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New Grand Prix venues - Abu Dhabi signs a deal to appear on a future F1 calendar

Published by Christine

Bernie Ecclestone has been out and about talking about the future of F1. A new deal with Abu Dhabi has been announced, confirming that they will be hosting a Grand Prix weekend from 2009.

The track will be designed by Hermann Tilke, adding to his vast portfolio of previous designs. The race looks set to be on it's very own island, with a Formula 1 theme park and all the business hotels and golf courses needed to make it a really fabulous destination.

This news came out at the same time as Bernie announcing that he forsees the Formula 1 calendar settling down at about 20 races, with five other countries looking at getting in on the act.

When will it be on all year round?