The Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, comes up this weekend (November 2 thru 4), at the Yas Marina Circuit around the Yas Marina – hard to believe it’s in the desert!
Of course, we will have our involved SAF1C Race Watch Party at the Lion & Rose Pub (in Alamo Heights, off Broadway). Our event will take place at 3:30pm, in their non-smoking room they affectionately call the Dungeon (really, it’s actually nice).
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix runs around the man-made Yas Marina Marina. It was birthed out of the raw desert only just 3 years ago, to debut as a new Formula 1 circuit in 2009. This is a “twilight race”, from late afternoon light to early evening dark. It circulates around the distinctly changing lighting of the five-star, 500-room Yas Marina Hotel. This track was designed by renowned F1 circuit architect Hermann Tilke, as was “our” new Circuit of The Americas (CoTA, just south of Austin, Texas)! This circuit also goes in a counter-clockwise direction, like CoTA…
Featuring Tilke trademark turns & straights, the Yas Marina Circuit has the longest straight of all the F1 circuits, along with twisty sections that are not unlike a street circuit. There’s even a tunnel under the track, as part of the the pit exit! In addition, we’ll be able to enjoy double-DRS action with 2 zones for overtaking opportunities.
Okay then, we look forward to seeing you at the last Formula 1 race & SAF1C Race Watch Party before the Austin F1 USGP (2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX), coming up in only 2 weeks!!! Again, for the Abu Dhabi GP, we will meet this Sunday at 3:30pm at the Lion & Rose Pub, in Alamo Heights.
RACE ON !