Fans meet their F1® heroes
F1 Autograph sessions attract fans from far and wide as Red Bull Racing, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, Marussia F1 and Lotus F1 teams delight in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (Friday 1st November, 2013) – As fans descend upon Yas Marina Circuit for the official start of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, F1® drivers took the opportunity to meet Abu Dhabi’s super fans.
Ferrari super fan Ahmed Al Abr from Abu Dhabi, meets Scuderia Ferrari legend, Fernando Alonso in the lead up to the 2013 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Enthusiasts gathered to meet their motorsport idols, and take a piece of the race weekend with them, as F1® drivers signed team merchandise and personal belongings.
Ahmed Al Abr, from Abu Dhabi, who has attended every Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to date was delighted to meet his hero, Fernando Alonso. Commenting as he had his kandurah signed, Ahmed commented: “I love the atmosphere. Ferrari are my favourite team, and Alonso is the best driver in the world.”
Red Bull Racing, Mercedes AGM, Scuderia Ferrari, Marussia F1 and Lotus F1 have hosted public signings, and over the race weekend the remaining teams will meet their dedicated fans.
Now in its fifth year, the sell-out event is set to draw a record crowd of 55,000 fans from all around the world.
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is the home of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With motorsport as its pulse and an extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences like Drag and Track Nights, the circuit has also emerged as a thriving hub of entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most dynamic and technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting, driving an Aston Martin GT4 over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at Train Yas, or simply catch up with friends over burgers and shakes at Yas Central, there's something for everyone at Yas Marina Circuit.