Sunday, August 30, 2009
Abu Dhabi to be F1 day-night finale
First of, hats off to Abu Dhabi for creating one of the best looking and probably with the best facilities, track around. The track looks amazing with the surrounding buildings being a part of it especially the hotel that is practically right on the track. Although it will only have full occupancy during the F1 Race.
How the track drives or produces a race is still up for debate though. A track may look good but it doesn't neccessarily mean it will produce an exciting race. Especially that this track was designed by Herman Tilke. We'll have to wait and see.
Now, the interesting part is this year's last race will be held at Abu Dhabi and more interesting is the start time. It was supposed to be around 3pm local time but now it has been changed to 5pm. Seems like Bernie is up to his old tricks again. And dusk in Abu Dhabi is 6pm. That means the race will run with daylight and end in the dark. Interesting? Yes. Dangerous? Yes too. That means the drivers will have to adjust to the changeover between light and dark. It seems the track is already built with lights. They think of everything, don't they?