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Yas Marina Circuit layout & records

Circuit Details Lap Record Pole Record
Location: Abu Dahbi, UAE Lap Record: 1:40.279 min Record Pole: 1:38.481 min
Race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Date: 1 November 2009 Date: 12 November 2011
Used Since: 2009 F1 Driver: Sebastian Vettel F1 Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Type: Closed Cricuit F1 Car: Red Bull RB5 Renault F1 Car: Red Bull RB7 Renault
 Lap Dist.: 5.554 km Speed: 199.388 km/h Speed: 203,028 km/h

 

Yas Marina Circuit Layout
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Yas Marina circuit: Three turns in detail

Turn 7
Yas Marina is considered a mid-range power track, although the power sensitivity is lessened by the high concentration of low to medium speed bends in the back part of the circuit round the Marina. Turn 7, the hairpin, is the slowest of the circuit and similar to the challenges of the Grand Hairpin in Monaco. The engine braking needs to be particularly effective for rear stability on entrance, but equally the response needs to be completely correct as the hairpin exit leads onto the long back straight. Any hesitation will compromise the entry to the straight and therefore the overall lap time.

Back straight (between Turns 7 and 8)
Approximately 55% of the track is spent at full throttle, with average speeds of 190kph, similar to the demands of Montreal circuit. The percentage is heightened by the two long straights, the longest of which is the 1.2km straight between turns 7 and 8. The RS27 will be at full throttle for 14secs here, reaching speeds of over 310kph. Calibration of gear ratios is crucial: seventh gear must be set relatively long to allow a competitive end of straight speed with DRS active. However the right-hand corners in the third sector require the gears to be closely spaced to achieve the required short bursts of acceleration between tight corners, so engine engineers will be forced to compromise somewhere along the line.

Turn 21
The third part of the track from turn 11 through to the final turn 21 features mainly right hand corners that are taken in second or third gear. Turn 21 is a good example of a typical corner in this section. The average speed is low; just 160kph so the RS27 will be set up to give good driveability whilst being responsive for the short bursts of power between turns. Rear stability is the key here since tenths of a second can be won if the car is ‘nailed’ to the track in the slow speed turns.

Previous F1 GP Winners on Yas Marina Circuit
Year Race Date Driver Team Laps
2013 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 3 November 1 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Mark Webber
3 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Nico Rosberg
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Mercedes
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2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 4 November 1 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Kimi Räikkönen
2 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Fernando Alonso
3 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Lotus F1
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Ferrari
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
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2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 13 November 1 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Lewis Hamilton
2 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Fernando Alonso
3 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Jenson Button
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records McLaren
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Ferrari
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records McLaren
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2010 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 14 November 1 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Lewis Hamilton
3 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Jenson Button
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records McLaren
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records McLaren
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2009 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 1 November 1 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Sebastian Vettel
2 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Mark Webber
3 Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Jenson Button
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Red Bull
Yas Marina Circuit layout & records Brawn
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