What’s new. For the first time people will be able to preselect their seats when buying tickets online Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Tickets for the 10th anniversary edition of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are now on sale with 30 per cent discounts for those who book before May 31, Yas Marina Circuit has announced.

For the first time, people will be able to book their preferred seats in one of the five grandstands when buying online.

A new one-day Paddock Club ticket category has been created this year. Available for Dh3,450, the Friday-only ticket package offers race goers the ultimate F1 experience including exclusive Paddock access, premium food and beverage options, plus the popular Thursday and Friday night After-Race Concerts.

Alternatively, visitors can book the Terrace Hospitality packages in Main Grandstand with views of Turn 1 or North Grandstand overlooking the hairpin and enjoy upscale hospitality.

The Champions Club is situated across two levels and offers some of the best views. Marsa Boxes are the traditional corporate hospitality offering, available with a branded box on top of an all-inclusive F&B offering.

Club upgrades are available on three-day grandstand tickets and provide access to an informal club with fantastic facilities including TVs showing all the racing action, outdoor seating, plus a private à la carte restaurant with cash bar.

Lounge ticket holders will be able to watch the action from a reserved seat in the top level of the North Grandstand or West Grandstand with views of the North hairpin (North) and long straight (West). Offered as a three-day ticket, The Lounge provides conveniently located food and beverage outlets.

Yas Suites located in West, North and Main Grandstands are available as a three-day package (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), letting guests absorb the thrilling motorsport weekend action from the comfort of an air-conditioned grandstand suite.

The ‘Super Parks Pass’ is an upgraded three-day package that allows unlimited access to all three Yas Island Parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi – on Wednesday to Sunday. This special three-day ticket package starts from Dh1,340.

Last year’s popular ‘Kids Go Free’ package will return in 2018, providing additional flexibility and value. With each three-day adult grandstand ticket purchased, ‘Kids Go Free’. Up to four children under 12 will get free Friday entry to that grandstand. They will also get to enjoy free access to the three Yas Island parks which will offer a real ‘Family Friday’ F1 experience.