by journalist and Master in Communications (UM), Bruna Pickler (cover photo credit: Mark Horsburgh / EDGE Photographics – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
A few weeks to go until the last round of FIA Formula 2 Championship hits again. The last session takes place in Yas Marina, United Arab Emirates.
We have gathered below some of the event’s highlights, so you are updated before its start.
Population of 2.8 million people
Features more than 200 natural islands
Home of the 12th and final round of 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Makes up 80% of the land mass of the United Arab Emirates
Famous for cultural landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Louvre Abu Dhabi
Hosting its 11th FIA F1 World Championship Grand Prix
The most expensive FIA Formula 1 venue ever constructed at a cost of US$1,3 billion
The Formula Rossa Roller Coaster in nearby Ferrari World is the fastest on Earth with a top speed of 240km/h (150mph)
Formula 2 Championship – Yas Marina Circuit
Race 1 31 laps: 172.174 Km (permanent racing facility)
Race 2 22 laps: 122.188 Km
Track turns: 21 turns
Track elevation: 10,7m
Fastest lap (2018 Feature Race)
Driver: Luca Ghiotto (ITA) with Campos Vexatech Racing
Time: 1:53.194 (on lap 27)
Fastest lap (2018 Sprint Race)
Driver: George Russell (UK) with ART Grand Prix
Time: 1:57.590 (on lap 5)
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