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WATCH: Head spinning fast facts before the Abu Dhabi F1 GP

November 26, 2017 10:44 am


1–Opening in 2009, the Yas Marina circuit cost an eye-watering $1.3 billion to construct

2– The biggest race in the Middle East, the Abu Dhabi GP is the only race in the world that starts in daytime and finishes at night

3– Fully shaded grandstands shield the 50,000 spectators from the desert sun

4– Boasting 70-plus working garages, parts of the pit lanes go underneath the circuit itself

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5- The 500-room Yas Viceroy is the first hotel to be built alongside an F1 track

6– The 5.5km track boasts the longest F1 straight, measuring 1, 150 metres

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7– Ticket prices run from approximately US$600 for a two-day pass to $5,400 for a

three-day ticket

8 -Monte Carlo is the only track (it is a road race) that does not pay to host a GP race


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