Qatar has additionally signed a 10-year deal to host Components One from 2023, organisers stated.
Qatar will host its first ever Components One Grand Prix later this 12 months, changing the cancelled Australian GP, organisers have introduced.
The race is scheduled to happen at Qatar’s Losail Worldwide Circuit on November 21 and can kind the primary a part of a regional ending to the Components One season. Races to observe in December will probably be hosted in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Ooredoo, the worldwide communications firm, would be the title sponsor for the occasion.
Qatar additionally signed a 10-year deal to host Components One from 2023.
An announcement from F1 on its official web site stated: “There was a powerful will from Qatar to be useful to F1, and in the midst of this course of, the imaginative and prescient for an extended partnership was mentioned and agreed for 10 years.”
“As a part of the longer-term deal, discussions will proceed relating to the placement for the Grand Prix from 2023 with additional particulars to be offered at a later time,” it stated.
Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Components One, stated he was “more than happy” to welcome Qatar to the Components One calendar this season and in the long run.
“The Qatar Motor & Bike Federation and authorities have been unimaginable and have moved at nice pace to make sure the race can happen this season on the Losail Circuit, well-known to many because the host of MotoGP,” Domenicali stated.
“We have now proven that we are able to proceed to adapt and there may be large curiosity in our sport and the hope from many areas to have a Grand Prix. The massive effort from all of the groups, F1 and the FIA has made it attainable to ship a 22 race calendar, one thing that may be very spectacular throughout a difficult 12 months and one thing we are able to all be happy with,” Domenicali added.
Abdul Rahman al-Mannai, president of Qatar Motor and Bike Federation, stated it was a “very special occasion for Qatar motorsport and our nation’s ambitions as a number of main sporting occasions”.
“I’m very proud that we’ve been capable of assist Components One by stepping in and internet hosting a race in our nation in such a short while body, whereas additionally securing a ground-breaking long run take care of F1.
“This thrilling settlement implies that Qatar would be the residence of each Components One and MotoGP for the following decade, that are the head occasions in world motorsport. We have now a proud motorsport historical past and that is the following chapter for us,” al-Mannai stated.
“Qatar will probably be an amazing vacation spot for F1 and we look ahead to welcoming all of the drivers, groups, media and followers very quickly,” he added.
Components One solely had two common Grand Prix venues within the Center East till this 12 months, with Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit first internet hosting a Grand Prix in 2004 and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina becoming a member of in 2019.