More than 160,000 visitors attended the 2022 F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, with over 60 per cent fans coming in from overseas. The sporting event concluded on November 20.
Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, presented the winner’s trophy to F1 season world champion Max Verstappen at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022.
Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and MD and group CEO of ADNOC, awarded the second place trophy to Charles Leclerc, while Abdulla Khouri, chairman of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, awarded the third place trophy to Sergio Perez, according to Abu Dhabi Media Office
Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, awarded the Constructors’ Championship title to Oracle Red Bull Racing. The ceremony was also attended by Mohammed bin Sulayem, president of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile).
According to F1, driver Sebastian Vettel’s retirement “brought an extra layer of poignancy to the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix”. The four-time champion was given a guard of honour after the national anthem was played at Yas Marina.
Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed has presented the 2022 F1 season champion Max Verstappen with the winner’s trophy at the 14th Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. pic.twitter.com/1kOmonrMWi
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The 2023 race will be the 15th edition of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, following the 10-year agreement signed last year between Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Formula One Group to continue hosting the F1 season finale at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.