Laps: 55 laps
Start time: 17:00hrs local/13:00hrs GMT
Pole position is on the right-hand-side of the track, on the racing line. Turn One is a left-hander, but the increased traction away from the line should lead to an advantage by the braking zone.
There are two DRS zones, on the approaches to Turns Eight and 11.
Don't put the kettle on...
Two pitstops has been the go-to pit strategy at Yas Marina Circuit. Hamilton won with two stops last year and Rosberg was victorious with two stops in 2015, both drivers pitting around laps 10 and 25. This year’s harder tyre compounds might make one pitstop possible, depending on the amount of degradation.
360m/0.224 miles (longest of the season: Silverstone, 457m/0.283 miles). It takes 22s to make a stop and drivers need to be careful not to crash in the tunnel at pit exit.
What makes this race interesting...
Everything from the glamour to the race’s unique twilight format. The track was built on a relatively tight 400-acre site, but it’s challenging for the drivers and the engineers.
40 per cent. If there is contact between cars, it’s often made at the chicanes, which are both low-speed. That results in relatively little debris and few Safety Cars.
Watch out for...
Sunset. Visibility can be tricky at Turns 14 and 19 when the sun is going down. It only lasts a handful of laps, but drivers need to be wary because there are blind spots.