OVER 7000 F1 FANS ATTEND PIT LANE WALK AT YAS
Fans given the chance to take a walk along Yas Marina Circuit’s pit lane and meet F1 drivers
Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (Thursday 10 November) – Eager F1 fans poured into Yas Marina Circuit today, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the F1 team’s busily preparing their cars for this weekend’s racing. Fans were also given the opportunity to meet seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.
The Thursday of a race weekend is typically focused on allowing fans an up-close look at Pit Lane, to greet their driver heroes, and take advantage of the array of entertainment on offer in the Oasis areas.
Each year, people come from all around the world to experience the Etihad Airways Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.
Long-time Formula 1 fan Henry Olejnik (56), travelled from Scotland to Abu Dhabi to experience the race at Yas Marina Circuit for the first time, he commented, “Today was truly the stuff of dreams, to be up close and personal to the magnificent F1 cars and teams in this fabulous Yas Marina setting, simply takes my breath away. Getting to meet Alonso and Schumacher was a real highlight for me; it’s so nice to find them approachable and appreciative of their fans. It is a wonderful memory for me to take back to Scotland.”
Australian F1 fanatic, Kylie Brownlee (30) commented about her experience, “I love the Pit Lane Walk; it’s your first chance to feel the passion and taste the tension of the coming weekend of sensory overload.”
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most technologically advanced motor racing facilities ever developed. Located on Yas Island, the circuit debuted on October 30, 2009 with the final race of the FIA Formula One World Championship - the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to a capacity crowd of around 50,000. Year round, Yas Marina Circuit hosts an extensive programme of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. Supplementary facilities include the Yas Drag Racing Centre, the Yas Racing School and the Yas Kartzone.