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DESTINATION GUIDE: What fans can eat, see and do when they visit Qatar for this weekend's Grand Prix

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Amy Overy

Having first dipped its toes into the F1 waters in 2021, Qatar returns to the calendar this week with its first event of a new 10-year contract. Located on the outskirts of the capital Doha, the Lusail International Circuit was completed in just under a year and hosted the inaugural Qatar Moto GP in 2004.

Since that first F1 appearance in 2021 the circuit has undergone some changes and improvements with the addition of extra grandstands increasing the capacity from 8,000 to 52,000, while artificial grass now surrounds the track to prevent the encroachment of sand onto the asphalt.


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