Exclusive: Al Noaimi expects thrilling battle between Hamilton and Verstappen in Abu Dhabi

The Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Monitoring claims the updated track will certainly boost race experience

Followers can anticipate a legendary fight on the Yas Marina Circuit when bitter opponents Lewis Hamilton and also Max Verstappen lock horns for the globe champion title in Sunday’s Solution 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Entering the F1’s only golden race, Mercedes chauffeur Hamilton and also Red Bull’s Verstappen are connected on 369.5 factors on top of the vehicle drivers’ standings– a circumstance last experienced in 1974.

” It’s a historical minute for us with the title decider boiling down to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,” Saif Al Noaimi, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Monitoring, informed Khaleej Times throughout a meeting.

” After 21 races, both title leaders are concerning Abu Dhabi with specifically the very same factors. Which hasn’t taken place in years. It actually boils down to that is mosting likely to go across the goal in advance. And also as we have actually seen in the last couple of races of this interesting period, Lewis Hamilton and also Max Verstappen understand exactly how to press each various other to the limitation. So, we can anticipate them to do that right to the goal right here in Abu Dhabi.”

Previously this year, Abu Dhabi Motorsports updated the track for the very first time considering that the circuit was initial created in 2009. The restructuring occurred in 3 vital locations of the track– north barrette, southern marina and also around the resort area.

Al Noaimi is positive that the reconfigured track will certainly better boost race experience.

” The modifications we transformed the summertime duration, the major purpose was to produce even more chances for wheel-to-wheel auto racing and also overtaking. The brand-new setup will certainly make it an amazing race,” he stated.

” We anticipate numerous battles to occur on the area. You not just have the vehicle drivers’ champion however likewise the builders’ champion to be made a decision. Mercedes and also Red Bull will certainly be defending placements to increase their factors in order to safeguard the builders’ champion. There are couple of various other battles occurring throughout various champions. We can not await the activity to begin.”

Al Noaimi explained that groups’ understanding of the brand-new track throughout Friday’s complimentary practice holds the vital to success.

” Method will certainly constantly play an aspect and also tire selection is a consider any type of race. What’s mosting likely to interest see right here is, undoubtedly, with the brand-new track and also the brand-new setup, exactly how the groups are planned for the modifications,” he stated.

” The modifications are extreme. So, it is not an issue of utilizing information from the last grand prix and also using it in their technique and also the various permutations that they undergo.”

Throughout the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, while Hamilton won the race while relocating from tool to difficult tires, Verstappen exchanged from difficult to tool.

Asked if tire adjustment will certainly play a vital function on the Abu Dhabi track, he stated: “They actually need to be clever at exactly how they comprehend exactly how the tires wear and also exactly how the tires carry out in the practice. It is mosting likely to interest see also the practice exactly how the groups collect information on the brand-new setup and also exactly how they use that to their certifying race approaches.”

Prompted to make a forecast, Al Noaimi ensured an exhilarating electric motor auto racing phenomenon for the followers. “I anticipate a really interesting race. Both title opponents will certainly press each various other right to the goal.”

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