Formula 1 is ending the 2020 schedule with a 17-race calendar naming Abu Dhabi as the final host to the world championship, set to take place from 11th-13th December.
Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to be held from 11th-13th December
Sporting events are gradually making a return to the UAE following the Coronavirus pandemic and Formula 1 is the latest entrant on the calendar with a race confirmed to take place from 11th-13th December at the Yas Marina Circuit. The F1 has been a regular fixture on the country’s high-profile sporting events line-up with a season-ending race held in the capital at the end of the year since 2009. Thousands of motorsports fans, celebrities and high-rollers descend upon the emirate to catch the adrenaline-fuelled race.
“We can confirm that Turkey, Bahrain (hosting two races), and Abu Dhabi will be part of the revised season and want to express our thanks to the hard work of all our promoters and partners in making this 17-race season possible.Formula 1
Turkey gets its first race in nine years and Bahrain to host two races
Formula 1 announced its return to Turkey after hosting its last race in 2011, scheduled to take place at the Intercity Istanbul Park from 13th-15th November, followed by Bahrain hosting the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix from 27th-29th November and the Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix to be held from 4th-6th December, ending with Abu Dhabi hosting the final race.
Eyes on the prize for Lewis Hamilton
This year’s races witnessed Mercedes’ famed racer Lewis Hamilton clinch the number one spot in Styria, Hungary, the UK and in Spain, leading the standings while Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen share one victory respectively.
Photograph credit: Mercedes AMG F1
Top-tier sporting events in the UAE
Thanks to the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MOHAP) efforts to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, a lot of high-profile sporting events are eyeing the UAE as a host nation. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted the Fight Island and UFC 251 last month, followed by the hotly-anticipated Indian Premier League’s 13th edition set to begin from 19th September, with teams and players in town staying under lockdown until they complete a 14-day quarantine period.
(Featured photograph credit: Formula 1)