F1 Fanatic - Grant
This is a video I have put together for those looking to book seats for the Abu Dhabi F1 in either the West or the North Grandstands. The video will give you an idea where certain sections, rows and seats are relative to the corner, TV screens, main straight etc. Unfortunately they have the thickest hand rails known to mankind (but only on every second aisle), so this needs to factor into your decision. Re the West Stand (on the straight), unless you are the kind of person who can happily watch a tennis match from the first row, I think being closer to the corner is better. However if you get to close to the corner you can no longer see down the main straight/pit lane. You can see from the video what sections will give you a view down the main straight. Tickets go on sale very early and you can ring Yas Marina and order the exact seat you want. Warning: they might sell them early, but they only send them 2-3 weeks before the race which is not much use if you have left on your trip by then (they won’t do “pick up at box office” and so sending them to your hotel is the only, albeit risky, option). This was filmed at the 2012 race. Hopefully some of you find this useful – please give this video a thumbs up if you find it useful.