Saudi sports minister follows up on preparations of Kingdom's F1 race

The minister said that the Kingdom is proud of the work made by the hands of Saudi citizens, as well as Saudi companies

  
President of the General Authority for Sport Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal speaks during the press conference at al Qiddiya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer. Image used for illustrative purpose

President of the General Authority for Sport Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal speaks during the press conference at al Qiddiya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer. Image used for illustrative purpose

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal was briefed on the latest developments of the Formula One Grand Prix which will be hosted by Jeddah Corniche from Dec. 3 to 5, state news agency SPA reported.

“We have the privilege of hosting this huge sporting event, which represents a dream for all motorsport lovers, and this event would not have been witnessed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without the grace of Allah Almighty and then the support and follow-up of the Crown Prince. We promise everyone better hosting to achieve the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030,” he said.

The minister added that the Kingdom is proud of the work made by the hands of Saudi citizens, as well as Saudi companies.

On Sunday, Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, advisor to King Salman, was briefed on the latest preparations for the Saudi Formula One race.

Al-Faisal listened to an explanation by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Faisal about the 27-turn, 6,175-meter-long circuit, the second-longest track in F1 history.

Prince Khalid, who is the president of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, confirmed the completion of the preparations for hosting the F1 race.

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