Video: Lapping Yas Marina In A Ferrari 458 Challenge

By Brandon Turkus

April 22, 2013

Ferrari is quite fond of the Middle East, having sold countless cars to the oil-rich royalty and even building its very own theme park. It’s not just the money that draws Ferrari to the deserts, though. The region, driven by oil production, has become a global racing hub.
The newest Formula 1 track in the Middle East is at Yas Island, in Abu Dhabi. From March 7-9, it hosted Ferrari’s F1 Clienti program, the Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge, and the brand’s XX Programs. During the weekend’s festivities, Ferrari Challenge driver Tani Hanna captured a lap of the Yas Marina Circuit from behind the wheel of his 458 Challenge racer.
What follows is an overview of this new track, with the subtle accompaniment of a Ferrari V-8.