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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.

‘The National’ stated that tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix went on sale earlier this year and following exceptionally high demand, the Yas Marina Circuit’s capacity has been raised for the first time in eight years.

Formula One is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a Formula One motor racing event. It was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first race took place on November 1st, 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke (German motorsports racing driver)-designed Yas Marina Circuit.

The 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held from November 18th to November 20th.

The 60,000-capacity Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi.

‘The National’ further stated that 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 17th to November 20th 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 the Belgian-Dutch motorsports racing driver 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 (British race car driver) 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.

The 24-year-old Dutchman resisted intense late pressure from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz (Spanish motorsports racing driver) to win by under a second.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton, who has been struggling with a Mercedes car plagued by porpoising issues, came home third to claim his second podium of a difficult season ahead of teammate George Russell in fourth.

Verstappen thus moved 46 points clear of his rivals in the championship, which should make for another enthralling season finish.

Apart from the race, there will be a lot more for fans to enjoy. The 25,000-capacity Etihad Park is also just a short walk away, giving access to the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

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