The Yas Marina Circuit has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar since making it’s a debut in 2009, which saw Vettel win from team mate Mark Webber and the already-crowned 2009 champion Jenson Button.
Located on the spectacular Yas Island, the track is the perfect example of modern Formula 1 circuit design. Boasting top speeds of 325 km/h and average speeds of 190km/h, it features nine right turns and 12 left turns and is one of the few venues on the calendar to run in an anti-clockwise direction.
Designed by renowned circuit architect Hermann Tilke, Yas Marina has a waterfront setting scenic enough to rival the likes of Monaco and Singapore. Overall, its diverse elements come together to create one of F1’s longest and most demanding tracks, where close and competitive racing is guaranteed.
Follow us in a few moments for the latest updates and results from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the first practice session is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.