Yas Marina Circuit gears up to host four-day #ABUDHABIGP

YAS MARINA CIRCUIT GEARS UP TO HOST FOUR-DAY #ABUDHABIGP 2022 FESTIVAL2022 Abu Dhabi Formula 1. Preparations Shams Tower Canopy Cleaning
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Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 16 November 2022: With the four-day Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race festival just around the corner, Yas Marina Circuit is buzzing with activity as the world famous F1 landmark prepares to welcome thousands of motorsports fans, with more than 60 per cent visiting internationally in 2022. Hundreds of team officials along with 5 A-list musical artists VIP guests, celebrities, international media and, of course, the world’s best drivers will all be in attendance.

Making sure everything is ready and set to go ahead of the big race is a huge team of dedicated maintenance specialists, painters, gardeners and skilled technical experts who will be hard at work across the Circuit’s track, grandstands and landscaped areas.

As one of the world’s iconic motorsports venues, it’s vital that Yas Marina Circuit looks its very best for the tens of thousands of fans packed into the stands and the many millions watching live on TV around the globe, with audiences of 108 million enjoying 2021’s dramatic finale. A specialist maintenance team will ensure the 5.28-km track is looking its best.

Before this year’s four-day racing festival, a small army of cleaners will be given the essential task of clearing away the dust from the Circuit’s impressive Grandstands. Equipped with high-pressure hoses, the team will set about tackling the Circuit’s 228 canopies over a mammoth 6,920 hours of non-stop cleaning work in order have the venue looking spick and span and ready to welcome spectators.

Away from track and the Grandstands, Yas Marina Circuit’s 88.4 acres of landscaped areas are also given special attention with teams of gardeners pruning and planting 2.52 acres of seasonal flowers and petunias.

The green-fingered gardeners will install more than 1,750 different kinds of foliage along with 886 varieties of Palms and 529 potted plants to bring a splash of natural colour and the wonderful, scented aroma of flowers to Yas Marina Circuit.

While the huge cleaning operation is going on ahead of the F1 long weekend’s official start, behind the scenes the huge logistical task of organising this epic motorsport event is already well under way.

Teams of motor racing experts and logistics managers direct fleets of transporters carrying everything required for the FIA F2 Championship and the non-championship F4UAE race.

Squads of highly skilled technicians and safety experts will inspect every inch of the Circuit as part of intensive procedures to ensure the safety of the drivers, teams and the spectators watching the F1® action unfold.

With the huge to-do list slowly being completed job by job, the time arrives for the 26 F1, F2 and F4 UAE race teams to land in Abu Dhabi. The circuit’s logistics team have been planning and working constantly to prepare 227 rooms with more than 3,000 pieces of furniture, fittings or equipment, as well as inspected 65 forklift trucks and programmed more than 200 access cards ahead of the teams’ arrival from the season’s penultimate race in Brazil.

After 22 rounds racing the 2022 F1® season is guaranteed to be another four-day festival of sport and entertainment in Abu Dhabi – and Yas Marina Circuit is guaranteed to be looking great!

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