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Qatar will have its first Formula 1 GP: it will take place on November 21st | News

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Immediate entry of the Losail race, which takes the place of Australia, has been announced

After the World Championship, which has been stopping here for several years, also the Formula 1 will land in Qatar. And he will do it immediately, given that the Losail track, near Doha, will host his first circus GP as early as November 21st. The race takes its place on the Australian GP calendar in Melbourne, which should have taken place on the same date and which was canceled due to the Canberra government restrictions linked to the pandemic.

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Qatar thus becomes the 20th round of the season. The organizers have signed a contract with Liberty Media to host a race for ten years, but starting in 2023.

With the addition of this appointment, the season finale will take place entirely in the Middle East: the race in Qatar will be followed by the first Grand Prix of theSaudi Arabia on December 5, to then end with the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on December 12.

“The enormous effort of all the teams, of F1 and of the FIA, has allowed us to create a calendar of 22 races, something really impressive during a challenging year and something we can all be proud of,” said the president and CEO of the F1, Stefano Domenicali. “I am very proud to have been able to support Formula 1 by intervening and hosting a race in our country in such a short amount of time, while ensuring a long-term revolutionary agreement”, he added. Abdulrahman Al-Mannai, president of the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation. According to Jean Todt, president of the FIA, “this long-term commitment to F1, as well as the organization of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and many other international events, is another example of Qatar’s strong passion for sport.”


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