Formula One fans will now get to enjoy the spectacle of the season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in a new setting after the Yas Marina Circuit announced a new grandstand for the 2022 race.
Tickets for the Abu Dhabi GP went on sale earlier this year and following exceptionally high demand, Yas Marina Circuit’s capacity has been raised for the first time in eight years. The new grandstand is located between turns five and six and will offer fans an awe-inspiring experience as the cars blast by on the circuit’s longest straight over the November 17-20 weekend.
The great vantage point will offer spectators a chance to enjoy the thrills of the race like last year where the championship was won by Max Verstappen in incredible circumstances after the season finale was reduced to a one-lap showdown in the final stretch. Red Bull driver Verstappen snatched the F1 championship from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after the pair headed to the 2021 championship decider locked on 369.5 points.
The history-making 2021 race was one of the most-watched sporting events of the year with 108 million viewers tuning in for the race. The 2022 season promises similar drama and action following new rules that have already created a stir. World champion Verstappen increased his lead in this year’s title race as he clinched a thrilling victory in a closely-fought Canadian Grand Prix.