The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license. The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A two-day GP2 Asia Series test was held to officially open the circuit, which was held a week before the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. It also hosted the opening event for the Australian V8 Supercars series, the Yas V8 400, in February 2010.