Whiting in Abu Dhabi to approve circuit

Charlie Whiting has arrived in Abu Dhabi to approve the venue ahead of F1's 2009 season finale. The new Yas Marina circuit has only just been handed over from the construction company to the race organisers, as FIA race director Whiting touches...

Charlie Whiting has arrived in Abu Dhabi to approve the venue ahead of F1's 2009 season finale.

The new Yas Marina circuit has only just been handed over from the construction company to the race organisers, as FIA race director Whiting touches down to give the venue the final approval of the sport's governing body.

He headed to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, direct from Suzuka, the scene of the weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

"The initial inspection has already been done. Whiting comes here on October 5 to do the final tick-off of the boxes," race boss Richard Cregan told Gulf News.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Richard Cregan