View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Abu Dhabi Awarded Grand Prix in 2009 Calendar Pushing North America into the Pits

Put 15 November into your 2009 diary for the final Formula One Grand Prix of the season in the richest city in the world.

Emiratis, who love their cars and fast driving, are ecstatic at this coup.

As this news was announced other reports were bemoaning the loss by Canada of any Grand Prix race meaning there will be no GP in North America at all next year.

The move to the Middle East is a further sign of a shift of power, especially in the spheres of finance, architecture, entertainment and sport.

Grand Prix Calendar 2009
March 29: Australia
April 5: Malaysia
April 19: Bahrain
May 10: Spain
May 24: Monaco
June 7: Turkey
June 21: Great Britain
June 28: France
July 12: Germany
July 26: Hungary
August 23: Europe (Valencia/Spain)
August 30: Belgium
September 13: Italy
September 27: Singapore
October 11: Japan
October 18: China
November 1: Brazil
November 15: Abu Dhabi

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Lewis Hamilton—soon to be seen on the Abu Dhabi circuit.