The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is hosted on the spectacular Yas Island, the track is a shining example of modern Formula One circuit design. The circuit has played host to two dramatic finales in the GP3 Series in recent years and always leads to a tantalising finish.
The track itself was designed with racing in mind. It features nine right turns and 12 left turns and is one of the few venues on the calendar to run in an anti-clockwise direction.
As well as the
waterside marina area, there are high-speed sections (including one of
the longest straights on the F1 calendar), tight corners for overtaking,
and even a twisty street circuit-style sector.
Overall, its diverse elements come together to create one of the longest and most demanding tracks in the world, where close and competitive racing is guaranteed.
Like in Jerez, this will be a circuit the drivers know well from the pre-season testing that takes places here following every season - however there will be an additional pressure as it plays host to the final and maybe deciding round of the 2017 GP3 Series Championship.
Round 12: Races 23-24
23-25 Nov, 2018