Qatar to host its first ever Formulation One Grand Prix in November | Motorsports Information

Qatar has additionally signed a 10-year deal to host Formulation One from 2023, organisers mentioned.

Qatar will host its first ever Formulation One Grand Prix later this 12 months, changing the cancelled Australian GP, organisers have introduced.

The race is scheduled to happen at Qatar’s Losail Worldwide Circuit on November 21 and can kind the primary a part of a regional ending to the Formulation One season. Races to observe in December will probably be hosted in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

Ooredoo, the worldwide communications firm, would be the title sponsor for the occasion.

Qatar additionally signed a 10-year deal to host Formulation One from 2023.

An announcement from F1 on its official web site mentioned: “There was a powerful will from Qatar to be useful to F1, and in the middle of this course of, the imaginative and prescient for an extended partnership was mentioned and agreed for 10 years.”

“As a part of the longer-term deal, discussions will proceed relating to the situation for the Grand Prix from 2023 with additional particulars to be supplied at a later time,” it mentioned.

Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formulation One, mentioned he was “very happy” to welcome Qatar to the Formulation One calendar this season and in the long term.

“The Qatar Motor & Bike Federation and authorities have been unimaginable and have moved at nice pace to make sure the race can happen this season on the Losail Circuit, well-known to many because the host of MotoGP,” Domenicali mentioned.

“We’ve proven that we will proceed to adapt and there’s big curiosity in our sport and the hope from many areas to have a Grand Prix. The large effort from all of the groups, F1 and the FIA has made it doable to ship a 22 race calendar, one thing that may be very spectacular throughout a difficult 12 months and one thing we will all be pleased with,” Domenicali added.

Abdul Rahman al-Mannai, president of Qatar Motor and Bike Federation, mentioned it was a  “very special occasion for Qatar motorsport and our nation’s ambitions as a bunch of main sporting occasions”.

“I’m very proud that we’ve been in a position to assist Formulation One by stepping in and internet hosting a race in our nation in such a short while body, whereas additionally securing a ground-breaking long run cope with F1.

“This thrilling settlement signifies that Qatar would be the house of each Formulation One and MotoGP for the subsequent decade, that are the head occasions in international motorsport. We’ve a proud motorsport historical past and that is the subsequent chapter for us,” al-Mannai mentioned.

“Qatar will probably be a terrific vacation spot for F1 and we sit up for welcoming all of the drivers, groups, media and followers very quickly,” he added.

Formulation One solely had two common Grand Prix venues within the Center East till this 12 months, with Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit first internet hosting a Grand Prix in 2004 and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina becoming a member of in 2019.

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