James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit, unveiled the trophies for the forthcoming 2011 Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The trophies, handcrafted in solid silver, represent the sails of a Dhow on the Arabian Sea. They are made by leading silversmith and trophy maker, Richard Fox.
“As the title sponsor of the 2011 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi GP, we have the honour of supplying the winners' trophies," commented Mr. Hogan. "These priceless items reflect the brand values of Etihad and our homebase, Abu Dhabi. We look forward to welcoming the tens of thousands of F1 fans that will be using our extensive network over the next few weeks.”
"Formula 1 drivers are ultra-competitive," said Yas Marina Circuit's Richard Cregan, "come race day on November 13th, every one of them will want to celebrate an outstanding victory by holding this beautiful winner's trophy."
In total, there will be four trophies. One awarded to the race’s Winner Driver, Second Place Driver, Third Place Driver, and the Winning Constructor, respectively.