Formula 1 to take place in Saudi Arabia for the first time

If you have a need for speed, we have good news…

In November 2021, Saudi Arabia will host the Formula 1 race for the first time ever. The anticipated event will take place on the Jeddah corniche, running alongside the banks of the Red Sea, offering a coastal backdrop for the exciting action.

The race will be the first in a five-year partnership, so you can expect plenty more motorsports over the next few years. The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) has strengthened its relationship with Formula 1 as part of the country’s ambitious Vision 2030 programme.

Motorsports are hugely popular in Saudi Arabia, so this will be an exciting addition to the sporting calendar for next year.

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki AlFaisal Al Saud, the Minister of Sport added: “Saudi Arabia is accelerating forward and the speed, energy, excitement of Formula 1 perfectly reflects the transformational journey the country is on.

“No matter where in the world it’s held, Formula 1 is an event that brings people together to celebrate an occasion that goes far 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.”

We’re not sure yet exactly which dated the race will take place, but we’re told it will happen sometime in November 2021. The location, route and ticket information will also be revealed in due course.Be sure to stay tuned to WhatsOn.sa for all the updates as and when we know more.

Further details on the date, location and Jeddah street circuit layout will be revealed in due course alongside ticket information.

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