The possibility of Abu Dhabi switching to become a night grand prix in future remains open, an official of the race's organisers has admitted.

The possibility of Abu Dhabi switching to become a night grand prix in future remains open, an official of the race's organisers has admitted.

Late last year, circuit boss Philippe Gurdjian played down the speculation about a night race at the new Yas Marina venue, despite Bernie Ecclestone saying the possibility was being discussed.

But Richard Cregan, who recently left Toyota to become Gurdjian's deputy in Abu Dhabi, admits that following Singapore in hosting an artificially-lit formula one race is theoretically possible.

"The fact that we can run the track 24 hours a day leaves us in a very good position to run the circuit at night time. There are a lot of possibilities," he told Germany's Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Abu Dhabi will host its inaugural grand prix on 1 November.

 

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