Tickets on sale for this year's Abu Dhabi GP

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Are you attending the end-of-season spectacular?

F1 is entering a new era with lower, wider and faster cars making this season possibly the fastest ever and most spectacular for fans to watch.

With all this excitement surrounding the new F1 season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix continues to offer its incredible array of ticket packages available to suit fans, families and entertainment seekers ahead of the event.

All ticket categories for 2017 have been maintained at 2016 prices at locations such as Abu Dhabi Hill and the five Grandstands.

This year will see the ‘GP Parks Pass’ return and the new ‘Kids Go Free’ package introduced, providing additional flexibility and value.

With each three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchased, ‘Kids Go Free’. This means that one child under 12 will get free Friday entry to that Grandstand, as well as enjoying free access to Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

This option will bring the whole family together to celebrate the region’s biggest and best sporting and entertainment weekend.

The ‘GP Parks Pass’ is a three-day package that allows unlimited access to Yas Island Parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This special three-day ticket package starts from AED1,120 (for Abu Dhabi Hill) and will only be available for purchase until May 31 from all ticket outlets. Please visit the website for more details of all ‘GP Parks Pass’ options.

Those booking before May 31 will be eligible for a 30 per cent discount.

Corporate clients will also be rewarded with discounts for early booking of the Circuit’s wide range of hospitality solutions available during race weekend, with new products announced.

With the 2017 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 24-26 confirmed as the final race of the 2017 season, fans will not want to miss out on the climax to what promises to be the most exciting championship battle in years.

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Since our inaugural race in 2009, I’m yet to experience as much anticipation for a Formula 1 season. The new technical rules haven’t just changed the appearance of the cars – they have made them faster and much more challenging to drive. As we just saw in Melbourne, the new rules will mean a whole new experience for everyone attending the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, Eithad Airways, added: “As title sponsor of the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since the inaugural race in 2009, the F1 race has been an incredibly important event for the Etihad Airways’ brand and for Abu Dhabi as a destination.

“Etihad Airways will again activate its global marketing resources to promote this thrilling race to ensure, alongside its partners, that visitors have a truly memorable experience.”

Away from the track, ticket holders are guaranteed a packed four days of entertainment that kicks off with a return of ‘Super Thursday’ following its successful introduction last year.

In addition to the Pit Lane Walk, the day will see the first performance by world-class musical artists at the daily After-Race concert, as well as the opening of the Main Oasis area.

Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800.

They are also available at all Etihad Shops, Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall and through the YasHUB smartphone app, as well as Facebook shop: www.facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit.

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F1 round-up: Sebastian Vettel clinches Australian GP win

Brendon Netto 26/03/2017

Sebastian Vettel out-manoeuvred Lewis Hamilton and the world champion Mercedes team with a stunning victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

Vettel won by almost 10 seconds from Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a commanding victory of tactics and superior speed around the Albert Park street circuit.

Ferrari hadn't won in Melbourne since Kimi Raikkonen's 2007 victory and it was Vettel's second triumph in Australia after winning the 2011 race with Red Bull.

[inlinescript5] DRIVER OF THE DAY Sebastian Vettel was absolutely flawless in the season opener, establishing Ferrari's ambitions from the onset. The four-time former world champion finished 9.9 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Hamilton's early stop meant he rejoined behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen which allowed Vettel to open up a decisive gap at the head of the field and one he wasn't about to relinquish. FASTEST LAP Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen missed out on a podium finish as he came in fourth but registered the fastest lap of the day. The Fin clocked his best time in lap 56. Valtteri Bottas’ 1:26.593 proved the second-fastest, also on lap 56, with Vettel’s 1:26.638 third during lap 53. While the front-runners all achieved their quickest speeds towards the end of the race the fact Hamilton’s fastest of 1:27.033 occurred on lap 44 – the second earliest of the top 13 drivers – emphasises how difficult he found it closing the gap on Vettel. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT Daniel Ricciardo endured a hellish Australian Grand Prix with a weekend-long spell of wretched luck. It just went from bad to worse for the amiable Red Bull driver who crashed in qualifying, copped a grid penalty, started the race from pit lane, before his car stopped on lap 29 of his 58-lap home GP. "Sorry mate. Car is done. Let's get out of here," the shattered Ricciardo told his Red Bull Racing colleagues over the team radio. That’s six Australian GPs now for Ricciardo; two retirements, a disqualification, a ninth, a sixth and a fourth place. ONE TO WATCH On his debut with Force India, Esteban Ocon impressed with a tenth place finish, registering his first points in Formula One. He showed great fight when he battled Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg in lap 52 to get into the top ten.

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Fifth 'best we could do' in qualifying, admits Verstappen

F1i 25/03/2017
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Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen will start from fifth place in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, and the teenager said that it the team couldn’t have expected any more.

The Dutch driver will start behind two rows dominated by drivers from Mercedes and Ferrari. He said that he felt this was a true reflection of Red Bull’s current form under 2017’s new rules.

“Of course not good enough,” he said after qualifying. “But after a troubled weekend and basically I saw it coming after winter testing – this is the best we could do.”

Asked by Sky Sports F1 why he felt that the team couldn’t have done any better on the day, Verstappen identified car set-up as an issue.

“Tricky balance in the car. All the time, when we’re changing something it changes quite a lot in terms of understeer and oversteer.”

But set-up wasn’t the only problem apparently holding Red Bull back at the start of the season.

“Basically not having the pace. Of course we’re still down on power but also in terms of grip levels we’re not the same as Ferrari and Mercedes yet.”

He was clear on what he needed when the lights went out in Melbourne tomorrow.

“Just a clean start. We don’t have the pace to challenge the Ferraris and Mercedes. I’m realistic. Probably a very lonely race, because behind me is also quite a big gap.”

However Verstappen did give a big thumbs up to the this year’s cars – at least to a point.

“In terms of driving, yes,” he replied when asked if the new tyre and downforce regulations were going in the right direction for Formula 1.

“It’s a lot faster and a lot more enjoyable, especially in qualifying when you take out the fuel. In the high speed corners it’s hooked, it’s really good.

“But in terms of racing I think it will be more boring. Tomorrow, whoever takes first in turn one will win the race.”

Verstappen added that he felt the new rules had contributed to the accident suffered by his team mate Daniel Ricciardo in Q3.

“The problem [for Ricciardo] is that the tyres are quite wide in the rear now, and as soon as you lose it it’s really difficult to catch it. Just because they are that wide, and you lose a lot of grip suddenly.

“It’s what I experienced in [pre-season testing in] Barcelona when you have a moment,” he added. “But normally when you just have a normal balance in the car and you don’t have an oversteer they’re actually easier to drive.”

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