|Practice 2||17:00 – 18:30|
|Saturday 03 November 2012|
|Practice 3||14:00 – 15:00|
|Sunday 04 November 2012|
|Race Date:||04 Nov 2012|
|Number of Laps:||55|
|Circuit Length:||5.554 km|
|Race Distance:||305.355 km|
|Lap Record:||1:40.279 – Sebastian Vettel (2009)|
When: Nov 02, 2012 to Nov 04, 2012
Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Book online at www.yasmarinacircuit.ae or call 800 YAS (927) / +971 2 659 9800 from abroad.
Based on the last year’s successful concerts which included Britney Spears, The Cult and The British music legend Sir Paul McCartney, this year the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Grand Prix 2012 will reveal astonishing after-race concerts. All race ticket holders will have complimentary access to the concerts. More information will be available closer to the event.