After complaints final yr concerning the venue not delivering sufficient of a spectacle for F1, circuit bosses gave the inexperienced mild for a serious overhaul of the structure.
Following months of labor, the raft of tweaks in three areas of the monitor have now been accomplished and resulted within the monitor being barely shorter at 5.28km.
The largest tweak is on the newly renamed Marsa nook on the finish of the second backstraight, the place a sequence of 90-degree bends have been changed by a single banked flip. Simulations counsel vehicles will take this at 240km/h.
The hairpin earlier than the primary again straight has additionally been modified, with the chicane earlier than it eliminated and the tight flip itself widened to a 20-metre huge nook.
It’s anticipated that vehicles will probably be approaching this hairpin at 300km/h.
A much less apparent change has additionally been made on the lodge complicated, the place the corners have been opened up barely to attempt to enable vehicles to comply with one another higher.
Saif Al Noaimi, Deputy CEO of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Administration that runs the occasion, stated: “It is an unimaginable second in historical past for Yas Marina Circuit.
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“These are the primary upgrades to the monitor because the circuit was first constructed in 2009, since then Formulation 1 vehicles, together with others in our fleets, have developed of their design and efficiency and as such, we’re dedicated to progressing with them to supply the final word racing expertise throughout the occasions held on the circuit.
“The modifications will amplify the aggressive nature of all motorsports occasions held on the venue however, with it proper across the nook, we’re in fact particularly excited to see how the motion unfolds on the brand new circuit structure throughout subsequent month’s season finale.”
Mark Hughes, Managing Director of Mrk1 Consulting with consulted on the monitor design, added: “After virtually a yr of planning with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Administration, it is superb to see the designs come to life over the previous few months.
“Yas Marina Circuit is already probably the most fashionable and spectacular Formulation 1 tracks on this planet, and these enhancements will guarantee spectators in attendance will see a wealth of leisure throughout all motorsports disciplines transferring ahead, in addition to offering exhilarating racing for these on the monitor.”