Abu Dhabi confirms ‘F1 Festival’ for Feb 3

Sun, 21 January 2007, 03:57

Abu Dhabi has confirmed reports that a formula one event will be held in the Middle Eastern emirate early next month.

Amid speculation that an actual grand prix could be held there as early as 2009, the ‘Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority’ (ADTA) announced that cars belonging to most if not all of the sport’s eleven teams will be shipped to downtown Abu Dhabi for the official ‘Formula One Festival’ on February 3.

World champion Fernando Alonso and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone – and many other drivers and F1 personalities – are tipped to attend, with a special 4km street circuit to be laid out along Abu Dhabi’s city waterfront.

“(We are) proud to host what will be the largest gathering of F1 cars and drivers ever assembled outside of a grand prix event,” said ADTA chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nayham.


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