Liberty Media has officially confirmed the holding of the first ever Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The night race on the Jeddah City Circuit will take place in November 2021.
A multi-year contract was signed between the parties. According to BBC Sport, it is designed for ten years, and in 2023 the stage can be transferred to a stationary circuit in Kiddia.
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Chase Carey, Formula 1 CEO: “We are delighted to welcome Saudi Arabia to Formula 1 in the 2021 season. The country is rapidly becoming a center for sports and entertainment, hosting many major events in recent years. We are glad that the Formula 1 stage will also take place there starting next year.
This region is very important to us. With 70% of Saudi Arabia’s population under the age of 30, we are thrilled to attract new fans to Formula 1 and bring exciting races to our viewers around the world in an incredible place steeped in history.
In the coming weeks, we will publish a preliminary calendar for the 2021 season, which will be submitted to the World Motor Sport Council for approval. ”