Mohammed, Gen. Mohamed at Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a number of world leaders, Crown Princes, dignitaries and senior officials attended the final race of 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.
The final race was attended by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Ali Bongo of Gabon, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Kosovo, Madam Atifete Jahjaga, President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, President of Seychelles James Michel, and Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The final race of 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
The final race was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs(ZHO), Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah, Kuwait's State Minister for the Council of Ministers' Affairs and Dr. Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the Secretary-General of the GCC.
General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with dignitaries at the race.
Among others present were Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Prince Abdullah bin Al Sultan Ahmed Shah, Crown Prince of Pahang, the Kingdom of Malaysia, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice, Princess of York, Former King Juan Carlos of Spain, Former President of South Korea Lee Myong-bak, Advisor to President of Belarus, Viktor Lechenko, a number of Sheikhs and senior officials.
The Vice-President arrived at the race's starting point accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, Sheikh Hazza and Bernie Ecclestone, chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, which manages Formula 1 Grand Prix. The national anthem was played before the start amid presence of huge fans.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid met, saluted and exchanged views with a number of competitors, wishing them good luck. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed crowned Lewis Hamilton, a British and driver of Mercedes Team on winning F1 championship, while Brazilian driver Felipe Massa crossed the line to second place ahead of Valtteri Bottas, a Finnish who won the third place.
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