Romain Grosjean "really hopes there will be a Grand Prix" in Saudi Arabia

08-02-2020 14:27
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Romain Grosjean really hopes there will be a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia

Romain Grosjean says that he is excited about the potential of a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia as F1 looks to expand its calendar even further. Plans have been revealed for a race in the Middle Eastern country in the near future, with the Haas driver visiting the site the track will be built on already.

The race would be held just outside the capital Riyadh in Qiddiya, with a brand new facility set to be built, with former F1 driver Alex Wurz designing the circuit.

Formula E already race in the country, with the 2019/20 season starting with a double header there.

Grosjean told Motorsport.com: “I sincerely hope that the project will go ahead and that it will progress as it should.

“The track Alex has designed is great. He knows what we like and what we don’t like. He’s lucky to have this close relationship with us, he comes to ask us questions.

“For example, we drove around in the simulator and there’s a corner he’s not sure about. I said: “About this one, I don’t know!” And he said he didn’t really know what to do with that corner. It’s great to talk about it, to share our opinions.

“Overall, the project is huge, super beautiful, and the place is extraordinary. I really hope there will be a Grand Prix.”

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