The 2021 season of Formula 1 will be, if the pandemic allows it, the one that will host the most Grand Prix. The intention of the organization is to reach 23 races, among which will be returning circuits, such as Zandvoort that I was going to return in this 2020, and new, like one in Saudi Arabia.
The organization has confirmed the presence of the race in the emirate, something that has brought controversy due to the flagrant violations of human rights in the country. It will also be a night race.
– Formula 1 (@ F1) November 5, 2020
The chosen place is the city of Jeddah, the second largest city in the country, which has already been the scene of sporting events such as the departure of the Dakar2020 or the end of the Spain Supercup soccer.
The Saudi regime is using sport to publicize its culture and show openness towards the country. “Saudi Arabia is a country that is fast becoming a sports and entertainment center with many important events taking place there in recent years and we are very happy that Formula 1 is racing there starting next season.” has pointed Chase Carey, CEO of Formula 1 until January when he will be replaced by the former boss of Ferrari Stefano Domenicali.