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F1 will return to Jeddah from March 7-9, 2024, when the date for the 4th Arabian Grand Prix will be revealed
JEDDAH: The 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, which was unveiled on Wednesday, revealed that the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will return to Jeddah, home of the world’s fastest street circuit, from 7-9 March next year.
The fourth visit to the highest motorsport competition in the Kingdom will differ slightly from the normal weekend format established over the past three years, as the main race will take place on Saturday evening instead of Sunday. This is to avoid the possibility of a conflict with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to begin the following week.
Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Motorsport Company and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, said: “Everyone at (both organisations) is delighted to welcome F1 to Jeddah for the fourth edition of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix from March 7 to 9.
“The Jeddah Corniche Circuit continues to prove itself as one of the most thrilling and challenging circuits on the F1 calendar, with our previous three races always providing some great adrenaline-fueled racing.”
According to the tentative 2024 F1 calendar, the Jeddah race will again be the second of the season, meaning all drivers will still have it all to play for as they race under the spotlight on the shores of the Red Sea.
Jeddah’s thrilling Corniche circuit – the fastest and longest street track in the world – has quickly established itself as one of the most exhilarating venues on the F1 calendar, and fans will be eagerly awaiting another chance to see the best riders in the world ride. -to the wheel at average speeds of up to 252 km/h.
Last year’s Jeddah Grand Prix proved to be another spectacular occasion, with Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Perez crossing the finish line first after a thrilling 50 laps in front of an outstanding crowd of over 140,000. spectators. The three races in Jeddah have so far produced three different winners, with Lewis Hamilton winning the inaugural race in 2021, followed by Max Verstappen in 2022. Time will tell if any of them can win a second time in the Kingdom, or if they are joined by another winner of the event for the first time.
The fun of the F1 weekend in Jeddah will not be limited to the races, as the organizers are once again planning to offer a wide range of entertainment which will include live music from top international artists.
“Beyond the action on the track, we’re working hard to deliver another three days of non-stop fun for the whole family, with some of the biggest names in music set to return to our main stage once again. “, said Prince Khalid.
“The Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is an event for everyone and we look forward to welcoming F1 teams, drivers and fans back to Jeddah in 2024.”