Offering both day and night races in one event, the newly built Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit in
With a circuit length of 5.554 km, the tract combines high speed straights and corners in varying degrees similar to the modern anti-clockwise tracks of
While majority of the races are scheduled in daytime,
Race day starts with drivers basked in the
55 laps of street track racing will entertain 50,000 fans of the premier motorsports event highlighted by some final drives of the season. The top speed will be achieved at over 310 km/hr while the average will be pegged around 200 km/hr.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso drives into the sunset with French team Renault as the Spanish ace moves to Ferrari alongside Brazilian Felipe
Williams will bid goodbye to engine supplier
Rubens Barrichello will need an aggressive drive this week against Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel as the Brazilian hopes to place second in the Driver’s Championship which was won by Brawn teammate Jenson Button in Interlagos 2 weeks ago. Rubens is expected to join Williams next year.
And on a happy note, world champion Jenson Button will finally drive without the pressure this week of a points finish and concentrate entirely on racing.
Friday first practice saw Finnish driver Heiki Kovaleinen of McLaren Mercedes posting the fastest lap times but today’s Qualifying and Sunday’s Main Race will be a different event. This season has already proven to be full of surprises and anyone could be pulling off a trick or treat of their own. Watch out!