70% of Abu Dhabi F1 race tickets sold so far

Organisers says they are confident that November's Formula One event will be another sell-out
70% of Abu Dhabi F1 race tickets sold so far
Sebastian Vettel after winning Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 15 Aug 2011 06:00 PM

Seventy percent of tickets for November's Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi have been sold, organisers said on Monday.

Yas Marina Circuit, the event organiser, said it was confident of another sell-out event, with tickets for the main, north and west grandstands already sold out, along with the Paddock Club.

"We are pleased with the way ticket sales are tracking and it is shaping up to be another great event," said Richard Cregan, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, in a statement.

"Preparations are in the final stages for our race here in Abu Dhabi. We are confident our customers will enjoy one of the most exciting sporting and entertainment experiences in the world."

He added: "Whilst there are still 30 percent of tickets left, the choice of ticket is becoming sparse. We would encourage anyone interested to tie up their booking now to avoid disappointment."

Separately, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said it would be showing the remaining F1 races, qualifiers and practice laps on the UAE's largest HD screen.

From Belgium to Italy, Singapore, Japan, Korea and India, to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, park visitors will be able to watch every race at Cinema Maranello, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's movie theatre.

Live and recorded screenings of the remaining races in the 2011 Grand Prix calendar will be broadcast with both English and Arabic commentary during the normal park operational hours.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region's premier family entertainment theme park, brings together 20 Ferrari inspired rides and attractions as well as the largest Ferrari store in the world.

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