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Yas Island - Foundation of Yas Marina Circuit

The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was designed by the renowned German architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit's construction was part of a larger development project aimed at establishing Yas Island as a premier entertainment and leisure destination. Here is a general overview of how the Yas Marina Circuit was built:

  1. Design and Planning:

  • Hermann Tilke, a well-known figure in the world of motorsports circuit design, was tasked with creating a state-of-the-art facility that could host the Formula One Grand Prix.

  • The design process involved considerations for safety, spectator experience, and meeting the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) standards for Formula One circuits.

  1. Construction:

  • The construction of the Yas Marina Circuit began in 2007, and the project was managed by Aldar Properties PJSC, the real estate development company responsible for Yas Island.

  • The construction process involved significant earthmoving, grading, and the creation of the track layout according to the approved design.

  • High-quality materials and advanced construction techniques were employed to ensure the durability and safety of the circuit.

  1. Facilities and Infrastructure:

  • In addition to the track itself, the Yas Marina Circuit includes state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel, which spans across the track and provides a unique visual spectacle.

  • The pit building and team facilities were constructed to meet the needs of Formula One teams and provide a modern and efficient working environment during race events.

  1. Technology and Lighting:

  • One of the distinctive features of the Yas Marina Circuit is its lighting system. The circuit is equipped with a sophisticated lighting system that allows for night racing, making the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix one of the few Formula One races held under lights.

  • The lighting system was designed to meet the specifications required for television broadcasting and to create a visually stunning spectacle for both on-site spectators and viewers around the world.

  1. Inauguration:

  • The Yas Marina Circuit officially opened in October 2009, and it hosted its first Formula One Grand Prix later that year. The inaugural race took place on November 1, 2009.

The Yas Marina Circuit has since become a fixture on the Formula One calendar, hosting the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Additionally, the circuit is used for various motorsport events and experiences throughout the year

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