This year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix might not have had the tension of last season's world championship showdown, but there was an air of excitement throughout the weekend about an event that has established itself as a well-liked regular on the schedule.
Paul McCartney, F1's most famous guest? © sutton-images.com
After the 'fun' of the facilities at the Indian Grand Prix, and that infamous 'Stairway to Heaven', the Yas Marina Circuit looked sparkling in comparison - with the infrastructure now well bedded in, and trees, grass and flowers all growing beautifully to make the place look pristine.
In fact, the only complaint about the venue appeared to be that a few of the teams' office-unit toilets didn't have locks - which led to one highly-amusing moment when one well-known former team boss (who shall remain unidentified) walked in on one of his former rivals (who shall also remain anonymous) while he was having a pre-race pitstop.
Cue much laughter and some very choice language!
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