Saif bin Zayed crowns winner of Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020

YAS MARINA, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - December 13, 2020: HH Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (3rd L) stands for the UAE national anthem prior to the final race of the 2020 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Yas Marina Circuit. Seen with HE Mohamed Bin Sulayem, FIA Vice President and President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE (L) HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO and Managing Director Mubadala, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority and Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member (2nd L) and Chase Carey, Formula 1 Chairman and CEO (4th L). stand for a photograph during the Al Forsan Aerobatic team flyover, prior to the final race of the 2020 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Yas Marina Circuit. ( Handout / Ministry of Presidential Affairs )​ ---

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, attended on Sunday the finale of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 season at Yas Marina Circuit.

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed crowned Dutch driver Max Verstappen in the presence of Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA) and Chase Carey, Formula One Group CEO.

H.H. said that the country’s success in hosting the world final round of Formula 1 – 2020 during these exceptional circumstances is a distinct addition to the UAE’s track record of continuous achievements.

”The success of organising the championship during these circumstances reaffirms the capabilities of the UAE and the excellence of its national cadres in transforming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic into opportunities for achievements,” he noted.

YAS MARINA, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – December 13, 2020: HH Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior (L), and Chase Carey, Formula 1 Chairman and CEO (R), stand for the national anthem prior to the final race of the 2020 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Yas Marina Circuit. ( Hamad Al Kaabi / Ministry of Presidential Affairs )​ —

He thanked the organisers of the world championship, expressing his appreciation to the partners for their significant role in the success of the UAE’s hosting of this global sporting event in an honorable appearance that matches the UAE’s excellent global reputation for organising events on par with the highest standards.