Saudi Arabia Secures Position as Host of First Grand Prix Race for 2024

Saudi Arabia Secures Position as Host of First Grand Prix Race for 2024

Following an exciting opener in the 2023 season, this is welcome news for the Kingdom  
13 April 23

The Formula One Grand Prix has been confirmed to return to Saudi Arabia in 2024, for a fourth time.  

In March 2023, the Kingdom, specifically Jeddah, hosted the first Formula One Grand Prix race of the season. International celebrities, racing drivers and Formula One fans descended on the city over the course of a long weekend from March 17 to March 19.  

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a temporary and specially built street circuit for the Grand Prix event. Noted by professionals and commentators alike, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a particularly fast circuit; built to withstand average speeds of 252km/h. After the purpose built and permanent Monza Circuit, this is the second fastest circuit in the Formula One calendar. 

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Of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Managing Director of Formula One, Ross Bawn said “We want fast sweeping circuits, circuits which are going to challenge the drivers – and they are going to love it." And that is exactly what was delivered. With twenty-seven corners, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has the most of corners of any other track on the calendar.  

Adding to the excitement and thrill of the Grand Prix race set, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is one of the few races in the Formula One calendar to take place at night. The 2023 race took place on Sunday March 19 at 8pm, seeing Sergio Perez racing for RedBull secure his first win in 2023.  

The exact dates for The Saudi Grand Prix 2024 have yet to be confirmed by Formula One, but of course, we will keep you updated.