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Yas Marina Formula 1 2012

The 2012 Formula 1 event promises a festival atmosphere, with championship racing and a packed calendar of entertainment at Yas Marina Circuit. This year, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix enters its 4th year, with the Australian V8 Supercar Championship kick-starting the racing with a unique Australian spirit.

Then, there are real pedigrees to be watched with 6 world champions expected on grid during the season. As night falls, the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race finally culminates, with flood lights blazing and drivers competing for a place on the coveted podium.

Off-track, no-doubt, there is excitement all round with comprehensive programme of entertainment, fabulous food and beverages and the ever popular driver autograph signings and PitLane Walks. There are arrays of world class artists ready to perform After Race Concerts being hosted, from Prince to Paul McCartney, Kanye West to Linking Park, and more in line, waiting to be announced.

Further, there will be exclusive post race events taking place into the early hours at Sky Bar and Amber Lounge for those seeking all the glitz and glamour of race weekend.

Furthermore, for those of you opting to relax in a different way, there is one of the city’s premium golf courses here, or you could also choose some much needed pampering at a luxury spa. Both Yas Island and Abu Dhabi city, offer a whole host of cultural, sporting, and leisure options to choose from.

2012 Formula 1 Grand Prix Ticket Details

The tickets are being sold until 31st May 2012, for 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be held from 2nd to 4th November 2012 at Yas Marina Circuit.

On facing any issues during the booking process, kindly call the call centre at 800 YAS (927) or +971 (2) 659 9800.

The tickets may be purchased through any of the below methods:

  • By calling the call centre in the above mentioned number between 9am to 6pm on all 7 days.
  • By visiting any of the retail outlets in any convenient locations given below:
  • Yas Hotel,open 7 days from 9am – 6pm
  • West Entrance Gate Welcome Centres, Yas Marina Circuit (7 days- 9am – 6pm)
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi YMC Kiosk, (Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm – 10pm)

Yas Marina Formula One Circuit

The Yas Marina Circuit, located on Yas Island, a 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi, is the venue for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Designed by Hermann Tike, Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East, with the first being in Bahrain. The Yas Marina Formula One Circuit has been designed as an Arabian version of Monaco, with the twenty one corners twisting through the man-made island, located off Abu Dhabi coast, passing by the marina.

The circuit provides five grandstand areas (Main Grandstand, West Grandstand, South Grandstand, North Grandstand and Marina Grandstand), with part of its pit lane exit, running underneath the track. It houses a team building behind the pit building, Dragster Track, Media Centre, VIP Tower, and Ferrari World Theme Park. Further, one of the gravel traps run underneath the West grandstand.

It is said that the circuit has some potential overtaking spots, with turns 2, 3, 4 and 5 being the ideal place for a car to get beside a fellow driver and overtake them. Beyond turn 7, the second longest straight on the Formula One calendar is ended with heavy braking chicane at turn 8. Finally, the long curve down to turn 11 has the potential for overtaking. While the pit exit of the circuit runs through a tunnel, below the actual track, a part of the track also runs through one of the on-site hotels.

Yas Marina Circuit is one of the largest permanent sports venue lighting projects in the world, which was earlier known as Losail. The surface of the track is made of Graywacke aggregate, with the surface material being well appreciated by Formula 1 drivers and circuit bosses, for its high level grip. It is the same material that is being used at the Bahrain International Circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix, too.

On the whole, the Formula 1 track is a versatile venue that is beyond just motorsport, ranging from the track to the products and amenities that it offers for use of public and corporate clients.

In fact, Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world, wherein, all of its grandstands are covered, with part of its pit lane exit running underneath the track for premium motorsport events.

Yas Marina Circuit boasts of a contemporary full-service meetings, conferences, incentives, and exhibitions venue in the Middle East, offering unrivalled backdrop for events of all sizes.

Yas Marina

The Marina, positioned at the heart of Yas Marina Circuit, offers 143 yacht berths ranging from 8m to 90m, while there is additional visitor berthing provides for superyachts up to 150m. The Yas Marina is a complete service, modern facility, offering a range of services at the highest level, with world-class amenities on the doorstep.

Yas Marina Island

The Yas Marina Island is an artificial island in Abu Dhabi, located in proximity to Sir Bani Yas Island. Developed by Aldar Properties, it covers land area of 2500 hectares. The Island comprises the Yas Island Circuit, and features several other major attractions including Warner Bros., Movie World – a movie theme park by Warner Bros, Ferrari World, Yas Marina Hotel, Yas Mall, a water park, parkland golf courses, links, lagoon hotels, polo clubs, marinas, lagoon hotels, apartments, food and beverages, villas, and outlets that create a tourist destination.

Yas Island is also the world’s leading tourism project, constituting major entertainment venues, and miscellaneous spots, including residences and lodging, Yas Marina Hotel, Signature Hotel, Waterfront Beach Resort, Northern Villas, Beachfront Villas, Yas Hotel, Northern Marina Village, Waterfront Apartments, Links Golf Course, Yas Mall, Yas Village and more.

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