Speedy info forward of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The 22-race 2022 FIA Formulation One particular Earth Championship attracts to a near this weekend at the breathtaking Yas Marina Circuit. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó picks out some crucial info forward of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Extensive heritage – Today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the 14th FIA Formulation One particular race at Abu Dhabi, all of which have taken spot at the modern-day Yas Marina Circuit. The race initially appeared on the calendar in 2009 and has been at any time-existing because. The race was the time-closing party with the exception of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
A fairly very long circuit – The Yas Marina Circuit is a fairly very long circuit with a duration of five.281km. Motorists will need to have to entire a complete of fifty eight laps in purchase to go over the race length of 306.183km. There is an offset of 115m among the start out and the end line.
Observe alterations – New particles fences have been put in among Turns four and five in entrance of the Yas Central pit lane, on the still left in Switch fifteen and on the island separating Switch seven and Switch sixteen. New astroturf has been put in in the operate-off at Turns one, four and seven. On the ideal facet of Switch two and on the still left of Switch ten, the entrance row of Tecpro has been changed with 2018 spec. Additionally, all monitor floor paint has been reapplied with FIA homologated paint
File – The lap document belongs to double environment winner Max Verstappen who posted a time of 1m26.103 at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 3 softest – Pirelli has nominated the 3 softest compounds in the selection for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: C3 as the P Zero White tough, C4 as the P Zero Yellow medium and C5 as the P Zero Crimson comfortable.
Tricky for overtaking – The Yas Marina Circuit is notoriously challenging for overtaking. There will be two DRS zones to enable motorists to execute an overtaking manoeuvre in today’s race. The initially zone’s detection level will be 250m ahead of Switch five, with an activation level 210m just after Switch five. The next detection level is 50m just after Switch seven and the next activation level is positioned 165m just after Switch seven.
The most effective – Lewis Hamilton retains the document for most wins at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. with 5 wins in complete. Sebastian Vettel is the next most effective driver all around the Yas Marina Circuit with 3 wins to his identify. The previous two races observed Max Verstappen protected the victory. The only other winners are Kimi Räikkönen, Valtteri Bottas and Nico Rosberg.
Only two groups – Mercedes and Crimson Bull are the only repeat winners at Abu Dhabi. The Anglo-German outfit has received on 6 occassions, all of which ended up recorded in the hybrid period. The strength consume-owned group received on 5 instances, courtesy of Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. Lotus and McLaren have received on a one event.
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Stop of a thrilling occupation – This is the closing F1 race for Sebastian Vettel. The 4-time Earth Winner will retire subsequent this weekend’s party. The German is established to start out his 299th grand prix on Sunday. In the fifteen many years because his grand prix debut at the 2007 US Grand Prix he has received fifty three occasions, placing him 3rd on the record of all-time winners at the rear of Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (ninety one)
Stewards – Garry Connelly, Felix Holter, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Mohamed Alhsahimi will act as stewards at today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Curfew – On Friday night time group staff of Crimson Bull and Alpine, who are linked with the procedure of the car or truck, ended up in the confines of the circuit through the twelve and a 50 % hrs period of time which commenced at 23:00 on eighteen November, fifteen and a 50 % hrs ahead of the scheduled start out time of P3 and finishes 3 hrs ahead of the scheduled start out time of P3 at eleven:thirty on 19 November. Nevertheless, with this staying the initially of two personal exceptions for each groups, no motion was taken.
Penalties – Driving for the previous time for McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo will provide a 3-spot grid penalty right now just after creating a initially lap collision with Haas driver Kevin Magnussen at previous weekend’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Breathtaking location – Abu Dhabi has recognized by itself as a vacationer place in its have ideal around the previous many years. The Ferrari Earth is a person of the most thrilling site at the Yas Marina island. The Ferrari concept park provides exceptional ordeals exactly where spectators can experience the exact acceleration as a Formulation one driver feels off the grid many thanks to a exclusive rollercoaster trip.
Furthermore, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been opened just lately which is a sister organisation to the celebrated artwork museum in Paris. The well known vacation resort of Saadiyat Island provides some winter season solar, sandy seashores and h2o sports activities at a time when Europe is shivering.