In pictures: 10 years of the iconic Yas Marina Circuit

The images showcase aerial shots of the Yas Marina Circuit while under construction, and on-track action at the Circuit during the race weekend.
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Take a photographic journey down memory lane as the Circuit gets ready to host the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Images tell the story with ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of the Circuit
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Designed by famed German Engineer Hermann Tilke, Yas Marina Circuit is an iconic landmark in sporting history for several reasons.
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Situated in the heart of Yas Island, construction of the Circuit began in 2007.
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The images showcase aerial shots of the Yas Marina Circuit while under construction, and on-track action at the Circuit during the race weekend.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2007.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2008.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2009.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2009.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2009.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2009.
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Yas Marina Circuit while under construction in August 2009
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With a circuit length of 5.554 kilometres, and the longest straight spanning 1.2 kilometres, the Circuit is also known to have debuted with the first twilight race in F1 history on October 30, 2009, at the inaugural Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel even set a lap record of 1:40:279.
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Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has emerged as one of the most exciting and anticipated events on the global sporting and entertainment calendar, attracting more than 60,000 fans from around the world every year and for its tenth edition, the race weekend is going to offer F1 fans unrivalled on-track and off-track entertainment including headline concerts closing each night of the Grand Prix.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.