The erstwhile Formula 1 driver, Alexander Wurz, stated that a new circuit is in the planning stage and it will join the F1 calendar in 2023.
The race track is located in Saudi Arabia, about 30 miles away from the capital city Riyadh and Qiddiya will accommodate it.
In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com, Mike Reininger, CEO of the Qiddiya Investment Company, declared that their target is to capture the attention of the major motorsport classes.
“We're building the facilities so that we can ultimately host the biggest and the best motor sports events, really in all categories. And Grade 1 is, you know, synonymous with F1, so we're hopeful that that comes to pass for us.”
Previously, exactly in January, there was an event in Qiddiya in which Wurz explained the track plan and he said “It’s a privilege of a lifetime to design the motion & mobility zone in Qiddiya.”
The former pilots, Damon Hill and David Coulthrad, took part in the event with Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg, as guests.
The French pilot told Motorsport.com “Overall, the project is huge, super beautiful, and the place is extraordinary. I really hope there will be a grand prix.”
As an entertainment and commercial complex, the track will also host the tallest and the fastest rollercoaster in the world.
Wurz concluded “The design offers amazing elevation changes, making use of the stunning natural landscape. Equally the design is made to challenge drivers and engineers alike. And from our simulation runs, I can assure you it is absolutely thrilling as an on and off track experience. Qiddiya has all it takes to become the motorsport capital of the world.”
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