The FIA has given its official seal of approval to the Yas Island circuit which will host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final F1 race of the year.
These first pictures of the completed circuit show some of its unusual details – including the hotel which bridges across the track at one point.
When the F1 circus arrives there in three weeks’ time expect the usual uniform chorus of approval for F1’s latest megabucks venue. And the facilities indeed look impressive.
But is the track any good? Has it got real character – or is it another template from the Hermann Tilke cookie cutter? Have your say in the comments.
Update: Some new footage of the track in this video:
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Images (C) Yas Island circuit