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The Podium Lounge 2016 is a key track-side event highlight of the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. Situated on the aerobridge of the Yas Viceroy, directly above the race track and within walking distance of the F1 Pit Building, The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi on Yas Island is the venue of choice for race fans to take in all of the high octane action and mingle with the stars of the racing community.

The Podium Lounge Resident DJ Patrick Oliver (US) famed for his 2 year residency at Pangaea ultra-lounge, Marina Bay Sands will be on the decks supporting the nightly headliners & live entertainment including Lebanon’s most prolific international DJ; maDJam on Friday 25 November, who’s residencies at Peppermint Dubai, White Dubai and Creamfields Abu Dhabi have made him one of the UAE’s hottest dance music acts.

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Music director of premier private-members club Boujis HK, Miles Slater will be headlining on Saturday 26 November showcasing the sound of Boujis, the epitome of exclusivity and offering a raucous night of glamour and style to the hottest crowd in town.

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On Race Night – Sunday 27 November, guests of The Podium Lounge can look forward to a headline set by Red Bull Racing’s Official DJ: EROK who’s South Beach, Miami inspired sounds combine hip-hop with a high octane mash-up that will bring a glittering curtain down on the 2016 Formula 1 Season!

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World famous speed painter Armin Flossdorf of F1 Arts will also be performing at The Podium Lounge throughout the weekend. Having started off in Monaco, Armin’s first “Formula One – Fanatic Location” exhibition ten years ago led him to specialize in Formula 1 Art using his eye-catching technique of combining acrylics and pencil on canvas. Armin has exhibited at the very highest levels of motorsport events around the world. Armin’s high-profile collectors include F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone and FIA President Jean Todt for whom he designed the official Ferrari merchandise.

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With two amazing Formula 1® teams in the series – the Red Bull Racing team and Toro Rosso, Red Bull certainly has much to celebrate. This year, in partnership with The Podium Lounge, the enigmatic energy drink promises to fuel guests at the finest after-party event of the 2016 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX. Both teams and their drivers together with Williams Martini Racing (Team Partners of Bacardi Martini, The Official Spirits Sponsor of The Podium Lounge) have been invited to join the celebrations.

Each night there will a silent auction of rare and authenticated F1 Memorabilia by The Helping Hand Group including Race Helmets, Suits, Gloves and Race Programmes signed by some of the legends of motorsport including Aryton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Sir Jack Brabham, Lewis Hamilton and Nicki Lauda.

Silent Auction items include:

LEWIS HAMILTON

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Lewis Hamilton Signed replica F1 race helmet – an impressive piece showcasing the multiple Formula 1 World Champion, quickly becoming a legend of the sport.

NIKI LAUDA

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Signed cap framed on a custom matboard. The 3 time Formula 1 World Champion who famously survived a fiery crash at Nürburgring in 1976 and returned to racing only 6 weeks later.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

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Hand signed full size Red Bull Racing Suit by the German wonder Sebastian Vettel – the multiple F1 World Champion!

ENZO FERRARI (1898 – 1988)

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Hand signed book by the Italian race car driver, founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix team and the Ferarri brand. A rare piece of motor sporting history.

2016 Racing Helmet

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Racing helmet signed by ALL the Drivers of 2016 CHANGE TO Racing helmet signed by ALL the Drivers of the 2016.

WORLD CHAMPIONS

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HUGE chequered flag signed by 20 Formula 1 World Champions. Never before has there been such a comprehensive collection of all the greats.

FERNANDO ALONSO

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Signed and framed 20×30 inch photo of Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso.

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Signed replica F1 car model of Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso, unique piece of sporting memorabilia to collect!

SIR JACK BRABHAM

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Hand signed photo of the late Sir Jack Brabham, one of only 4 Knighted Australian sportspeople and a Legendary Formula One driver in the early days of F1.

KIMI RAIKKONEN

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Signed and framed 8×10 multi photo piece of the Iceman: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari’s 2007 Formula 1 World Champion!

LEWIS HAMILTON & FELIPE MASSA

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Dual signed 8×12 photo piece featuring World Champion Lewis Hamilton & Felipe Massa

LEWIS HAMILTON

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Signed racing glove box framed on a custom matboard – an impressive piece showcasing the multiple and reigning Formula 1 World Champion.

MARK WEBBER

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Signed and framed 20×30 inch photo of Mark Webber, who became the first Australian to win an F1 Grand Prix in 28 years with victory in Germany in 2009!

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

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Signed & Frame F1 Race Glove belonging to 7 times F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher: the most successful driver in F1 history!

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

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Signed & Framed Race Glove of the multiple F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel – now driving for the famous Scuderia Ferrari.