The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is believed to be the most expensive F1 track ever built, with a reputed construction cost in 2009 in excess of €800m ($1bn).
The generally slow nature of the layout, despite two long straights, means it has been slow to win favour with drivers. However the top-class nature of its facilities, such as the luxury of air-conditioned garages, makes it popular with paddock inhabitants. And the unique spectacle of sun setting during the races makes for a picturesque venue.
Yas Marina track data
|Lap length||5.554km (3.451 miles)|
|Race distance||305.355km (189.739 miles)|
|Pole position||Right-hand side of the track|
|Lap record*||1’40.279 (Sebastian Vettel, 2009)|
|Fastest lap||1’34.779 (Lewis Hamilton, 2019, qualifying three)|
|Maximum speed||339kph (210.645 mph)|
|Distance from grid to turn one||305m|
|Longest flat-out section||1233m|
|Gear changes per lap||56|
|Fuel use per lap||1.82kg|
|Time penalty per lap of fuel||0.04s|
*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
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