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Yas Marina Circuit, the organisers of the first ever Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, today announced that the event is sold out.

“We’ve had an amazing response locally, nationally and internationally and every ticket has been sold,” said Richard Cregan, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.

“This will be an historic race of firsts: The first F1 race at Yas Marina Circuit; the first day into evening F1 race - with only one driver who will forever be recognised in F1 history as the winner of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

“For all the fans attending the event, we aim to give them a truly memorable experience.”

Approximately 50,000 spectators will be hosted in Grandstands around the 5.5km Formula 1™ track. Yas Marina Circuit is packed with unique and innovative features: - every Grandstand seat is under cover, a first for any Formula 1™ circuit; The Yas Hotel straddles the track, allowing guests to experience the sensation of race cars passing underneath; cars exiting Pit Lane re-enter the circuit via a tunnel; and drivers who miss their braking point at the end of the longest straight in Formula 1™ traverse a run-off area beneath the West Grandstand.

The wider Abu Dhabi community can also take advantage of one of the most diverse and ambitious city-wide entertainment programmes ever seen by a Formula 1™ host city.

This free programme ensures that everyone in Abu Dhabi is able to experience the excitement of the race as they watch it live at the city’s Corniche beach.

After the inaugural 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit will operate year-round with a variety of international racing and other special events; drag racing; the driving school; corporate events; and concerts; to name but a few.

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