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Private jet Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

The Abu Dhabi Formula one, F1 Grand prix is the twenty first and final race in the 2016 Formula one, F1 season in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the Yas Marina circuit on the 27th November 2016.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a Formula One race. It was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on 1 November 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit.

On 25 June 2008 the FIA announced the provisional 2009 Formula One calendar including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 19th and final race of the season on 15 November. On 5 November 2008, however, it was announced that the race would be held as the season finale on 1 November, two weeks before the initially planned date, as the 17th and final race.

The inaugural race was Formula One’s first ever day-night race, starting at 17:00 local time. Floodlights used to illuminate the circuit were switched on from the start of the event to ensure a seamless transition from daylight to darkness. Subsequent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have also been day-night races.

Formula 1 first came to Abu Dhabi in 2007 in the guise of the first ever Formula One Festival. Announced in January 2007, the event which took place on 3 February 2007 was free, and the largest gathering of current Formula One cars and drivers outside of a Grand Prix. At the festival it was announced that Abu Dhabi had won the rights to host a Grand Prix from 2009 until 2016. Later that year, Etihad Airways negotiated a three-year deal for them to become sponsors of the Grand Prix.

For the 2009 Formula One season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was added to the schedule. It was provisionally announced as being held on 15 November 2009, as the 19th and final Grand Prix of the season. Both the Canadian Grand Prix and French Grand Prix were later removed from the provisional schedule, and as a result the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was moved to 1 November 2009 where it would become the last of 17 meetings. In August 2009, it was announced that the start time would be 1700 local time (1300 UTC), and that the race would be floodlit. The inaugural race was won by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull Racing.

The Yas Marina Circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke and is located on Yas Island — a 2,550 hectares (25.5 km2) island on the east coast of Abu Dhabi — and the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the first major event to take place on the circuit.

The Yas Marina circuit lies 9 kilometres away from Abu Dhabi International airport (OMAA / AUH). The journey time by car is around 15 minutes via the Yas tunnel subject to traffic.  Alternatively, Abu Dhabi Al-Bateen Executive airport (OMAD / AZI) which is specifically for private jets lies 23 kilometres away and takes 20-25 minutes in the car, subject to traffic.  A helicopter charter from either airport takes around 10 minutes.

Arranging a private jet charter or helicopter transfer with Freedom Air to arrive in style to the Abu Dhabi Formula one, F1 grand prix in Abu Dhabi is simple.  The Freedom Air team can be reached on: +44 (0) 1275 548001 and charters@flyfreedomair.com to book your next trip.