2015 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Now in its seventh spectacular year, the 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be returning to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit. The world’s only twilight race will be the last of the 2015 season, and could potentially decide the prestigious F1 driver’s championship title once again.Demand is expected to be at an all-time high following 2014’s record-breaking, sell-out race weekend. Last year saw more than 60,000 fans enjoy a spectacular finale to a nail-biting season and a race-weekend that generated 1.9 billion Twitter impressions for the #AbuDhabiGP hashtag, and which trended number one worldwide on race day.
With capacity remaining at 60,000 for 2015, this year’s tagline is ‘Go Beyond’ and reflects the expectations of an even more fulfilling experience for race goers across all aspects of the weekend. Fans will enjoy a greater selection of entertainment options and enhanced hospitality, as well as all-new individual ticket packages, including the introduction of a one-day roaming ticket for Friday.
Away from the racing action, visitors will be treated to a packed programme of entertainment, including world-class, A-list musical artists at the after-race concerts, and Oasis areas in all public sections boasting a wide range of exhibitions, challenges and games to keep the whole family amused.
Foodies are in for a real treat this year with the promise of a celebrity chef showcasing his culinary flair in the corporate boxes, while individual ticket holders can savour a sumptuous brunch as the tension mounts ahead of the daily racing action.
Fans will be immersed in an interactive, digital experience in the run up to, and during the weekend. With the ‘#AbuDhabiGP’ hashtag making a welcome return in 2015, organisers are promising a more enhanced, integrated digital proposition. This includes a new improved YasHUB smartphone app allowing visitors to plan every element of their race weekend and stay up to date with the latest race news and information, as well as virtual reality experiences.
Yasalam, the largest city-wide entertainment festival run by any race host city and organised by FLASH Entertainment will host regional Arabic artists for Thursday, November 26, the first night of the Yasalam After-Race Concert weekend at the du Arena, Yas Island.
DJ Said Mrad – the guru of Arabian electronic dance music, Fares Karam – traditional Lebanese and Dabke star, Aryam – the Emirati songstress and Cheb Khaled – world music icon and pioneer, who propelled Arabic music onto the global scene, will kick start the 7th annual Yasalam After-Race Concerts.
Thursday 26th November
|Promoter Activity||3 Day Ticket Holders Only Pit Lane Walk||12:00 – 16:15|
|Formula One||Press Conference – Press Room||15:00|
|Friday 27th November|
|GP3 Series||Practice Session||10:00 – 10:45|
|GP2 Series||Practice Session||11:15 – 12:00|
|Formula One||Practice 1||13:00 – 14:30|
|GP3 Series||Qualifying Session||15:10 – 15:40|
|Formula One||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||16:05 – 16:45|
|Formula One||Practice 2||17:00 – 18:30|
|Formula One||Press Conference – Press Room||19:00 – 20:00|
|GP2 Series||Qualifying Session||19:10 – 19:40|
|Track Activity||Marshal Pit Lane Walk||20:00 – 20:30|
|Saturday 28th November|
|Formula One||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||11:00 – 12:05|
|Formula One||Team Pit Stop Practice||11:30 – 12:00|
|GP3 Series||First Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins)||12:25 – 13:10|
|Formula One||Practice 3||14:00 – 15:00|
|Formula One||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||15:05 – 16:20|
|GP2 Series||First Race (31 Laps or 60 Mins)||18:40 – 19:45|
|Sunday 29th November|
|GP3 Series||Second Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)||13:00 – 13:35|
|GP2 Series||Second Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins)||14:20 – 15:10|
|Formula One||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||15:15 – 16:15|
|Formula One||Fastest Lap Of The Year Award – Starting Lap||15:20|
|Formula One||End Of Year F1 Drivers Photograph||15:25|
|Formula One||Drivers Track Parade||15:30|
|Formula One||Starting Grid Presentation||15:45 – 16:15|
|Formula One||National Anthem||16:46|
|Air Display||Etihad Fly Past – TIME TBC||16:47|