Saudi Arabia will have its Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2021

It will be a night race that will take place on a street circuit in Jeddah. Starting in 2023, it will be run at the Qiddiya complex.

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La F1 visit Saudi Arabia en 2021. The Saudi GP will be held at night on a street circuit in Jeddah. This scenario will be transitional since the plan establishes moving the test in 2023 to the complex of Qiddiya, which is under construction.

Although it was not confirmed on what date the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place, everything seems to indicate that It will be held in November one week before Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"We are excited to welcome Saudi Arabia to Formula 1"Said Chase carey, the CEO president of F1. “Saudi Arabia is a country that is becoming a sports and entertainment center with many important events. We are very happy that Formula 1 is competing there starting next season. ", Agregó.

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"The region is very important to us and with 70% of Saudi Arabia's population under the age of 30 we are excited about the potential to reach new fans." affirmed the executive.

“I firmly believe that the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be the largest organized sporting event in the history of our country. It has the potential to change lives, perceptions and reach new audiences and communities like never before ”Said Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal.

"We do not have a rich heritage in motorsports, but in a short space of time as a federation we have built a solid reputation for offering world-class international events such as Formula E and the Dakar Rally." noted his royal highness.

The Saudi event will become the second full night race on the top flight calendar after the Singapore Grand Prix.

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