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Yas Marina Circuit

Circuit info

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Laps: 28
Circuit Type: Race
Circuit Length: 5.550KM
Qualifying Record: 1:31:753 - SchmeABU (McLaren), Season #5
Lap Record: 1:32.252 - SchmeABU (McLaren), Season #5

The circuit is one of very few on the F1 calendar to run in an anti-clockwise direction, and it is also unique as the only track with an underground pit lane. Leaving the track on the right, it crosses underneath and rejoins on the left. Concerns were raised that the tunnel was too narrow and dangerous, and any accidents would be difficult to clear quickly.

Granted the final go-ahead by the FIA in 2009, Bruno Senna was the first driver to complete a test lap during the GP2 testing. When the teams arrived in Abu Dhabi for the season finale in October 2009, not a single driver had driven the track.

Much more spectator-friendly than soulless near-neighbour Bahrain, some drivers have complained the circuit is too safe. "The car can go everywhere, cutting off corners, and you don't ever lose time," moaned Adrian Sutil after the 2009 grand prix. "That can make racing very boring. There's no real flow." Purists also lamented the need to build chicanes on a new track given their only purpose was to slow down cars on existing circuits.

Yas Marina made history when the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix hosted F1's first day-night race, starting at twilight with the race finishing in the dark. Floodlights were used from the start of the event to illuminate the circuit and ensure a seamless transition from light to dark. Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but was forced to retire with brake problems. Sebastian Vettel won the race, the fifth victory of his F1 career, beating team-mate Mark Webber and 2009 champion Jenson Button to seal second place in the championship.

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Previous GP1 Race Results - Abh Dhabi Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
8 Season #8 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix February 16th, 2014 Australia Schmeval Austria Red Bull 28
7 Season #7 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix July 28th, 2013 Australia DaZzA India Force India 28
6 Season #6 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix February 10th, 2013 Australia Schmeval Great Britain McLaren 28
5 Season #5 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix July 29th, 2012 Australia Schmeval Great Britain McLaren 28
4 Season #4 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix February 19th, 2012 Australia Atomic Lambo France Renault 28
3 Season #3 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix July 10th, 2011 New Zealand Flouncy India Group Force India 22
2 Season #2 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix April 10th, 2011 Australia Atomic Lambo India Force India 41
1 Season #1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 21st, 2010 Australia Atomic Lambo India Force India 11

GP1 Driver Stats - Abh Dhabi Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Australia Schmeval 4 3 0 1 4 3 3 0.8 1.5 90
2 Australia Atomic Lambo 8 3 0 0 3 2 0 3.4 5.1 119
3 New Zealand Flouncy 6 1 1 1 3 0 0 5.8 6.0 66
4 Australia DaZzA 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 4.0 31
5 Australia Ghost 6 0 2 0 2 0 0 5.7 6.0 58
6 Australia kikz 4 0 1 2 3 1 1 2.0 3.5 69
7 Australia ToF 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 3.8 4.0 51
8 Poland Preyst 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 4.5 3.0 30
9 Australia Flukey 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.0 5.0 22
10 Australia RileyF1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6.0 2.0 18
11 Australia Eradicator 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 5.6 7.1 53
12 Australia Parkour 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4.0 5.0 21
13 Australia Loose 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 3.0 15
14 Australia Oz1098S 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 5.3 28
15 Australia E.T. 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.5 8.0 22
16 Australia roxas3sora3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.5 6.0 16
17 Australia bushipoo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4.0 14
18 Australia Fredzfrog 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.0 13
19 Australia steve088 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4.0 12
20 New Zealand 888 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4.0 12
21 Australia nobody813 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.0 12
22 Australia Silicnt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 7.0 12
23 Australia Jasegp 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 6.0 8
24 Australia Intense 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 8.0 8
25 Australia BreakerMorant 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 7.0 6
26 Australia Modz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.0 4

Previous GP2 Race Results - Abh Dhabi Grand Prix

Season Race Date Winning Driver Team Laps
6 Season #6 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix March 12th, 2017 Australia Ploddy Italy Scuderia Ferrari Santander 14
5 Season #5 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix August 10th, 2014 Australia Jasegp Austria Red Bull 30
4 Season #4 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix February 21st, 2014 Australia Ploddy France Lotus 28
3 Season #3 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix July 28th, 2013 Great Britain SOJ Italy Ferrari 28
2 Season #2 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix February 10th, 2013 Australia Oz1098S Germany Mercedes 28
1 Season #1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix July 22nd, 2012 Australia Jasegp India Force India 28

GP2 Driver Stats - Abh Dhabi Grand Prix

Driver Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Fastest Avg Grid Avg Pos Points
1 Australia Ploddy 6 2 1 1 4 1 1 3.0 2.8 107
2 Australia Jasegp 4 2 1 0 3 1 1 2.0 2.5 80
3 Great Britain SOJ 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 1.5 1.5 43
4 Australia Oz1098S 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 11.0 1.0 25
5 Australia NightFire 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 23
6 Australia Intense 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4.0 2.0 20
7 Australia Hyper 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.0 2.0 18
8 Australia PessimistPrime 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 6.2 5.2 50
9 Australia Toggsie 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 4.3 5.8 40
10 Australia millen 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 4.0 6.4 40
11 Australia roxas3sora3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5.0 6.0 18
12 Australia rogue eclipse 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 6.0 26
13 Sweden Effing Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 6.0 24
14 Australia Eradicator 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 5.0 5.0 20
15 Australia E.T. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.5 5.5 18
16 Australia Fredzfrog 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 7.7 14
17 New Zealand Flouncy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4.0 12
18 Australia petevo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.8 8.8 8
19 Australia Doull Teg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 5
20 Australia Wingnut 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 11.0 0