Guide to the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit

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The twisting street style race will be held on the impressive Yas Island, on a circuit that runs for 5.554 kms (3.451 mi) at top speeds of 198mph. The track boasts 11 left turns and nine right turns, and is the world’s fourth circuit with the unusual trait of running in an anti-clockwise direction; speeds here average 123mph and the race is run over 55 laps, a distance of 305.470 kms (189.810 mi).

Yas Marina aerial

The track flanks the spectacular marina, home to an array of expensive yachts and charming waterfront views to rival other favourite tracks like Monaco and Valencia. The circuit travels under the swanky new, and aptly named, Yas Marina Hotel before running alongside a 60-metre tall solar powered sun tower, which boasts some of the best views of the race for those fortunate enough to be invited.

The exit to the pit lane will cross under the track and the 40 pit garages are as impressive as the track itself. The seating provides top quality track views and will be the first in the world to have fully covered grandstands to shield spectators from the blistering desert sun.

Hermann Tilke is the world-renowned architect who has successfully created yet another amazing racing circuit in the Yas Island Marina. As well as using the yacht-filled marina as a magnificent backdrop to the race, he has designed the circuit to encourage hard and competitive racing, with high-speed sectors, stiff corners for overtaking and one of the longest stretches of track in the world. The track has a seating capacity of 41,000.

The Yas Marina Circuit also hosts other races during the year, including the GP2 Asia Series, V8 Supercars, Drag Racing and GT1 World.

Introduction  |  Circuit details  |  Transportation  |  Accommodation Results