Dubai Autodrome, a subsidiary of Union Properties, is gearing up to host the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival. This spectacular event is a thrilling celebration of motorsport history, featuring iconic racing cars and legendary drivers. From December 8th to 10th, the Dubai Autodrome will come alive with the roar of engines and the nostalgia of racing’s golden era.
The Dubai Autodrome Transformation
Dubai Autodrome is set to transform into a motorsport festival like no other. Over three days, more than 100 racing cars will take to the track, spanning five categories. This event is a true homage to the history and heritage of motorsport, and it’s an experience that fans and families won’t want to miss.
Racing Legends Return
Ferrari 643: Alain Prost’s Iconic Ride
One of the highlights of the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival is the appearance of the Ferrari 643, the very car driven by the legendary four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost. This iconic vehicle is a testament to Prost’s incredible career and will be a centrepiece of the event.
1960s Sports Cars
The event will also feature a stunning lineup of 1960s sports cars, making their first appearance in Dubai. Among these illustrious vehicles are the Jaguar E-Type, Shelby Cobra, and the Le Mans-conquering Ford GT40. The 60s category will include the thrilling Dubai Sunset Revival, a race that pushes these historic machines to their limits in a three-hour endurance test.
F1 70s Plus Category
The Tyrell 012, a car driven by F1 legends including Martin Brundle, Stefan Johannsson, and Michele Alboreto, will be in action in the F1 70s plus category. Witness the power and precision of these vintage Formula One machines as they take to the track once again.
Le Mans 2000s Category
The Peugeot 90X, a car that secured the constructors’ title in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, will compete in two thrilling races in the Le Mans 2000s category. Experience the excitement of modern endurance racing.
Porsche 962: Le Mans Icon
The Porsche 962, an icon of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will also be on display, showcasing its impressive track record that includes victories at the Kylami 500km, the 200 miles of Nürnberg, and multiple podium finishes worldwide.
Racing Stars in Attendance
The Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival wouldn’t be complete without the presence of former F1 drivers and Le Mans race winners. Get ready to rub shoulders with racing royalty:
- Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and ex-Formula E driver Andre Lotterer.
- Jean-Eric Vergne is a former F1 driver and Formula E two-time champion.
- For a decade, Belgium’s Thierry Boutsen raced in F1 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A Three-Year Tradition
This marks the third consecutive year that the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival is hosted at Dubai Autodrome, thanks to a partnership with GP Extreme. The event has firmly established itself as the Middle East’s iconic festival, blending legendary motorsport and entertainment into an unforgettable experience.
Beyond the Racetrack
While the heart of the event is undoubtedly the motorsport races, there’s much more to enjoy at the Dubai Autodrome. Off-track entertainment includes live music, kids’ activities, and exhibitors showcasing their offerings. It’s an all-encompassing experience for motorsport enthusiasts and families alike.
Faisal Al Sahlawi’s Perspective
Faisal Al Sahlawi, the General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, shares his excitement for the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival:
“The Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival has established itself as the Middle East’s iconic festival where legendary motorsport and entertainment come together. We’re delighted to be hosting this event again at the Dubai Autodrome following last year’s success. The cars that will be featured have all played important roles, helping teams and drivers taste success in prominent motorsport competitions from Formula One to Le Mans, and this provides a unique opportunity for people of all ages to see these cars in action and up close in Dubai.”
Get Your Tickets
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary festival of motorsport and entertainment. Tickets are available through www.gulf-historic.com at affordable prices, and entry to the grandstand will be free throughout the weekend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I purchase tickets for the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival?
A: You can buy tickets on the official event website, www.gulf-historic.com.
Q: What is the highlight of the event?
A: The event features iconic racing cars, including Alain Prost’s Ferrari 643, and offers off-track entertainment such as live music and kids’ activities.
Q: Is there an entry fee for the grandstand?
A: No, entry to the grandstand is free throughout the weekend.
Q: Are there any opportunities to meet the racing stars in person?
A: Yes, several former F1 drivers and Le Mans race winners will be in attendance, providing opportunities for fans to meet them.
Q: Can I bring my family to the event?
A: Absolutely! The event entertains people of all ages, making it a perfect family outing.
Q: What is the significance of the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival?
A: This event commemorates the inaugural Dubai Grand Prix of 1981 and celebrates motorsport history in the Middle East.
The Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival at Dubai Autodrome promises an unforgettable experience for motorsport enthusiasts and families. With iconic cars, legendary drivers, and a festival atmosphere, it celebrates racing’s rich history and a thrilling weekend you won’t miss. Please get your tickets and join us for this extraordinary event!