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Abu Dhabi GP

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
  • FP1 10 Dec 2021 -
  • FP2 10 Dec 2021 -
  • FP3 11 Dec 2021 -
  • Quali 11 Dec 2021 -
  • Race 12 Dec 2021 -

Stats

First held 2009
Laps 55
Circuit length 5,554 kilometer
Fastest race lap 1.39,779 (2019)
Winner in 2020 Max Verstappen
Second in 2020 Valtteri Bottas
Third in 2020 Lewis Hamilton

Winners

Winner 2020 Max Verstappen
Winner 2019 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2018 Lewis Hamilton
Winner 2017 Valtteri Bottas
Winner 2016 Lewis Hamilton

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will once again close out the F1 season in 2021, a position it has regularly held since its introduction in 2010. Drivers will travel around the expensive Yas Marina Circuit in December before significant changes are made to the sport’s technical regulations for 2022.

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021

Plans to develop Yas Island were announced in 2006 in an attempt to make the location a tourist destination, with particular focus placed on creating a race track. The 5.5km ultramodern circuit debuted in 2009, with several eye-catching facilities built on the man-made island.

The marina area harkens back to the walls of Monte Carlo, while part of the circuit actually passes under the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel. All of the grandstands are covered to protect spectators from the blistering desert sun, while the pit building features 40 air-conditioned garages to keep teams cool despite the pressure to perform.

As for the track, passing has proven to be difficult with track position and a balanced car key to victory. Although the track features a 1.2km long straight between Turns 7 and 8, much of the track is composed of mostly medium or slow speed corners which makes the Yas Marina circuit a technical challenge for all the drivers on the grid.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020

Max Verstappen dominated the event, taking pole from Valtteri Bottas and leading every lap of the race en route to his second win of the season. Bottas and Lewis Hamilton rounded out the podium while Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz came home in fifth and sixth, securing McLaren’s third place finish in the Constructors’ Championship ahead of Racing Point.

When is the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the F1 calendar?
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the weekend of December 10-12 and will be the 23rd race of the Formula 1 season. The first two free practice sessions will take place on December 10 with qualifying on Saturday December 4 at 14:00 CET.

What time does the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix start?
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts on Sunday December 12, 2021 at 14:00 CET. The race can be followed live on RacingNews365’s live blog and via television on Fox Sports Channels.

F1 Abu Dhabi GP 2021 Schedule

Session Date Time (UK)
Free Practice 1 Friday 10 December 09:30 - 10:30
Free Practice 2 Friday 10 December 13:00 - 14:00
Free Practice 3 Saturday 11 December 10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying Saturday 11 December 13:00 - 14:00
Race Sunday 12 December 13:00
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