Yas Marina Circuit is fully sold out and prepared for the biggest ever FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, which kicks off tomorrow [Thursday] with ‘Super Thursday’.
With yet another capacity crowd of 60,000, during the next four days, the global spotlight will once again turn to Yas Marina Circuit as it hosts what is sure to be an epic, title-deciding finale to the 2016 Formula 1® season.
Race fans from more than 170 countries are in for an historic treat as not only will the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle for the F1® Crown, but the weekend will see title-deciding finales to the GP2 and GP3 support series.
Lewis Hamilton has momentum from a superb display in Brazil and will be hoping to claim his fourth world driver’s title at the Circuit, although his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will be hot on his heels and will be going all out to snatch his maiden F1® title at Yas Marina Circuit.
“I am delighted to announce that Yas Marina Circuit is fully ready to deliver another incredible mix of world-class sporting action and entertainment and I look forward to welcoming everyone who will be with us at Yas Marina Circuit,” said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.
“The atmosphere is be going to be fantastic. With so much happening in the next four days this will be our biggest ever weekend to date.”
In addition to the on-track action there is a packed schedule of entertainment, including world-class headline artists at the After-Race concerts for visitors to look forward to.
‘Super Thursday’ kicks off the action with the Public Pit Lane Walk and a performance by hip hop artist Pitbull on Thursday evening, the legendary duo The Chemical Brothers (#ChemBrosAtF1) will perform on Friday, followed by music icon Lionel Richie (#LionelRichieAtF1) on Saturday and global superstar Rihanna(#RihannaAtF1) bringing the curtain down in style on Sunday.
“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is not just about sport,” added Al Tareq Al Ameri. “It is the premier social event of the year in Abu Dhabi, a four-day festival of live sport, entertainment that is suitable for every member of the family. We look forward to enjoying what we hope will be another memorable season closer.”