Behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi

Behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi

From a visit by rock royalty Paul McCartney to Jenson Button's attempts to visually emulate Nigel Mansell, there was plenty going on behind the paddock gates at Abu Dhabi. Jonathan Noble reports on the latest tittle tattle

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.

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.

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