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.
I’m quite kind on the new circuits.
I don’t mind Abu Dhabi that much. It looks amazing visually and there are some good corners (The first 4 corner I really like). I feel with a bit of modification that it could be circuit which produces decent races.
In fact the only current track I really don’t like is Korea.
There is just too many corners on the track and the straight is too long.