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Motor racing-Formula 1 extends contract with Abu Dhabi until 2030 | WSAU News / Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM

(Reuters) – The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2030, the sport was announced on Thursday before the title decider ends the season at Yas Marina.

The race is one of four in the Middle East, with Qatar and Saudi Arabia set to launch this year on long-term contracts and Bahrain as a set-up.

Abu Dhabi first hosted Formula 1 in 2009 and is one of the most lucrative races for Liberty Media franchise owners.

“We are pleased to confirm that we will race in Abu Dhabi until 2030 under this new agreement,” said F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali.

Seven-time Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen are equal on points in Sunday’s final race.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)

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