It appears that Formula One is in talks with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to bring the Grand Prix to the country in 2021.
Formula One in talks with Saudi Arabia to host Grand Prix
Multiple sources confirmed to Reuters that Formula One is in top-level discussions with Saudi Arabia to host a Grand Prix in 2021. The organization held talks with a lot of countries but none of them were able to crack a deal.
While F1 team bosses have been approached for their opinion, they seek assurances from Saudi Arabia on issues like gender equality and human rights.
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F1 talks hot on the heels of E-Prix success
Last December was a historic moment for the country, with the debut of Ad Diriyah E-Prix. The event hosted 11 teams and 22 racers, alongside a massive music line-up headlined by stars like Black Eyed Peas, One Republic, Enrique Iglesias and David Guetta.
Two regional spots home to Formula One
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi are regular fixtures on the Formula One calendar. Bahrain usually hosts the second race and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit hosts the grand finale.
Do you plan to attend Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix this December?