It’s the final date on the Formula One Grand Prix calendar, the race which brings to a close 2019’s season of drama, high energy, fierce battles and superb driving. And Abu Dhabi isn’t chosen as the final climax to this year’s legendary competition for nothing. For no other race can turn on the entertainment, the theatre or the suspense quite like this one.
On Saturday 30th November a weekend of spectacles begins with the qualifying races, each driver and team pushing the boundaries – and their cars – to snare a better position by a hare’s breadth of a second. With two more races before Abu Dhabi, Mercedes already looks set to take the constructor’s crown, with Hamilton and Bottas currently in first and second place in the driver’s championship. But in Formula One anything can change, and the battles are far from decided yet.
This year the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will celebrate 10 years in the glittering world of Formula One, and they have certainly made their mark during that time. The man-made, $40 billion Yas Island was built around the racetrack at its heart, the 5.5 kilometre Yas Marina Circuit weaving between seven hotels, Ferrari’s indoor theme park, a mall, water park, golf course, and concert arena. For 55 laps drivers navigate some of the season’s most nail-biting corners and straights on the Hermann Tilke-designed track. Most notable is the 1.2 kilometre straight between Turns 7 and 8 where some astounding over-taking manoeuvres unfold. And to make it all yet more dramatic, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the first ever race to be held at night. With a 5pm start time, night descends around the track during the course of the race, ramping up the energy and finishing with an explosion of fireworks and world class entertainment.
Be Part of the Excitement
There is no better seat to take in the action than from one of the luxury superyachts lining the quays of Yas Marina. The roar of the engines is deafening and the smell of diesel hangs in the air as you watch the battles unfold just metres away. With this all-inclusive package offered by TJB Super Yachts, you can spend a weekend in the heart of the action, getting behind the scenes and partying the night away.
The weekend begins with an intimate question and answer session with Formula One legend Martin Brundle before it’s time to take your aft deck seats aboard your luxury yacht to watch the qualifying race. With adrenaline and excitement pulsing through the crowds, you’ll be treated to a private, on board performance by The Kooks as you dance the night away.
Sunday dawns with anticipation palpable throughout Yas Island, and some time to enjoy the high quality attractions on offer. Squeeze in a round of golf or stick to racing with a visit to the Ferrari theme park before taking your seats back on board in time for drinks and an exhilarating air display by Etihad Airways. At 5pm the chequered flag is waved and the last race of the season gets underway. As darkness descends, floodlights illuminate the track, the drivers battling for that final and coveted podium finish.
Spend the evening celebrating the end of a rip-roaring season, with Abu Dhabi’s skyline glowing under a jaw-dropping fireworks display. The evening gets into full swing with DJ Luck, MC Neat and finally the Artful Dodger performing on board.
Contact us today to secure your spot at the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season.