2016 Formula 1 calendar

Australian GP 18-20 Mar
Bahrain GP 1-3 Apr
Chinese GP 15-17 Apr
Russian GP 29-1 May
Spanish GP 13-15 May
Monaco GP 26-29 May
Canadian GP 10-12 Jun
European GP 17-19 Jun
Austrian GP 1-3 Jul
British GP 8-10 Jul
Hungarian GP 22-24 Jul
German GP 29-31 Jul
Belgian GP 26-28 Aug
Italian GP 2-4 Sep
Singapore GP 16-18 Sep
Malaysian GP 30-2 Oct
Japanese GP 7-9 Oct
United States GP 21-23 Oct
Mexican GP 28-30 Oct
Brazilian GP 11-13 Nov
Abu Dhabi GP 25-27 Nov


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2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit.

Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Approximately 50,000 spectators can view the action on the circuit from permanent, covered grandstands that protect visitors from the desert sun. It is the only F1 motorsports venue in the world where all of the grandstands are covered.

The Yas Marina Circuit is 5.55 kilometers long and can be split into two smaller tracks of 3.1 kilometers and 2.4 kilometers, which can operate simultaneously where desired. A total of 21 corners with 9 right turns and 12 left turns. The width of the circuit fluctuates from 12-16 meters. The direction is anti-clockwise. The track has a lot of hairpins and long straights and there is few potential overtaking places. The pit lane entry is very challenging, as is the exit, which runs underneath the track in a tunnel.

At 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand prix, for the first time in Formula 1 history, a race was scheduled to start in daylight and end during night-time. The race was started approximately one hour before sunset. The permanent lighting system was turned on from the start of the race to ensure a seamless transition from daylight to dark.

The world's largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, is also located on Yas Island. The park hosts more than 20 rides and attractions. One of the attractions, Formula Rossa, has the same G force one would feel driving in an F1 car and braking at maximum speed. It is the world's fastest roller coaster, powered through the 2.07 km track at speeds up to 240 km/h, reaching 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds. It is so intense that passengers have to protect their eyes with goggles.

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on Google Maps

A virtual lap of Yas Marina Circuit