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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Graces the Grand Finale: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Graces the Grand Finale: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023

In a thrilling culmination to the Formula 1 season, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the highly anticipated Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit. The event, which marked its 15th year, brought together an illustrious gathering of Sheikhs, state guests, and dignitaries, creating an atmosphere of excitement and celebration

Acknowledging Excellence

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a passionate supporter of sports and cultural events in the United Arab Emirates, took a moment to congratulate the drivers who participated in the race. He extended his felicitations to Formula 1 enthusiasts worldwide, expressing appreciation for their unwavering support throughout the 2023 championship.

Commendation for Organizers

The President commended the organizers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for their dedication and meticulous planning, which has contributed to the success and prestige of the event over the years. As the Grand Prix reached its 15th edition, His Highness recognized the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in making the event a highlight on the global motorsport calendar.

Royal Presence and Ceremonial Start

Adding to the grandeur of the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum were present on the starting grid. They signaled the commencement of the race following a stirring performance of the UAE national anthem, symbolizing the unity and pride of the nation in hosting such a prestigious event.

Max Verstappen's Triumph

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, serving as the final race in the Formula 1 season, witnessed the crowning of a champion. Max Verstappen, the Dutch racing sensation, emerged victorious, claiming a third successive World Championship title. The President's joyous moment came as he presented Verstappen with the winner's trophy, acknowledging the driver's exceptional skill and determination throughout the season.

Distinguished Guests in Attendance

The event drew a distinguished audience, with notable figures in attendance, including H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region; and H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region. The presence of key figures such as H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, added to the significance of the occasion.

Global Spectacle

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix not only attracted the attention of dignitaries but also captivated motorsport enthusiasts from around the world. The event's global appeal was evident in the diverse audience, including F1 fans who traveled from various corners of the globe to witness the thrilling spectacle unfold at the Yas Marina Circuit.


As the sun set over the Yas Marina Circuit, marking the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023, the event echoed with the cheers of victory and the camaraderie of nations. President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's presence added a regal touch to the occasion, underscoring the significance of the event as a symbol of excellence, sportsmanship, and international collaboration. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix continues to be a jewel in the crown of motorsport, with each passing year solidifying its status as a premier racing event on the global stage.



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