Formula 1 returns to Abu Dhabi

Marshmello, the multi-billion-streaming international producer, has been announced as Thursday’s headliner

Racegoers from more than 170 countries will travel to The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019, which will run from November 28 to December 2 this year, delivering five full days of on-track and off-track entertainment across Yas Island.

Following last year’s tenth anniversary edition, the five-day race festival of on and off-track entertainment starts with Super Thursday and the Public Pitlane Walk, with the action continuing across the entire weekend to Monday. The 48th UAE National Day on December 2 will be marked by a whole day of fun activations on Abu Dhabi Hill to keep the festival mood going after the excitement of Sunday’s race day.

Home-grown motorsports talents, Hamda and Amna Al Qubaisi, will get behind the wheel in an F4UAE race. Held during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the first time, the F4UAE races will showcase the technical driving ability of Hamda and Amna alongside with a starting grid of gifted young drivers who each have the potential to become tomorrow’s F1 champions.

A wonderful addition to this year’s off-track action is the Grand Prix Auction, hosted by acclaimed international auction house, RM Sotheby’s. A must for all motorsport lovers, among the rare and legendary cars set to go under the hammer is Michael Schumacher’s 2002 Formula One championship-winning Ferrari.

The Grand Prix Auction is a unique opportunity to see, and potentially own, a truly iconic F1 car while other supercars, including a 1990 Ferrari F40, a 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ad a 2001 Diablo GT, are also up for sale to the highest bidder.

There will be performances from global A-listers such as Marshmello, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey and The Killers, at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts.