Abu Dhabi wants 'breakaway' race

Another circuit has put its name forward as a potential venue for a round of FOTA's breakaway world championship. Far from worrying about the major F1 teams' war with the governing FIA, the boss of the new Abu Dhabi track sees the situation as a...

Another circuit has put its name forward as a potential venue for a round of FOTA's breakaway world championship.

Far from worrying about the major F1 teams' war with the governing FIA, the boss of the new Abu Dhabi track sees the situation as a potential opportunity to host a second major annual event at the Yas Marina Circuit.

The purpose-built track is due to host its inaugural Grand Prix in November.

"This (the crisis) won't affect Yas," Richard Cregan, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, told the local newspaper The National.

"We might have two races in the future. We will never not consider any kind of an event. In the case of that (a breakaway series) we will look at that event the same as any other," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Richard Cregan