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Formula 1 announces first ever Qatar Grand Prix to be held in November

Losail International Circuit will hold its first Grand Prix on November 19-21

Selcuk Bugra Gokalp   | 30.09.2021
Formula 1 announces first ever Qatar Grand Prix to be held in November

ANKARA

Qatar will hold Formula One Grand Prix for the first time in November 2021, the motorsports organization has announced on Thursday.

Losail International Circuit will hold its first-ever Grand Prix, 20th event of the 2021 season, on November 19-21, according to the statement from the F1 official website.

F1 stated that Qatar signed for an additional ten years to host, said: "There was a strong will from Qatar to be helpful to F1, and in the course of this process, the vision for a longer partnership was discussed and agreed for 10 years."

F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali praised the efforts of the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), said: "We are very pleased to welcome Qatar to the Formula 1 calendar this season and for the longer term from 2023."

There will be a three-part Middle Eastern ending to the 2021 season with the inclusion of the Qatar Grand Prix as the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be held on December 3-5, and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held on December 10-12.

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