It has been speculated over recent weeks, but F1 have now confirmed we will have a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in November next year.
The street race, which is part of a long-term partnership with Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and F1, will be hosted along the coastline and will be another night race on the calendar.
“We are excited to welcome Saudi Arabia to Formula 1 for the 2021 season and welcome their announcement following speculation in recent days,” Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said.
“Saudi Arabia is a country that is rapidly becoming a hub for sports and entertainment with many major events taking place there in recent years and we are very pleased that Formula 1 will be racing there from next season.”
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 5, 2020
The full 2021 calendar will be announced in the coming weeks.
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