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About this race

Race name 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Round 21

Race dates November 25 to 27

Circuit Yas Marina Circuit

First race on this circuit 2009

Grands Prix held on the circuit 7

Laps 55

Race distance 305.355km

Circuit length 5.554km

Lap record 1:40.279 by Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2009

Chance of safety car Medium

Most wins by driver on this circuit Sebastian Vettel (3)

Most wins by team on this circuit Red Bull Racing (3)

Ticket prices Dh995 onwards (depending on package, grandstand, number of days and access) Get your tickets here

Table of points

At a gap of a frustrating 12 points for defending champion Lewis Hamilton, his team-mate Nico Rosberg is leading the points table. All he needs is a podium finish (finish first, second or third) to secure his maiden title. Here are the top 8 as of the last round held in Brazil.

Rankings  Driver Nationality Car Points 
1 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 367
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 355
3 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer 246
4 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 197
5 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer 192
6 Kimi Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 178
7 Sergio Perez MEX Force India Mercedes 97
8 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams Mercedes 85


2015 results

Lewis Hamilton won the title last year at 381 points, more than 50 points ahead of his team mate and the runner-up, Nico Rosberg. 

Event Schedule

November 25

Friday Practice 1 1pm to 2.30pm Practice 2 5pm to 6.30pm After race concert Pitbull

November 26

Saturday Practice 3 2pm to 3pm Qualifier 5pm to 6pm After race concert Lionel Richie

November 27

Sunday race 5pm to 7pm After race concert Rihanna

**All timing details in UAE time

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