Yas Marina Circuit in numbers ahead of F1 weekend
Posted on: 10 May 2012
Since the conclusion of the Brazilian Grand Prix just ten days ago, six charter flights, each carrying 90 tonnes of gear, have airlifted all the Formula One team equipment to Abu Dhabi.
An astonishing 140 sea freight containers will also have landed at Khalifa Port by the weekend, bringing the remaining team kit for the Formula 1, GP2 and GP3 races.
More than 400 logistics contractors, using 60 forklift trucks at Yas Marina Circuit alone, have coordinated this huge operation - a combined air and sea freight totalling 750 tonnes.
This year's race weekend will see the largest crowds attending in the circuit's history, and feeding 60,000 hungry mouths each day in the public and corporate hospitality areas is no small task.
The circuit will employ 1,924 catering staff, serving around 29,670 meals in the corporate hospitality suites and grandstand (not including the paddock), in addition to 12,250 staff meals for Yas Marina Circuit employees across the weekend.