FIA gives Abu Dhabi green light for finale

Abu Dhabi's new Yas Marina circuit has been granted official FIA approval to host the 2009 championship finale next month. We reported this week that the governing body's Charlie Whiting travelled direct from Suzuka to the United Arab Emirates...

Abu Dhabi's new Yas Marina circuit has been granted official FIA approval to host the 2009 championship finale next month.

We reported this week that the governing body's Charlie Whiting travelled direct from Suzuka to the United Arab Emirates capital to inspect the venue.

"Charlie was here on Monday and he was happy. Everything he had asked for previously was done, so that was good," race boss Richard Cregan said during an exclusive media event at the circuit.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Richard Cregan