Saudi Arabia is reported to join the F1 grid from 2021 onward with a street race in Jeddah, before shifting to a permanent base in 2022.
There were reports of a F1 race in Saudi Arabia already, from 2022 onward, under the country’s ‘Vision 2030’ plan, where they are to build an entertainment site in Qiddiya, which is south-west of the capital Riyadh.
But it looks like the regime in Saudi Arabia is pushing for a street race in Jeddah in 2021, before shifting to the permanent venue. The deal between the Crown Prince and F1 is reported by Daily Mail which amounts to 50 million pounds on a per year basis.
CALENDAR IN 2021
Next year there will be another race on the calendar and it will be a street circuit. The Formula 1 circus would travel to Saudi Arabia, in the city of Jeddah.
Formula 1 is planning another race in the Middle East for 2021, in the city of Jeddah, home to nearly four million people. The race will take place prior to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
In Abu Dhabi, the Formula 1 season has traditionally ended several years ago. Because it is a street circuit, the city will need a lot of time to prepare, so a spot on the calender later in the year is obvious.
Formula 1 would be looking for another deal in the lucrative Middle East for next year. A partnership with Saudi Aramco, one of the largest oil companies in the world, was announced in March. Partly because this collaboration has been delayed by the coronapandemic, a race in the prosperous country would be looked into.
STREET RACE IN SAUDI ARABIA WILL BE ON THE CALENDAR IN 2021 STREET RACE IN SAUDI ARABIA WILL BE ON THE CALENDAR IN 2021
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