Yas Mall transforms into a race track

October 1, 2014

When you think Formula One racing in Abu Dhabi, only one venue immediately springs to mind: the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, of course. But what if we told that that an Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 car was indeed speeding around Abu Dhabi, but its main track was not in fact the circuit but somewhere slightly less orthodox - the upcoming Yas Mall, to be exact. Yes, we know it sounds too crazy to be true, but as you can see from the awesome video above, the soon-to-be-opened mall transformed into a race track for the day, as internationally renowned racing driver Carlos Sainz Jr. took an F1 car for a spin there. As publicity stunts go, this is a pretty cool one, as it sees the driver cruise past some of Yas Island's most famous landmarks, before rolling around the deserted mall, then finally putting his foot down when he reaches the famous Marina circuit. It's all in aid of promoting the much-anticipated Yas Mall, which is set to open in November this year and will feature all the top brand boutiques as well as a state-of-the-art cinema. [gallery link="none" ids="8890,8891,8892,8893,8894,8895,8896"] Details: visit Yasmall.ae