Moments ago the Formula 1 confirmed that in the 2021 season there will be a new date for the calendar World. At the end of next year, the city of Jeddah will host the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix. The news was shared on the category’s social networks and confirms the rumors that had been ringing in the paddock.
This morning in the Arab city a press conference was held in which the news was expected that a new sporting event would be announced. While it was known that it would involve motorsport, the only thing missing was the confirmation that Formula 1 will be in the country. Despite the great news, some political entities showed their rejection of the category arriving.
Some weeks ago, International Amnesty He warned the Formula 1 authorities about the constant violation of human rights occurring in Saudi Arabia. Through a statement they expressed their rejection of the category doing a “facelift” of the situation. However, from the other bell they did not express an opinion.
The Amnesty statement
From the international organization they expressed their concern about the violation of Human Rights in the country. “If the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix goes ahead, at least Formula 1 should insist that all contracts contain strict labor standards with all supply chains, and that races are open to all without discrimination.
When will the race be?
The test will be the next to last on the calendar, if the first draft submitted in recent weeks is confirmed. It will take place on the weekend of November 28, 2021, in the city of Jeddah. However, starting in 2023, it will be held at the new Qiddiyah circuit in Riyadh.