Saudi Arabia to join F1 calendar?
Formula 1 could be racing in Saudi Arabia from 2023 onwards. Detailed plans
for a new track outside capital Riyadh have been put forward. The track has been designed by former driver Alex Wurz. Other Formula 1 personalities such as Damon Hill, Romain Grosjean and David Coulthard were at the launch event in January. The Daily Mail
suggests that a one-off street race could be held in Jeddah in 2021 before the event moves to its permanent home in 2022.
Given the country’s human rights record, a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia would be a controversial move. Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have said that they would welcome a race in Saudi Arabia
. If both Saudi Arabia and Miami join the calendar, the 2021 schedule could grow to 24 races.