Monday, November 15, 2010

F1 Abu Dhabi 2010 - Race Day Warm Up

Yas Marina Circuit, located here in Abu Dhabi, UAE ... 2 years old, and already a legend in the sport of motor-racing after what transpired yesterday! 21 corners, and the longest straight in F1, with what could possibly be the coolest track-side hotel in the world, with a marina alongside, this is quite a venue!

Grid positions, interestingly Vettel in P1 and Hamilton in P2, and leader of the pack (with this being the last race remaining!) Alonso in P3!

Guys warming up their Bridgestone tyres (Last year in F1!) pre-race start ... The sound was deafening!

With the constructor's title, this is already Red Bull's year. But can it be Sebestian Vettel's as well :-)? Or can Scudeira Ferrari's 2-time world champion, Fernando Alonso, hold him off?

Malaysia participated through Team Lotus Racing as well :-)

Best view in town? From the Yas Hotel or from your boat on the marina ... take your pick. I had the Support Pit Grandstand, I wasn't complaining! Made it there just in time for the start of the race though ... phew! I was impressed how everyone stood up for the UAE, ooops Abu Dhabi anthem ;-)

How cool is this .. A fly-past by Etihad Airways, the chief sponsor of the race :-)

Etihad Airbus A340-600 doing the fly-past ... three times!

Drivers were oblivious to the Airbus flying overhead :-)

One more time under the Yas Hotel bridge before the race starts ....

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