Formula 1 has extended its contract with the Abu Dhabi GP to ensure it is held at the Yas Marina Circuit until 2030.
The Abu Dhabi GP is a relatively new event compared to other locations on the calendar. The F1 circus began attending the Yas Marina Circuit in 2009 and has used the venue every year since.
Prior to the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend, F1 announced that it settled a deal with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM). The agreement states that the 5.281km (3.28mi) track will be hosting the Abu Dhabi GP every season until 2030.
“We are delighted to confirm that we will be racing in Abu Dhabi until 2030 under this new agreement,” the F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali commented. “We are hugely looking forward to the season finale this weekend when more Formula 1 history will be made.”
“The promoter, ADMM, always creates an incredible show for the final race of every F1 season and combined with the changes made to improve the racing on the Yas Marina Circuit we are excited for many years of racing in Abu Dhabi that is ahead of us.”
The CEO of ADMM 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.”