Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Abu Dhabi's Grand Prix does it big, and at night


Take the beloved world of Formula 1 racing, the world's second-most popular sport.

Schedule the sport’s only twilight event, then wrap the track around a yacht-filled marina. What've you got?

A Grand Prix. Abu Dhabi style.

Abandon any NASCAR crowd notions before entering the UAE capital’s Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.
Subbing in for the hot-dog-and-nacho circuit is an Al Jood package with prime positioning in a Main Grandstand balcony, plus all the food you can eat.

Subbing in for a flubbed "Star-Spangled Banner" is Jay-Z mid Magna Carta tour, for your eyes only at the Friday post-qualifiers concert.

At Sunday's main event, you’ll watch drivers zip counter-clockwise, hitting the longest straightaway in F1, and topping out at roughly 200 mph. 
Afterward, round up your friends to rent the track to test your own top-out speed in a FormulaYAS 3000 or Aston Martin GT4

Then when your friends start talking about Rush during Oscar season, your knowing smirk will speak for itself.

2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Friday-Sunday, November 1-3

Price: Tickets from $107

Photo courtesy Abduzeedo

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