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Biggest ever crowd to watch Abu Dhabi grand prix as tickets sell out

To entertain race-goers, DJ Armin Van Buuren and U.S. performer Pharrell Williams will perform

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit has announced that the upcoming Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi grand prix has sold out.

This year’s increased daily allocation of 60,000 tickets – up from 55,000 in 2013 – means the biggest ever crowd will watch the race as Mercedes’ drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for championship glory.

Rosberg’s recent victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix brought him within 17 points of championship leader Hamilton, setting up a tense showdown at Yas Marina Circuit on November 23.

“With all the tickets now sold out, we can officially say that the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is going to be bigger than ever before!” said al-Tareq al- Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.

“The demand has been unprecedented, locally and internationally, and the atmosphere in the stands is going to be fantastic. The F1 championship has come down to the wire, and people can’t wait to see the champion crowned right here in Abu Dhabi,” he added.

To entertain race-goers, DJ Armin Van Buuren and U.S. performer Pharrell Williams as well as British rock legends The Who will play the after-race concerts. Egyptian movie star Tamer Hosny, celebrity singer and award-winning Lebanese actress Carole Samaha, Emirati singer Faiz al-Saeed, and Palestinian Mohammed Assaf of “Arab Idol” will entertain race-goers at the Du Arena on November 20.