The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of 2021, is taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit, from 9 December to 12 December. Along with the Formula 1 races, the Yas Marina Circuit will also be home to numerous events, like the supporting races, Formula 2 World Championship and the FIA Formula 4 UAE Championship. Apart from these races, the visitors holding the F1 tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will also experience and enjoy the ‘New Moves’ that the Yas Marina Circuit has introduced as new additions for their 2021 Formula 1 event.
1. The modified race track
The Yas Marina Circuit, which is considered the most technologically advanced racetrack for Formula 1, has introduced some changes to its tracks. They are more challenging for the racers and more entertaining for the F1 ticket holders and viewers across the globe.
Turn 5 (North Grandstand) modifications:
The corner near the North Grandstand, formerly Turn 7, had a chicane before its entrance, leading to a slow hairpin turn. The chicane is removed, and the North Grandstand corner has become Turn 5.
After modifications, Turn 5 is Yas Marina Circuit’s most challenging hairpin turn. The cars will be approaching at a speed of nearly 300 km/h after Turn 4, allowing the viewers to watch more side-by-side action.
Turn 9 (South Grandstand) modifications:
Prior to the modifications, the South Grandstand corner of Yas Marina Circuit was a heavy braking zone, where cars approached at relatively slower speeds for the 90-degree turns. After modifications, the Turn 9 corner allows cars to approach at a speed of over 300 km/h, leading them to a wide and long hairpin. The corner will also allow drivers to compete side-by-side.
Turns 12-15 (W Hotel Sequence) modifications:
The corner of YMC’s racetrack near the W Hotel was previously called Turns 17 - 20. Post modifications, the corner has become Turns 12 - 15. With the modification, the turns have been made a little more curved. This will allow the Formula 1 drivers to race closer to one another, on a smooth, curved turn.
2. After-race concerts by 4 AAA international artists
The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 event at the Yas Marina Circuit will begin on Thursday, 9 December, and will end on Sunday, 12 December. An AAA international artist will conduct a live concert on each of those four nights.
The Grammy-winning artists, Khalid and The Foo Fighters will be performing on 9 and 12 December, respectively. Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi are the other notable artists who will be performing at the event, on the 10 and 11 December respectively. The visitors holding F1 tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 will have access to one or multiple concerts, based on their tickets.
3. Oasis areas, Super Thursdays, and F1 Fanzone
Oasis areas are dedicated entertainment areas for the visitors. Each Yas Marina Circuit seating area has its own dedicated Oasis area, where the visitors will get access to food and beverage, live entertainment, games, Formula 1 merchandise, and comfortable garden seating among other things.
As a part of Super Thursdays, on 9 December, all F1 ticket holders will get to enjoy activities like the Pit Stop Challenge and take part in the Pit Lane Walk. They will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the different Formula 1 teams preparing for the races in the garages.
All the F1 ticket holders will also get access to the F1 Fanzone, where they can step into the shoes of an F1 driver and experience several aspects of Formula 1 racing, like seeing how fast they can change a tyre.
4. The Yas Hub App to order food and beverage
For the convenience of the visitors, the Yas Marina Circuit has introduced an app, called the Yas Hub App, where they can place their orders for food and beverages, and avoid queuing up. This will also ensure that COVID safety rules of social distancing are followed. There will be a collection point, from where the visitors will be able to pick up the order that they place on the app. They will also get to view the menu on their phone by scanning a QR code.
5. One Year My YAS membership for ticketholders
Yas Marina Circuit is offering a complimentary one-year My YAS membership to all the people holding the F1 tickets for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021. This membership will provide a wide range of discounts to them, at the Yas Marina Circuit, throughout the year, including a 10% discount on all driving and passenger experiences, a 25% discount on karting experiences, and a 10% discount on 2022 F1 tickets, among others.
The complete information regarding Formula 1 2021 and other events of the Yas Marina Circuit, has been provided on Yas Marina Circuit’s official website: https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/formula1. Detailed information regarding the refund policy and COVID guidelines for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 has also been provided on the website.