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FIRST LOOK: Ride onboard with the Safety Car for a lap of Losail International Circuit ahead of the Qatar GP

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The Losail International Circuit is a new addition to the F1 calendar for 2021, and promises to deliver on speed for starters, with a long main straight and a series of high to medium-speed corners that will test both the skill and fitness of the drivers in this weekend's first-ever Qatar Grand Prix.

Only two drivers in the current F1 field have driven here competitively – but neither Sergio Perez nor Nikita Mazepin say they can remember too much of what this place was like, so it certainly seems that heading into the weekend this track will be something of an unknown for the whole grid.

Hit play on the video above to ride onboard as the Safety Car completes a hot lap in Qatar, and get a feel for those flowing, sweeping corners that will greet the F1 cars when they take to the track in earnest on Friday…

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