Britney Spears wows Abu Dhabi ahead of Grand Prix

US pop star kicked off the weekend's series of F1 concerts as she played to a packed Yas Arena crowd
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Kicking off the weekend’s series of F1 concerts, Britney Spears played to a packed Yas Arena on Nov 12, 2011
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Ms Spears wowed crowds with a series of daring costumes, and a stage show that included everything from motorbikes to viking boats to glitter bombs
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The crowd sang along to hits including Toxic and S&M, although a few old favourites such as Oops I Did It Again were missed in the set that lasted just a little more than an hour
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Some fans were disappointed that Britney lip synched most of the songs
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Britney Spears at the concert in Abu Dhabi
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Britney's dancing was wooden, some fans complained
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Britney Spears played to a packed Yas Arena
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Double Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel (centre) dug deep to seize pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday and equal Nigel Mansell's 1992 record of 14 in a single season
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The 24-year-old German, who has already clinched his second title with Red Bull, saved his best for last after McLaren's Lewis Hamilton had been fastest in the first two phases of qualifying as well as final practice
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Hamilton will start the season's penultimate race alongside on the front row, with team mate and fellow Briton Jenson Button third
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Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber, seemingly no closer to a first win of the season, lines up fourth
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The pole was the 29th of Vettel's career and 17th in 18 races this year for Red Bull
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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the 18th and penultimate race of the 2011 Formula One season, and will take place on 13 November
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The last race of the season will be the Brazilian Grand Prix on 27 November
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The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island — a 2,550 hectares (25.5 sq km) island on the east coast of Abu Dhabi
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Etihad Airways is the current major sponsor of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
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Tas Marina Circuit was unveiled on 30 October 2009 with the final race of the Formula One World Championship – the inaugural Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – to a crowd of around 50,000
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Yas Marina Circuit is considered one of the most technologically advanced circuits in the world
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Crowds at Yas Marina
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Yas Marina Circuit is a permanent facility where races can be run on one of three configurations. The full Formula 1™ track is 5.55km (3.4 miles) long and comprises 21 turns, 12 left and nine right, with an estimated lap time of 1 minute 40 seconds. It runs in an anti-clockwise direction\n\n
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The second and third configurations of the track are shorter at 3.15km (1.9 miles) and 2.36km (1.46 miles) respectively. The two additional tracks can run independently of each other and make it possible for the circuit to hold two events simultaneously