Announced at the end of September, the new race in Qatar replaces the cancelled Australian Grand Prix and will be the penultimate race (round 20/22) of Formula 1’s longest season. Qatar will stand the first stop in a trio of races of Middle East (followed by Jeddah and Abu Dhabi) to complete the 2021 Formula 1 season.
Where will the race take place?
On the Losail International Circuit, 35 km north of Doha. The circuit, which was built at a cost of approximately $ 60 million, has hosted MotoGP races since 2004.
After a permanent lighting system installed on the track, all MotoGP races since 2008 have organized under lights: the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix for Formula 1 will also be a night race.
Sergio Pérez is the only driver on the 2021 Formula 1 grid to have competed at Losail. He won the second race at the circuit when he competed in the 2009 GP2 Asia series.
The 5.38km Losail International Circuit, which features 16 corners and improved for the arrival of Formula 1; Therefore, a new, wider pit lane entrance was built and new TecPro barriers are installed at various corners.
Why should you attend the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix?
This year’s battles for the Drivers ‘and Constructors’ championships are among the fiercest in recent memory, and chances are high that the race in Qatar will be instrumental in determining whether Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton (and Red Bull Racing or Mercedes ) will be this year’s champions.
As a new circuit for the drivers and teams, there is also a greater chance that the race will produce an unpredictable result.
The race takes place under the lights and making for an even more exciting show!
What is the monitoring program?
As the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix schedule is available on F1.com. Most of the action takes place after the sun goes down, although practice sessions on Fridays and Saturdays will take place in the afternoon.
There will be no additional support race categories in Qatar this year. Sunset in Doha on race weekend is approximately 4:45 PM. Here are the local times for action on the track at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix:
Friday, November 19: 13: 30-14: 30 (First practice), 17: 00-18: 00 (Second practice)
Saturday November 20: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (third practice), 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (qualifying)
Sunday, November 21: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (race)