Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal makes case for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

20-11-2020 10:01 | Updated: 20-11-2020 13:31
by GPblog.com
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Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal makes case for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

From 2021 onwards, the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will be on the calendar, and it has caused a great deal of controversy among fans and followers of Formula 1. Does F1 really have to go there? In any case, the organisers themselves are looking forward to the new race.

Saudi Arabia is already in the picture this season in Formula 1, through the sponsorship of Aramco. The state oil company from the Middle East is proving to be the first step, because now there is also a Grand Prix in the country where human rights activists are being arrested and many people still do not have equal rights.

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''I don't blame them," said Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, president of the local motorsport federation to Motorsport-Mazagin.com. ''I don't blame those people because they have never been to Saudi Arabia. We are opening up our country so that more people can see our beautiful country and hopefully that will change their minds.''

The Prince of Saudi Arabia is aiming high with their own race. ''We don't want to be a race, we want to be the best race. I guarantee it will be a fast and exciting race with a lot of catching up to do. We love Monaco, but you can't really catch up there. We want a street circuit with a fantastic view, but also the possibility to overtake," concluded the Prince about the circuit that will be designed by Hermann Tilke.

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