Qatar is aiming to join Bahrain and Abu Dhabi and become the third Gulf location to host Formula One events, and has already been vetted as a possible venue for staging pre-season tests, it was reported on Sunday.
“We are trying to get the license which would allow us to host F1 teams for pre-season testing and other activities,” Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah, president of Qatar Motor and Motorcycling Federation (QMMF), was quoted as saying by The Peninsula newspaper on Sunday.
Al Attiyah added that executives from the FIA Safety Commission had already visited Doha’s US$75m Losail International Circuit.
“F1 race director Charlie Whiting was here to inspect the Losail Circuit. He was impressed with what he saw.
“Hosting an F1 team for pre-season testing would give the Losail Circuit a massive marketing boost among other things. We see F1 races in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. Ours could be the third venue to facilitate F1 testing,” Al Attiyah said
The Losail Circuit has hosted the first race on the MotoGP calendar every season since 2004.
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi currently host F1 races as part of the official season.
Burj Al Arab to relaunch restaurant ‘Nathan Outlaw At Al Mahara’
September 24 will see the opening of the restaurant which...
Most UAE residents budget $680 for holiday package
Top holiday destinations for UAE residents are Maldives...
Revealed: How Dubai's Burj Khalifa created the world's largest, tallest LED screen
Team reveal details of how they created the display on the...
Review: Palazzo Versace Dubai
Think of this as Donatella Versace’s guest house
'No more delays' for $1bn IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park
Dubai’s mega theme park will open on August 31, says CEO...
First look: Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park
With the grand opening just days away, Arabian Business...
McGettigan’s opens new venue in Madinat Jumeirah
New location has indoor capacity for up to 400 people