Abu Dhabi Grand Prix facts for kids
|Yas Marina Circuit
|Circuit length||5.554 km (3.451 mi)|
|Race length||305.355 km (189.739 mi)|
|Number of times held||11|
|Most wins (drivers)||Lewis Hamilton (5)|
|Most wins (constructors)||Mercedes (6)|
|Last race (2019):|
|Pole position|| Lewis Hamilton
|Podium||1. L. Hamilton
2. M. Verstappen
Red Bull Racing-Honda
3. C. Leclerc
|Fastest lap|| Lewis Hamilton
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.
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.
Repeat winners (drivers)
Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|5||Lewis Hamilton||2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|3||Sebastian Vettel||2009, 2010, 2013|
Repeat winners (constructors)
Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|6||Mercedes||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|3||Red Bull||2009, 2010, 2013|
Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)
Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
|7||Mercedes||2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|4||Renault||2009, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|2009||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
|2010||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
|2013||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||Report|
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