Yas Marina is undoubtedly the least imaginative track on the calendar. Nothing but long straights and 90 degree corners – a quintessential Tilkedrome. It also feels like the race is one big advert for their shiny hotel.
The original plan was to build a circuit that was half permanent race circuit, and half street circuit. But then, for reasons that have never been explained, the idea was abandoned and the section along the waterfront converted into a permanent circuit.