Doha: Formula One announced today that the Losail International Circuit in Qatar would host the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from November 19 to 21. Qatar will join the Formula One calendar in 2023 as part of a 10-year agreement.
In 2021, the race will be one of four Grands Prix to be staged in the Middle East, on a 22-race schedule including the race at the Losail International Circuit. The first race of the season was held in Bahrain in March, and the last race will take place in Abu Dhabi on Dec.12.
“This is a very special day for Qatar Motorsport and our nation’s ambitions as a host of major sporting events. I’m very proud that we’ve been able to support Formula 1 by stepping in and hosting a race in our country in such a short time frame, while also securing a ground-breaking long term deal with F1,” said the President of Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation, Abdulrahman Al-Mannai.
“We are very pleased to welcome Qatar to the Formula 1 calendar this season and for the longer term from 2023. The Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation and Authorities have been incredible and have moved at great speed to ensure the race can take place this season at the Losail Circuit, famous to many as the host of MotoGP,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula.