RACE DEBRIEF

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    Qatar2021

    2021

    19 - 21 Nov

    Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021

    qatar-flag.png Losail International Circuit

    Losail International Circuit

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    First Grand Prix

    2021

    Number of Laps

    57

    Circuit Length

    5.38km

    Race Distance

    306.66 km

    Lap Record

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    Lusail

    When was the track built?

    The Losail International Circuit, located on the outskirts of the capital city of Doha, was built in preparation for hosting Qatar’s first ever MotoGP event in 2004, with the circuit completed in just over a year.

    When was its first Grand Prix?

    2021 represents the first time Qatar has ever hosted the FIA Formula One World Championship – with the country signing an additional 10-year deal to host the sport from 2023.

    What’s the circuit like?

    Designed primarily with motorcycle racing in mind, the 5.4-kilometre Losail International Circuit is a fast and flowing track, where medium- and high-speed corners predominate. Over one kilometre of the track’s total length is made up of the main straight, which provides plenty of overtaking opportunities into Turn 1.

    Why go?

    If you live in the northern hemisphere and the thought of escaping colder climes in November appeals, you’ll be well catered for in Qatar, with average temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius at that time of year. Unsurprisingly with that kind of weather, Qatar is a great country for outdoor pursuits, be that karting at Losail itself, or trips into the desert to go sandboarding, camel riding and 4x4ing.

    Where is the best place to watch?

    The grandstand at the exit of Turn 10 gives fans the chance to watch the cars blasting through this dynamic section of the track, pitching right through the fast kink of Turn 9 and into the Turn 10 braking zone.