Nico Rosberg

After wrapping up the Formula One™ season on a winning high in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes‘ Nico Rosberg celebrated his third win in a row, from a sixth successive pole position, with 19 F1™ drivers, and the whole F1™ fraternity at Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi, The Original F1™ Experience. Renowned for bringing the most luxurious and star-studded event to the Middle East during the F1™ weekend, Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi 2015, hosted at Yas Links golf course, kept its promises as the only place to merge the glamorous fast-paced spirit of Formula 1™ and the sophistication of a unique rocking after-party.

Nico Hulkenberg
Nico Hulkenberg

Neuschwansteiner was the official beer at Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi, continuing the success of the partnership at the Monaco Grand Prix™. Neuschwansteiner was served throughout the Abu Dhabi F1™ GP weekend at all Amber Lounge evening events, including the exclusive F1™ drivers and celebrity tables.

For the 7th year in a row

Carlos Sainz and Marcus Ericsson
Carlos Sainz and Marcus Ericsson

Amber Lounge brought an atmosphere that cannot be easily found elsewhere. Nico Rosberg, Abu Dhabi’s F1™ race winner took to the stage with Roberto Merhi, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniil Kvyat after dosing the crowd in champagne.

Over the weekend, F1™ drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierez to name a few, as well as GP3 Champion Esteban Ocon and GP2 Champion Stoffel Vandoorne came to celebrate the culmination of the 2015 F1™ season till the early morning.

Sebastian Vettel
Roberto Merhi
Roberto Merhi
Superior performance of Craig David

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Felipe Nasr

“This year’s Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi was truly amazing!“ – says Sonia Irvine, Founder of Amber Lounge. “I’m delighted with the come out of our event this year. Our VIP guests and F1™ drivers left having experienced the best Amber Lounge ever.

Our sponsors helped greatly in delivering this one-of-a-kind event; Grey Goose, Abu Dhabi Motors and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, SNS Marine and Neuschwansteiner have been truly fantastic, it is a real pleasure to be collaborating with them.”

Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of Neuschwansteiner, says: Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi was indeed fabulous. Our friends and guests, including some top-level F1™ people, loved it and we are sincerely happy being Sonia’s partners! Her hospitality is always outstanding and the atmosphere amazing. It was a pleasure to see so many of her guests enjoy our beer, and we received many compliments from F1™ guests who had already enjoyed it at Amber Lounge Monaco. For us this is a perfect match and we are looking forward to hopefully many more fabulous F1™ events with Amber Lounge.”

Amber Lounge was founded by Sonia Irvine in 2003, a stylish, unique, VIP nightlife experience where F1™ teams, drivers, sponsors, royalty, VIP guests and celebrities can relax and enjoy themselves away from the glare of press and media. Sonia is regarded as one of the pioneers of F1™ nightlife experiences and continues to create the most sought after events on the F1™ calendar.

The 2015 Formula 1™ season has come to a close but Amber Lounge is already pleased to announce it will return to the F1™ hotspots in Monaco, Singapore, Mexico City and Abu Dhabi in 2016!

All pictures curtesy of Amber Lounge


Even more impresions

Daniil Kvyat
Dwight York
Jean Eric Vergne
Nico Rosberg
Marcus Ericsson


All photos by Sutton-Neuschwansteiner-Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.