You could accuse the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of being just style over substance – but the style was certainly grand.
Still when you look into the stands on some of these pictures you have to wonder why so many of the 50,000 seats they sold were empty. Here’s a gallery of spectacular pictures from the 2009 F1 season finale.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures
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