By Staff writer
Organisers say prices have been maintained at 2016 levels; 30% discounts also on offer for early bird buyers
Tickets for the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have gone on sale with prices maintained at 2016 levels, organisers said on Monday.
Prices have been frozen for all ticket categories for 2017 such as Abu Dhabi Hill and the array of five Grandstand options.
Organisers added in a statement that this year will see the GP Parks Pass return and the new Kids Go Free package introduced, providing "additional flexibility and value".
With each three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchased, one child under 12 will get free Friday entry to that Grandstand, as well as enjoying free access to Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
The GP Parks Pass is a three-day package that allows unlimited access to Yas Island Parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This ticket package starts from AED1,120 (for Abu Dhabi Hill) and will only be available for purchase until May 31.
Following Sunday’s F1 season opener in Melbourne that saw Sebastian Vettel take his first chequered flag since Singapore 2015, Yas Marina Circuit also announced big savings for fans who buy their tickets early.
Those booking before May 31 will be eligible for a 30 percent discount.
The announcements come as F1 enters a new era with lower, wider and faster cars.
Abu Dhabi's annual F1 showcase will take place on November 24-26 and will again be the final race of the 2017 season.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Since our inaugural race in 2009, I’m yet to experience as much anticipation for a Formula 1 season. The new technical rules haven’t just changed the appearance of the cars – they have made them faster and much more challenging to drive. As we just saw in Melbourne, the new rules will mean a whole new experience for everyone attending the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”
Away from the track, four days of entertainment will be kicked off with the return of Super Thursday following its successful introduction last year. In addition to the Pit Lane Walk, the day will see the first performance by world-class musical artists at the daily After-Race concert, as well as the opening of the Main Oasis area.
Yasalam, the music and entertainment festival, is also returning for the ninth year.
Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.