Abu Dhabi F1: Lana Del Rey and other celebrities spotted at Yas

The season-ending race always attracts stars from across the globe to the Yas Marina Circuit

Celebrities at the Abu Dhabi F1: Steven Seagal, Lana Del Rey and Nomzamo Mbatha. Instagram, Twitter 
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As the racing action heats up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, celebrities continue to make their way to the Yas Marina Circuit. Keep checking this list as we go celebrity spotting.

Lana Del Rey

Friday, November 29 saw US singer Lana Del Rey make an appearance at the circuit, 30 minutes after the completion of qualifying.

Dressed in a leather jacket, jeans and sneakers, the 34-year-old looked relaxed and happy as she was given a tour. Footage of her arrival was beamed on large screens across the track, which sent the audience into a frenzy.

Del Rey wasn’t the only high-profile personality visiting the circuit throughout the weekend. Here are a few others who made the trip ...

Gucci Mane

Thursday night’s concert headliner Gucci Mane made his way to the circuit just after sunset. He enjoyed a ceremonious greeting from the Etihad staff before visiting the Mercedes garage and checking out some of the racing action.

Casey Neistat

American YouTuber Casey Neistat is yet to post a photo of the Formula One action, but he has shared an early morning photo of Yas Marina, suggesting that he may be out and about enjoying the F1 action on the final day, Sunday, December 1.

Swizz Beatz

American hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz has been mingling with  F1 drivers over Grand Prix weekend.

"Great talk with my brother [Lewis Hamilton]," he wrote in an Instagram caption. "It’s great when people break bread and just talk as friends ... Congrats champ."

Steven Seagal

The action movie hero has been in the UAE for at least a week, dining at Roberto's Dubai, Il Borro and staying at the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. He's hopped over to the capital, however, for some F1 action.

The National's team spotted him walking through W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island on Saturday, November 30, but he got away too fast for us to get a photo. Luckily, eager fans had better luck and have been posting snaps with the movie star in the Paddock Club on Instagram.

Eliud Kipchoge

Described as "the greatest marathoner of the modern era", Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge was snapped walking on the track in the afternoon. Judging by the helmet he is holding, Kipchoge was readying to up the pace by experiencing a hot lap around the circuit.


Philanthropist and model Noella Coursaris spotted hip-hop star Eve at the F1, posting a picture to Instagram and Twitter.

"Can't wait our next trip to Congo," she wrote, tagging the musician and the Abu Dhabi F1.

Eve is in the UAE with her husband, producer Maximillion Cooper. During their time in the UAE, they have also posed from the F1 track and visited the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace.

Johnny Borrell

Razorlight's Johnny Borrell with The National's Farah Andrews in Yas Marina during the Abu Dhabi F1 weekend. 

British indie band Razorlight performed at Xclusive Yachts' official after-race party on their yacht in Yas Marina on Saturday, November 30. Akon was also on board performing.

Micah Richards

Ex-Manchester City footballer Micah Richards is also in town to take in the Abu Dhabi F1. Richards, who is part of the club’s trophy tour – its silverware is on display at the Etihad pavilion in the fan zone – also got in the back of sports car for a taste of Yas Marina’s difficult corners. Judging by his reaction here, he had a great time.

Sandy Rivera and Sister Bliss

Dance music luminaries Sandy Rivera and Sister Bliss have been partying at the W Abu Dhabi. Both artists are performing at Okoko, at the Wet Deck. House music veteran Rivera performed on Saturday, November 30, while Sister was set to perform later on the same night.

Calum Best, Wayne Lineker and Joey Essex 

British reality TV stalwarts Calum Best (second from left), Wayne Lineker (third from right) and Joey Essex (second from right) were spotted at the Secret Parties F1 brunch at the W Abu Dhabi.

Armstrong Williams and Steve Harvey 

American political commentator Armstrong Williams has been posting from the Grand Stand at the F1. "It's great to be here!" he can be heard enthusiastically shouting in a video posted to his Twitter, as cars speed by during the qualifiers. He even ran into fellow US TV star, Steve Harvey, over dinner.

Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils

Tennis pros Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils posed for a photo down in the pits on Saturday, November 30. "What an experience it was," Ukrainian tennis star Svitolina wrote.

Bacary Sagna

French professional footballer Bacary Sagna was partying on the Rich List's yacht on Saturday, November 30, along with celebrity car customiser, Yianni Charalambous.

Larsa Pippen

Friend to the stars and The Real Housewives of Miami regular, Larsa Pippen, posted a photo of the "magical" night she had at the F1. Pippen is known for being one of Kim Kardashian's closest friends, and until 2018 she was married to former basketball player, Scottie Pippen.

Anila Chowdhry 

The British news commentator was doing some celeb-spotting herself while in the grand stand at the Yas Marina Circuit.

"Just passed Lewis Hamilton’s father and team in a hotel in Abu Dhabi," she wrote. "[It's] been incredible seeing [Hamilton] on the track!"

Nomzamo Mbatha

South African actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha has been posting photos of herself in the grand stand, and she even made it into Lewis Hamilton's pit stop for a quick photo session.


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