Jeddah to host Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023

Jeddah to host Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023

The event will return to Saudi’s Red Sea coast next March

The Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC) has announced that the Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will return to Jeddah in 2023.

Taking place from 17 to 19 March, the event will be the second race on the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar when the championship will be wide open.

Fans will once more be able to sit in the grandstands along the Red Sea coastline and watch drivers go wheel-to-wheel at average speeds of up to 252km per hour on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit – the fastest and longest street circuit in the world.

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Saudi Arabia is one of the newest venues on the Formula 1 calendar, having hosted its debut race in December 2021 and its second race just four months later in March 2022. 

In addition to memorable sporting moments, the F1 weekend in Jeddah has previously hosted some of the world’s biggest music acts to keep the excitement fuelled long after the engines have been switched off.

Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and David Guetta performed to sell-out crowds in 2021, while 2022 saw the Black Eyed Peas and Chris Brown entertain the fans on the circuit’s main stage after the racing action had ended.


Commenting on the announcement, HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and the Saudi Motorsport Company said: “The presence of major motorsport events such as Formula 1 in Saudi Arabia is an integral part of the Vision 2030 initiative set out to improve the lives of all Saudi citizens. Not only does it provide a weekend full of entertainment for fans, it also offers employment opportunities and previously unavailable work experience to our young men and women who are such an integral part of our event delivery team.

“We will be offering fans a full three-day programme of activity both on and off track that will appeal to sport and entertainment seekers alike. Our message therefore is clear: come to Jeddah next March not only to witness a spectacular race on F1’s fastest street circuit but also to discover all that this beautiful country has to offer. I look forward to welcoming F1 teams, drivers and fans to Jeddah once more in 2023!”

Tickets for the Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will go on sale in the coming weeks.

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