Saudi Arabia to host Formula 1 GP in 2021

The race will take place in Jeddah in November 2021, Saudi Arabia and Formula 1 announced.

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São Paulo – Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday (5) that it will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix in its Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah in November 2021, Arab News reported. Announcing the race, minister of Sport prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said that the event will increase tourist numbers to the country. Pictured above, outdoor press conference about the race.

“We realize the extent to which the people of Saudi Arabia are keen to always be at the center of the most important sporting and international events, especially that this is the first opportunity to follow Formula 1 races on Saudi land,” the minister said.

The race will be held as part of a 15-year partnership between the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and Formula 1. The Jeddah Corniche will be the start and end point of the race. Jeddah will host the Saudi race until a new purpose-built track at Qiddiyah – an entertainment megaproject to be established in Riyadh – is completed in 2023.

The CEO and executive chairman of the Formula 1 Group, Chase Carey, the event will published on the 2021 calendar in the coming weeks and this will be submitted to the World Motor Sport Council for approval.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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