Sebastian Vettel organised an all-female karting event in Saudi Arabia to encourage local women into motorsport, ahead of Formula 1’s race in Jeddah.
Lewis Hamilton described Saudi Arabia’s LGBTQ+ laws as “terrifying” and raised concerns over women’s rights in the country, which is holding its first Formula 1 race this weekend.
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says he has no doubt construction of the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit will be completed in time for the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix next month.
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The 2021 Formula 1 season could conclude in Saudi Arabia instead of Abu Dhabi as originally planned, RaceFans has learned.
Formula 1 has revealed the layout of the new track which will hold the first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix later this year.
“Human rights should be equal for everyone and we’re going to all these countries where that is an issue” said Lewis Hamilton after F1 announced a new race in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix promoter says it “would love” to include all-women’s championship W Series as a support event at its inaugural Formula 1 race next year.
The promoters of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix have appointed long-time F1 track architect Hermann Tilke to design the track which will hold their race next year.
Formula 1 won’t be the first international motorsport to visit Saudi Arabia, but it will be the most well-known, and it can’t pretend that doesn’t have political implications.
The addition of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to the 2021 F1 calendar has prompted criticism over the regime’s human rights record.
Formula 1’s long-rumoured first race in Saudi Arabia has been officially confirmed. A night race through the streets of Jeddah will take place in November 2021.
Formula 1 faces criticism for its planned race in Saubi Arabia but Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes it can be a “vector of positivity”.
The first grand prix in Saudi Arabia, to be held on a street circuit in Jeddah, looks increasingly likely to form part of the 2021 F1 calendar.
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Saudi Arabia has plans not just to hold a Formula 1 race, but to build the longest and potentially most radical track on the championship calendar.
A radical track which passes beneath a swimming pool could be part of a plan to bring Formula 1 to Saudi Arabia.