F1 calendar 2021 will feature a whole new race in Saudi Arabia, with information that the city of Jeddah will host the opening Saudi Grand Prix in November 2021.
The event will see the world’s best racers and builders fight the city streets in a spectacular night race.
The 2021 race, the first in a long-standing Formula 1 partnership and the Saudi Arabian Motor and Motor Federation (SAMF), will take place on the shores of Jeddah, running along The Red Sea coast, offering stunning coastal vistas for a weekend full of live sports, entertainment and culture will take over the second largest city in Saudi Arabia.
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The remainder of the 2021 F1 schedule will be announced in a timely manner.
Chase Carey, President and CEO of Formula 1 said: “We are delighted to welcome Saudi Arabia to Formula 1 season 2021 and welcome their announcement following the rumors. in recent days”.
“Saudi Arabia is a country that is rapidly becoming a center for sports and entertainment with many major events going on there in recent years and we are delighted that Formula 1 will be held at that from next season.
“This region is extremely important to us and with 70% of Saudi Arabia under the age of 30, we are excited about the potential of reaching new fans and bringing in existing fans of We’re around the world racing exciting from a historic and astonishing location. We will announce our full interim 2021 calendar in the coming weeks and this will be submitted to the World Motor Sports Council for approval. “
Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud’s Sports Minister added: “Saudi Arabia is accelerating forward and the speed, energy, excitement of Formula 1 perfectly reflects the journey. transformation of the country. As we’ve seen in recent years, our people want to be at the center of the biggest moments in live sports and entertainment. And they are no larger than Formula 1.
“No matter where it is held in the world, Formula 1 is an event that brings people together to celebrate an occasion that goes beyond sport. We look forward to sharing this unique experience and sharing Jeddah with the world. For many Saudis, this will be a dream come true ”.
“Today is a breakthrough in every respect,” added Prince HRH Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, President of Saudi Arabia Motorcycles and Motorcycles Federation. “I firmly believe that the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be the largest sporting event to be held in the history of our country and has the potential to change lives, perceive and reach a new audience and community. over. Putting the logos of the sport and racing history teams in Saudi Arabia in front of young fans and families is truly a game of change.
“We don’t have a rich sporting heritage, but in a short span of time as a federation we have built a strong reputation for hosting world-class international events. like Formula E and Dakar Rally. Hence, Saudi Arabia is truly home to millions of passionate young fans of motorsport. Many of them will smile and count down to see their heroes in November 2021. Our plans will bring the sport to more people with a celebration to the end. all communities and open to all. “