The developer behind Abu Dhabi’s new F1 racetrack has pledged to deliver “the world’s most unique track” upon its completion in 2008. During the Chinese Grand prix weekend F1 teams were shown pictures of the new venue that will host the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the Yas Island Marina circuit. It will hold the final round of the 2009 F1 season.
The project is part of the US$40bn Yas Island development, which will convert 2500 hectares of the island into a leisure and entertainment tourism destination. Officials declined to disclose how much money has been allocated for developing the track.
The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke but the construction is being handled by Philippe Gurdjian, the man behind the re-design of the Circuit Paul Ricard, now known as the High Tech Test Track.