GP Abu Dhabi, anteprima–23/11/2016
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – From day to night
Final round in Abu Dhabi. Kimi: “Overtaking is a challenge”
Maranello – It’s time for the final and 21st race of the longest ever Formula 1 season. This will be the eighth Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the race having made its debut on the calendar back in 2009, all of them held at the Yas Marina circuit, around half an hour’s drive from the centre of Abu Dhabi. It is the only twilight race of the season, starting in daylight before the floodlights come on at dusk and the consequent drop in temperature has an effect on tyre performance. Against a spectacular setting, the track layout features long straights and a very twisty section where good traction is the key, while overtaking is difficult. New for this year is the introduction of the Ultrasoft tyre, alongside the Soft and Supersoft.