Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi

Circuit Details

Location:
Abu Dhabi
Type: 
Race
Turns: 
21
Direction: 
Anti-Clockwise
Capacity: 
50,000
Established: 
1 February, 2010 (All day)
Designer: 
Hermann Tilke

Yas Marina History
 

After the first practice sessions at the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the circuit was welcomed by the drivers, with Nico Rosberg commenting that every corner was 'unique', while double World Champion Fernando Alonso echoed his sentiments, stating that it was enjoyable because there was always something to do. Force India's Adrian Sutil rated the circuit as being better than Formula One's other night race in Singapore as he felt there was too much light at Marina Bay.

Not all of the drivers were complimentary, with Giancarlo Fisichella expressing a particular dislike of the pit exit, which dips under the main circuit by way of a tunnel. Although the pit exit remained free of incidents for the early practice sessions, Fisichella claimed that it was both very difficult and dangerous.


Source: Wikipedia