The Yas Marina Circuit has some unique points that when all put together, should produce quite the spectacle. The start line is surrounded by towering stands and huge pit buildings, almost enveloping the start/finish straight in a tunnel. The pits are on the outside of the circuit, but the exit lane is a sharp turn that crosses underneath the circuit and joins the inside of the circuit on the exit of the high speed turn 2. By then it’s a mad rush into the next stadium section where turns 4 & 5 are a chicane and 6 a hairpin, again steeped on one side by a giant grandstand, providing fans with an excellent view as the cars tear off down one of the longest straights in world motorsport.
Another chicane, another long straight and then it’s into the Monaco-style harbour hugging section, where tight bends close to steel barriers are followed by dashing under the massive hotel and back around the giant structures of the start/finish straight. Make no mistake, this is an entirely purpose built complex, designed to provide the ultimate experience for all involved in Formula One.
Follow us next for the latest updates and results from the Yas Marina Circuit, as the second practice session for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000, ready to continue evaluating the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday, which will be the last GP of the 2020 season and Seb’s last race for the Maranello team.