Track Guide – Round 08 – Abu Dhabi
Round 8, Abu Dhabi
The eighth and final round of the F2 season will be held at the Yas Marina Circut in Abu Dhabi. The Circuit is a stunning facility built on Yas Island and with Ferrari World just next door it is certainly a hit with fans.
The Yas Marina Circuit is 3.4 miles long and features a blend of high speed corners and a slow, twisty section towards the end of the lap.
Abu Dhabi hosts some intriguing corners too such as the Turn 7 hairpin which is important to get right as it leads onto a long straight.
The final sector of the lap is very technical with plenty of slow corners. The track winds around the Marina with a strong sense of Monaco. Abd even flows underneath the Yas hotel which is brilliantly illuminated at night.
In 2017 F2 saw a great showdown for the lead between to young pretenders Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc. Albon gave it everything to score a win in F2 but Charles Leclerc breezed past the Thai driver on the last lap after some great wheel to wheel action.