Status of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Is cancellation likely?

Rumors have circulated that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix may be canceled due to the war between Israel and Hamas, but the race’s organizers have confirmed that the event will proceed as planned and tickets are still being sold.

Highlights

‣ The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates in 2023.
‣ Rumors have emerged that the race may be cancelled due to the war between Israel and Hamas.
‣ The Yas Marina Circuit has confirmed that the race will go ahead as planned and tickets are still being sold.
‣ The British Foreign Office issued a warning about possible terrorist attacks in the United Arab Emirates, but it is not linked to the war between Israel and Hamas.


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, known for being the final race of the F1 season, is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates in 2023. However, recent rumors have circulated suggesting that the race may be canceled due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

To address these rumors, GPblog reached out to a spokesperson at the Yas Marina Circuit, who confirmed that the race will continue as planned. In their statement, the spokesperson emphasized, “The race will go ahead one hundred per cent for sure. There will be no change in that. We are currently still selling tickets through our website.”

The origin of these cancellation rumors appears to be a communication from the British Foreign Office. While they warned about the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United Arab Emirates, there is no direct connection to the Israel-Hamas conflict. It is worth noting that the UK has previously issued similar warnings for other countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, and Bahrain.

Formula 1 teams are actively informed about the situation in the Middle East and, at the moment, have no reason to cancel the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. However, the situation will continue to be closely monitored leading up to the event on Sunday, November 26th.

It’s important to highlight that the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will not serve as the concluding race of the 2023 season. Instead, Formula 1 will head to Las Vegas a week prior to the Abu Dhabi event, adding excitement and anticipation to the final stages of the season.

As race fans eagerly await the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, they can rest assured that the rumors surrounding its cancellation have been debunked. The event will provide a thrilling finale to the 2023 F1 season, and preparations are in full swing as tickets continue to be sold through the official website.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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