Talk:Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Name[edit]

There are no English, Catalonian, Baden-Württemberg, Quebec or Victorian Grands Prix for example. Does anybody have a reference to why this GP supposedly will be named for a subnational entity? /Kriko (talk) 14:11, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

I couldn't find a reference, but my guess is that the intention behind the name is a desire by the Abu Dhabi government (who are making the investment) to promote their own city/emirate, rather than the UAE as a whole. (And with my cynical hat on, calling this race the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wouldn't prevent there being a Dubai Grand Prix if the Dubai government decided to throw some $ in Bernie's direction...) DH85868993 (talk) 09:32, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Yep. That's kind of my thoughts too. I guess we'll have to see how things turn out, and if any proper references will turn up once the race is officially announced on the calendar. Afaik, the Catalan government are quite heavily invested in the GP at Barcelona, and with the European GP in Spain, it wouldn't be surprising if Catalonia would want to follow the Abu Dhabi example to promote themselves rather than Spain. /Kriko (talk) 20:13, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Flag[edit]

If it is the Abu Dhabi (not UAE) Grand Prix, should this have the Abu Dhabi flag? --SpeedKing (talk) 09:59, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree, made the change /Coffeeshivers (talk) 17:31, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't think it's right to do, because the website [1] says "Abu Dhabi is delighted to have secured the right and privilege to host a Formula One Grand Prix from 2009 on behalf of all of the United Arab Emirates", which is the whole country --Rosp (talk) 22:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
In accordance with the discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Formula One#Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, I have now changed the flag to the one of the UAE again. John Anderson (talk) 11:54, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Now archived to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Formula_One/Archive_16#Abu_Dhabi_Grand_Prix but it does still get changed back and forth every now and again 89.240.225.180 (talk) 19:08, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

FIA uses the flag of Abu Dhabi instead of the flag of the Arab Emirates. Take a look at www.fia.com - I'll change the flag.--Professor Processor (talk) 14:56, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
I think it should be the UAE flag. The official F1 website is using the UAE flag [2]', and also on the FIA website, in the calendar section, the country of the event is listed as UAE. [3] SchueyFan (talk) 13:49, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

First ever F1 night race?[edit]

There is another article here on Wikidpedia stating that Singapore held the first night race. Only one of these can be right. Of course, it was Singapore in 2008. This needs to be corrected.

I think you'll find the article says that the Abu Dhabi GP was the first ever day-night race (i.e. starting before sunset and finishing after), which is correct. DH85868993 (talk) 10:05, 26 September 2010 (UTC)