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Thousands of Formula 1® fans from around the world get to soak up the unique atmosphere and get a rare glimpse of teams hard at work before the big race

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 24 November, 2016: As Abu Dhabi prepares to close out yet another exciting season of racing that will again see the World Champion crowned at Yas Marina Circuit, fans of the sport were given an inside look at this year’s teams fine tuning their cars today (Thursday) ahead of the on-track action.

The public queued to enjoy the perennially popular Public Pit Lane Walk at the Circuit before the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX weekend.

Opening the pit lane to the public enabled F1® fans from across the globe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their favourite teams and drivers while they were preparing for what promises to be a stunning conclusion to the 2016 season, with Rosberg, Hamilton and Vettel all going for the win.

Three-day ticket holders were given the opportunity, with some only dreaming of being so close to the pinnacle of motorsport before today.

“I have been to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before but I never bought a three-day ticket so the pit lane walk is all new to me. I have to say I am loving it so far, and wish I had experienced it previously. It’s so exciting to be able to see what does actually happen at the pit garages,” said Robyn Murdoch, 37, a Canadian national.

“When you watch on TV at home, it’s very different. This brings it all to life and it’s especially magical this year with the fight for the title taking place at Yas Marina Circuit. My dad back in Canada is so jealous as he’s a huge Formula 1® fan. He has asked me to take as many pics as I can!”

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