The fifth Abu Dhabi GP, the first race alphabetically and another track in which Vettel has been most successful.The Yas Marina Circuit is a 5.554km long circuit in the United Arab Emirates. The track has 21 corners in total, the second most on the grid and behind only Singapore. The race is 55 laps and 305.470km long. Only one of the four races at the Abu Dhabi GP have been won from pole position, which was Sebastian Vettel in 2010. Only once has the race been won away from the front row of the grid, when in 2012 Kimi Raikkonen won from fourth position.
The fastest race lap at Yas Marina was set at the first race in 2009, a time of 1:40.279 from Sebastian Vettel. The lap record has an average speed of 199kph or 124mph, making it the third slowest of the year. Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel are the only driver and team to have won here twice, winning in 2009 and 2010.
Mark Webber still hasn’t reached 1000 points in F1, but any higher than eighth position will do the job. Lewis Hamilton has qualified on the front row at Yas Marina at every race here, with two poles and two seconds.
The Silly Stats
A one kilogram gold bar is around 80x40mm, and you could cover the Yas Marina track surface in 24,298,750 of them. The gold would cost a total of £675,483,624,112.50, which is around the same amount of money as the entire GDP of South Korea.
For some more stats on the Abu Dhabi GP see my mini-stat page