The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has now sold out, the race organisers confirmed this afternoon. Close to 60,000 people are expected to attend the race weekend, which starts with the first practice sessions at the Yas Marina circuit on Friday afternoon. Tickets went on sale in late March, with some of the main grandstands selling out soon afterwards. However, the confirmation of four concerts on Yas Island for F1 ticket-holders ? Beyoncé, Jamiroquai, Kings of Leon and Aerosmith ? saw a late rush of sales.
Richard Cregan, the chief executive of the Yas Marina circuit, said: "We've had an amazing response locally, nationally and internationally and every ticket has been sold." He added: "This will be an historic race of firsts: The first F1 race at Yas Marina circuit; the first day into evening F1 race ? with only one driver who will forever be recognised in F1 history as the winner of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix." firstname.lastname@example.org
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