An overview of Yas Marina Circuit

Often described as a ground-breaking combination of style and function, Yas Marina Circuit has been inspired by the culture and values of Abu Dhabi. The stunning facility includes a 5.55km Formula 1TM track, where races are driven anti-clockwise and drivers are challenged with 21 different turns (12 left turns and nine right turns). 

The race track is surrounded by five grandstands –the Main Grandstand, North Grandstand, West Grandstand, South Grandstand and Marina Grandstand, together with the new Abu Dhabi Hill seating section – which can accommodate a combined total of more than 50,000 spectators. In addition, Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world where every grandstand is covered.

Visitors can enter Yas Marina Circuit through the main entrance (behind the West Grandstand) or the north entrance (close to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi), with gates open from 9am during this year’s Grand Prix.

Book your ticket or package for the 2013 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX now to experience the splendour of Yas Marina Circuit firsthand!

What to expect during the race weekend
F1TM ticketholders are promised an unforgettable weekend of top-class motorsport and entertainment at the 2013 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. Check below for highlights:

Thursday, October 31:
-        Public Pit Lane Walk
-        F1® Village open
-        Yas Kartzone
-        Yas Marina access
-        NEW to 2013: trio of Arab music superstars; Amr Diab, Hussain Al Jassmi and Elissa - will curtain raise the After-Race Concerts

Inside track: Get a sneak peek at the teams as they prepare for a weekend of mind-bowing racing action. The pit lane walk is exclusive to three-day ticket holders. Don’t forget to swing by the F1® Village and experience all the fun ahead of everybody else.

Friday, November 1:
-        F1® practice sessions
-        Support race practice sessions
-        GP2, GP3 & Porsche Cup final practice sessions
-        Full access to the F1® Village and Oasis areas
-        Access to Yas Marina
-        After-race concert: JAY Z 

Inside track: Don’t miss the F1® cars touching the track for the first time - it’s your chance to follow their progress and pick your favorites for the race day. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for those GP2, GP3 and Porsches as they tear up the circuit.

Saturday, November 2:
-        F1® qualifying sessions
-        GP2, GP3 & Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Cup final qualifying sessions
-        Full access to F1® Village and Oasis areas
-        After-race concert: Muse 

Inside track: The F1® Village is in full swing and the Formula 1® qualifiers decide who will be in pole position. Great party feel throughout the whole day – setting the stage for Sunday’s big race.

Sunday, November 3 – Race Day!
-        Podium presentations
-        GP2, GP3 & Porsche Cup final
-        Full access to F1® Village and Oasis areas
-        Access to Yas Marina
-        After-Race Concert: Depeche Mode 

Off-track action
Family fun at the Oasis Entertainment Areas: The Oasis areas next to each grandstand will be packed with daily entertainment for the whole family during the Grand Prix, together with official merchandise outlets, and food and beverage units to keep you refreshed.

Exclusive Pit Lane walks for ticketholders: Here’s an unmissable opportunity for F1® fans! Ticketholders can watch the teams up-close on Thursday afternoon’s Public Pit Lane walk. In addition, Formula One Paddock Club® ticketholders will be offered their own privileged pit lane timings, while Marina Box ticketholders will receive an exclusive support Races Pit lane walk on Thursday afternoon.

Meet the stars with driver autograph sessions: A number of driver autograph sessions will take place at various points during the 2013 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, details for which will be announced nearer the time. You can follow Yas Marina Circuit on Facebook and Twitter (@ymcofficial / #F1AD and #AbuDhabiGP) for live updates on the autograph sessions and other happenings throughout race weekend.

Yasalam & After-Race Concerts: All F1® ticketholders have complimentary access to four spectacular After-Race Concerts at du Arena during the race weekend. Various events will also be taking place at Abu Dhabi Corniche during the race weekend as part of Yasalam 2013, including the world’s only official F1® FanZone, featuring interactive simulators, remote control car racing, driver signings, and live outdoor screenings of the big F1® races.

More entertainment: In addition, a series of exclusive post-race events will take place in the early hours around Yas Island for those seeking to extend the glitz and glamour of race weekend. Check our Formula 1® Entertainment page for more information.


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