Bosses at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi have confirmed that changes will be made ahead of the 2011 F1 race in effort to increase overtaking opportunities.

The 2010 season finale drew criticism for the lack of overtaking, most notably as Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber spent much of the race struggling to find a way past the Renault of Vitaly Petrov.

Following a meeting at Sepang between Yas Marina chief executive Richard Cregan and F1 officials, the decision has been taken to make changes to the circuit between turn six and turn nine although he was quick to point out that the changes weren't being made due to flaws in the original Hermann Tilke design.

"We spoke with Charlie Whiting and he spoke with the drivers and they actually had very few issues with the circuit," he was quoted by ESPN F1.

News of changes being made in Abu Dhabi come after Interlagos agreed to revise the run-off areas at its final corner following a recent accident that claimed the life of Gustavo Sodermann during the opening round of the local Copa Chevrolet Montana series [See separate story HERE].



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