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24-race season at the playing cards if Saudi Arabia joins F1 calender


Formulation 1 is reportedly just about agreeing to a deal price £50-million (R936.21-million, est.) a yr that may see Saudi Arabia transform some of the international locations at the calendar.

Consistent with the Day-to-day Mail, among different newspaper experiences, Saudi Arabia may sign up for the time table as early as 2021 with a boulevard race in Jeddah performing as a stop-gap till a purpose-built circuit is in a position for the next yr.

The file additionally states that F1 has ‘struck an international sponsorship deal’ with Saudi Arabian oil massive Aramco, the sector’s richest corporate valued at $2 trillion, which means the race would most probably be referred to as the ‘Aramco Saudi Arabian Grand Prix’.

The race is ready to be held within the early levels of the season with the intention to keep away from the sizzling scorching temperatures between Would possibly and September.


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F1 is not any stranger to the Center East, having held races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, and promoters of the previous race would welcome extra enlargement to the realm with the addition of a Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

A spokesman for the Bahrain Global Circuit stated: “Since our first race in 2004, our objective has been to develop the fanbase for motorsport within the area. We might, due to this fact, welcome projects which will reinforce that enlargement and imagine {that a} long run race in Saudi Arabia could be complementary.”

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It isn’t simply Saudi Arabia this is reportedly set to sign up for the calendar subsequent yr because the long-sought-after Miami Grand Prix could also be stated to be just about final touch.

The file says that F1 bosses are ‘more and more assured’ of overcoming the native opposition to the race to ensure that a 2d US race to be held in 2021.

It’s believed that none of the present races are underneath danger through the possible new arrivals, which means a 24-race calendar may well be in retailer from subsequent season.

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