| 24 April 2024, Wednesday |

Jeddah prepares to host 4th Edition of Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The World Motor Sport Council accepted the basic 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship schedule, which includes 24 races and runs from Bahrain on March 2 to Abu Dhabi on December 8. The schedule was released today by the Formula 1 Organizing Committee.

In order to avoid a potential conflict with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 7-9, 2024, according to SPA.

Several changes have been made to the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar. The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Japan Grand Prix, and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be held in November, April, and September, respectively, and the date of the Qatar Grand Prix has been changed from October to December.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said that the changes to the calendar fall within the federation’s endeavor to make the Formula 1 competition more efficient in terms of environmental sustainability and more accessible to the organizers and the participating teams who travel extensively and devote most of their time to Formula 1 races. He added that the summer break will be extended to three weeks in August, and drivers will get an additional three-week gap between September and October.

For his part, Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) and the Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC), noted that all eyes are set on Jeddah Corniche Circuit, which will host the 4th edition of Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The prince added that the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has always proved to be among the most challenging circuits on the Formula 1 calendar and has witnessed significant thrills and fierce competition during the previous three editions.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat