Formula One has announced that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will remain on the calendar until 2030.
Since arriving on the F1 calendar in 2009, Abu Dhabi has established itself as an iconic venue which has hosted the season finale on 10 occasions except for 2011-13 seasons when Brazil hosted the final races in those three seasons.
Abu Dhabi has also played host to three title deciders with Lewis Hamilton involved in all three of those title-deciding showdowns, and the Brit will again be involved in a title decider around Yas Marina this weekend as he faces Max Verstappen for the 2021 title.
Speaking about the decision to extend the deal for Abu Dhabi GP at Yas Marina Circuit, F1 CEO – Stefano Domenicali said: “We are delighted to confirm that we will be racing in Abu Dhabi until 2030 under this new agreement.
“We are hugely looking forward to the season finale this weekend when more Formula 1 history will be made.”
Domenicali proceeded to praise the race promoter – ADMM for their work in creating “an incredible show for the final race” of the season between 2009-10 and from 2014 onwards, whilst iterating his excitement at new changes aimed at improving the racing for this weekend and beyond.
ADMM CEO, Saif Al Noaimi added: “The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Yas Marina Circuit continue to introduce hundreds of millions of spectators and TV viewers to Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.
“The signing of a new multi-year deal with the Formula One Group not only represents the strength of our relationship but reaffirms our commitment to delivering an unparalleled and world-class race weekend experience for all visitors to enjoy.”
F1 are currently in Abu Dhabi gearing up for the 2021 season finale which will see Max Verstappen look to become the Netherlands’ first F1 champion or Lewis Hamilton seal a historic record-breaking eighth title.
Mercedes meanwhile look to secure an eighth consecutive constructor title as the current hybrid era draws to a close, ahead of a technical regulations overhaul in 2022.