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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 17 January 2021

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed hails achievement of staging Abu Dhabi Grand Prix during pandemic

UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior presented trophies at Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (3rd L) stands for the national anthem prior to the f2020 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Yas Marina Circuit. Seen with Mohamed bin Sulayem, FIA Vice President and President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE (L) Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO and Managing Director Mubadala, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (2nd L) and Chase Carey, Formula 1 Chairman and CEO during the Al Fursan flyover. Ministry of Presidential Affairs 
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (3rd L) stands for the national anthem prior to the f2020 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Yas Marina Circuit. Seen with Mohamed bin Sulayem, FIA Vice President and President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE (L) Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO and Managing Director Mubadala, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (2nd L) and Chase Carey, Formula 1 Chairman and CEO during the Al Fursan flyover. Ministry of Presidential Affairs 

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said staging the final race of the pandemic-affected 2020 Formula One season was another example of the country’s ability to achieve.

“The success of organising the championship during these circumstances reaffirms the capabilities of the UAE,” he said.

Sheikh Saif earlier watched Max Verstappen cruise to victory in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Dutchman led from start to finish to claim maximum points and finish third in the championship.

Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton also finished on the podium in Abu Dhabi, with the Englishman now a record-equalling seven-time world champion.

Sheikh Saif presented Verstappen with the trophy for winning the race at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, and Chase Carey, chief executive of the Formula One Group, also attended the trophy presentations.

Updated: December 14, 2020 01:21 AM

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