An exciting initiative to help young motorsport fans get the most from their F1 experience will be launched in the build up to the 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
An electronic handbook called the Junior Motorsport Book will be made available to racegoers via download on the Yas Marina Circuit website and its YasHUB app. A video highlighting the main features of the guide will soon be released on social media to support the initiative.
The 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is expected to draw in thousands of extra young people thanks to this year’s Kids GO FREE Friday promotion. With every three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchase, children under 12-year-old receive free Grandstand access on Friday, plus free entry to Ferrari World and YasWaterworld Abu Dhabi.
The Junior Motorsport Book features fun facts and figures, information on this season’s rule changes, inspirational profiles on young drivers including Max Verstappen, a comprehensive review of previous races at Yas Marina Circuit, and much more.
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “One of Yas Marina Circuit’s key objectives is to provide young people with a platform to enter motorsport. This starts with helping kids make a strong connection with the sport from a young age.
“The features and information in the Junior Motorsport Book will help young people to better understand the sport and to appreciate the story behind the on-track action. By drawing attention to Yas Kart Zone and regional championships held at Yas Marina Circuit, the book also reveals the path into professional motorsport.”
Key features of the Junior Motorsport Book include full team and driver profiles, a challenging quiz, and things to do on Yas Island. A facts and figures section provides insight into the rule changes that have made this year’s cars wider and faster.
Crucially, the Junior Motorsport Book provides children with the inspirational stories of drivers including Max Verstappen, and advice on how to embark on their own motorsport careers. From karting to regional youth championships to the international stage of GP3 and F2, the book plots a course for a young generation to follow in their heroes’ footsteps.
It includes information on the upgraded YasKartZone, which features a new track layout, more than 30 brand new karts, and refurbished changing and briefing rooms. There are also details of the FIA-accredited Formula 4 UAE Championship, a series that helps drivers bridge the gap between existing regional racing series and European competition.
To download the Junior Motorsport Book, please visit: