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Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
(2009–present)
Circuit Yas-Island.svg
Race information
Laps 55
Circuit length 5.554 km (3.451 mi)
Race length 305.355 km (189.739 mi)
Number of times held 11
First held 2009
Most wins (drivers) United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (5)
Most wins (constructors) Germany Mercedes (6)
Last race (2019):
Pole position United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:34.779
Podium 1. United Kingdom L. Hamilton
Mercedes
1:34:05.715
2. Netherlands M. Verstappen
Red Bull Racing-Honda
+16.772
3. Monaco C. Leclerc
Ferrari
+43.435
Fastest lap United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:39.283

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on November 1 2009. It was held at the Yas Marina Circuit. Hermann Tilke designed the circuit.

The race was Formula One's first ever day-night race, starting at 5:00 pm local time. The floodlights used to light the circuit were turned on for the start of the race. This was to ensure even lighting during the transition from daylight to darkness.

Circuit

The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island. Yas Island is a 2,550 hectares (25.5 km2) island on the east coast of Abu Dhabi. The 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first major event to take place on the circuit.

Winners

Repeat winners (drivers)

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Driver Years won
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2009, 2010, 2013

Repeat winners (constructors)

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Constructor Years won
6 Germany Mercedes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3 Austria Red Bull 2009, 2010, 2013

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
7 Germany Mercedes 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
4 France Renault 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

By year

Year Driver Constructor Report
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2011 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2012 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault Report
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2015 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report
2018 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2019 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report

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