Next November will be all about horsepower and adrenaline in Saudi Arabia as they’re all set to host its first Formula 1 race at the Jeddah Corniche.
In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the oil-rich Kingdom is diversifying its economy in a bid to make the country home to a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation, and Formula one is the latest addition to its entertainment offerings, hosting its first-ever F1 race in Jeddah Corniche.
While the next F1 calendar is yet to be confirmed, there’s a great deal of anticipation surrounding the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as some of the world’s finest racers, including Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will be descending upon Jeddah for a night of high-octane motorsports. Not to mention live entertainment, fans can expect concerts and post-race parties too.
Saudi Arabia has been a regular venue for motorsports of late, having hosted consecutive races for Formula 1’s electric racing counterpart, Formula E since 2018, followed by hosting its first Dakar Rally edition last January.
Check out this adrenaline-fuelled race between a Formula E racer and a Peregrine Falcon:
“We don’t have a rich motorsport heritage, but in a short space of time as a federation we’ve earned a strong reputation of delivering world-class international events such as Formula E and the Dakar Rally. As a result, Saudi Arabia is home to literally millions of passionate young fans of motorsport. Many of whom will already be smiling and counting down to seeing their heroes in November 2021. Our plans will see us take the sport to even more people with a celebration that reaches all communities and is open to all.”HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation
(Featured photograph credit: Formula 1)