Formula 1 has announced a new deal that will let them continue to race at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi until 2030. The circuit was first added to the calendar back in 2009. It is one of the most rewarding races for commercial rights holders.
The race on Sunday will be the conclusion of three successive events in the Middle East and the fourth and final stop in the region on the Formula 1 calendar.
Formula 1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali said, “We are delighted to confirm that we will be racing in Abu Dhabi until 2030 under this new agreement. We are hugely looking forward to the season finale this weekend when more Formula one history will be made.”
The promoter, ADMM, always creates an incredible show for the final race of every Formula one season and, combined with the changes made to improve the racing on the Yas Marina Circuit, we are excited for many years of racing in Abu Dhabi that is ahead of us.”
The weekend’s race will host the title-deciding season finale on Sunday as both, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton stand on pole position with 369.5 points. The showdown takes place on a slightly revised layout as it has been shortened by 273 meters to 5.28 km, which can be used to boost overtaking chances.
After strong six years by Mercedes, from 2014 to 2019, Verstappen and Red Bull won last time out in 2020. For Hamilton, the story of comeback has been amazing as he got three consecutive victories to tie with Verstappen in the standings ahead of the finale. For the fourth time, the title will be decided at Yas Marina. Previously the championships at Abu Dhabi was conducted in 2010, 2014 and 2016.