An asterisk alongside Abu Dhabi's inaugural date on the 2009 calendar will be addressed in the middle of this year, the race's chief executive has revealed.

An asterisk alongside Abu Dhabi's inaugural date on the 2009 calendar will be addressed in the middle of this year, the race's chief executive has revealed.

Currently, the event is subject to the homologation of the Yas Marina circuit by the sport's governing body, the FIA.

"A team from the FIA will be here 90 days before the event, which means in July this year and you can be sure we will be ready for that," Philippe Gurdjian told the local Gulf News newspaper.

"The FIA will confirm whether the security and safety aspects are in place. After that it will be only fine-tuning and taking care of the minor problems that will keep cropping (up) from time to time," he added.

Earlier this week, the developer of the circuit's Yas Island construction site confirmed that the global financial crisis would not affect the project.

Aldar Properties spokesman Steve Worrel explained: "Hosting formula one being the first (sporting) priority of the Abu Dhabi government, all steps have been taken for the scheduled completion of the project."

 

 

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