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Posted On: 10 November 2021 07:45 pm
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All you need to know about the Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021

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Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will hold its first-ever Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix on November 19-21, with the country set to host the 20th event of the 2021 season, as well as signing an additional 10-year deal to host F1 from 2023.

The Qatari circuit is most famous for its association with the world of two-wheeled racing, with Losail having hosted the MotoGP series since 2004. Ooredoo, the international communications company, will be the title sponsor for the event.

Find out more about the F1 how people will get to the circuit to watch the racing, what activities are lined up during the F1, the Losail Star Power campaign launched to engage the community in motorsports in Qatar, and where to get your tickets.


Q1. What is F1?

Formula 1, or F1, is the pinnacle of international motorsport and one of the most popular sports in the world. Races are held throughout the year on dedicated tracks and city circuits, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators. It is a sport with a long and illustrious history, with today’s cars reaching speeds of over 320 km/h.

The current season sees a neck-and-neck battle for the Championship between Mercedes driver and seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and rising star of Red Bull Racing Max Verstappen.

Q2. When is the F1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021?

This will be the first time Qatar hosts a Formula 1 race. The race weekend will take place from 19-21st November 2021. The weekend will begin with two practice sessions on Friday from 13:30-14:30 and 17:00-18:00, followed by a single practice session on Saturday at 14:00-15:00 and qualifying at 17:00-18:00. The Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, with lights out scheduled for 17:00 local time.

The race will return to Qatar in 2023 under a 10-year agreement until 2032.


Q3. What is the schedule for the event?

The schedule for the event can be downloaded from HERE.


Q4. Are tickets still available?

Yes, limited tickets are available, some zones have sold-out already.

Q5. How much are the tickets?

For more information, click HERE.

Q6. How do I buy tickets?

Visit the ticketing page and get yours now:


All you need to know about the Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021
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Q7. What kind of activities will there be at the Circuit?

You can enjoy fireworks, air shows, fanzones and food and beverages.


Q8. Will food and beverage be available at the circuit?

Yes – there will be a variety of food and beverage options to accommodate a range of personal preferences.


All you need to know about the Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021
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Q9. Will there be an F1 fanzone at the circuit?

Yes, there will be a fanzone located behind the Main Grandstand.

Q10. Who can access the F1 fanzone?

This will be accessible to customers who hold tickets for the Main Grandstand: Zone A, Zone B, Zone C, as well as the North Grandstand. Losail Club and Corner 10 Grandstand will have their own smaller Fanzones with food, beverages and a range of activities.


Q11. Is there access at the Losail International Circuit for people who have disabilities?

The Losail International Circuit is wheel-chair friendly.

Q12. What kind of facilities do you have?

There is:

  • Dedicated handicap parking. Please be sure to have a wheelchair sticker/sign in your car. (Follow the signs/ask the security)
  • There are dedicated handicap toilets for both males and females.
  • Access to the top of the grandstand by the spiral ramps in of the Main Grandstand.
  • Ramp access to the Losail Club Grandstand and Losail VIP Club.


Q13. Who can watch the F1?

Any person who is fully vaccinated, and 14 days have passed between their final dose of the vaccine and the beginning of the event, may attend.

Q14. Will I need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter the circuit?

Proof of vaccination will need to be shown when entering the event. This can be done by:

  • Showing the golden frame around the Green QR code on the Ehteraz Application.
  • Showing an official vaccination certificate from Qatar, or from the country where the vaccination was received.
  • Children under 12 years old who are not eligible to receive the vaccine in Qatar are required to show a negative Rapid Antigen Test or a negative PCR test result from a MOPH approved health centre. This test needs to be taken within 24 hours of entering the event grounds.

If you have recovered from COVID-19 within one year of the start of the event, you can also gain access by showing proof of this in the form of an official certificate.


Q15. Will there be free parking at the circuit?

Free parking will be available, but it will be limited.


Q16. What are my public transport options?

Ticket holders are encouraged to make use of public transport and to car-pool as much as possible. Please arrive early as traffic congestion is expected on the roads surrounding the circuit and in the parking areas.

Q17. Are there any other public transport options?

There will be a designated taxi/Uber drop off point at the circuit. A taxi from the West Bay area of Doha to Losail International Circuit will take approximately 25 minutes (with no traffic) and costs approximately 35 Qatari Riyals ($9.50).

You can also take the Metro to Lusail Metro Station.

Q18. If I use the Metro, how will I get from the Lusail Metro Station to the Losail International Circuit?

For people using the Metro, there will be frequent shuttle buses running between Lusail Metro Station and Losail International Circuit. A single standard journey on the Metro costs 3 Qatari Riyals ($0.80). Please note that due to traffic the expected shuttle travel time from Lusail Metro Station to Losail International Circuit may take up to 40 minutes so please plan your trip accordingly. On Fridays, the Metro only operates from 14:00.


Q19. What are the expected weather conditions for the race?

The average temperature in Qatar during the month of November is 25 degrees Celsius, with slightly cooler temperatures in the evenings. As we move closer to the winter months, there may be a chance of rain.


Q20. What is the Losail Star Power campaign?

The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) launched the “Losail Star Power” campaign across its social media channels to engage the community in motorsports in Qatar and urge fans to buy the last remaining tickets for the 2021 Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix. The “Losail Star Power” campaign taps into Qatar’s deep reservoir of local and international stars from across the world of sport and entertainment for a head-to-head fastest lap contest at the Losail International Circuit.

Videos of the competition will be posted all week at the @losailcircuit and @QMMF_official accounts on Twitter and Instagram before the winner with the fastest time is declared.

All you need to know about the Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix 2021
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Q21. Which celebrities are involved in the Losail Star Power campaign?

The full list of talent competing in the ‘Losail Star Power’ campaign includes:

  • Qatari Olympic high jump gold medallist, Mutaz Barshim
  • Three-time Dakar Rally winner, Nasser Al Attiyah
  • Al Jazeera Anchor, Ola Al-Fares
  • Former France footballer and World Cup winner, Marcel Desailly
  • Australian football legend and Aspire Academy Chief Sports Officer, Tim Cahill
  • Al Duhail striker and Qatar football international, Moez Ali
  • Qatari Olympic rower, Tala Abujbara
  • Racing driver and motorsports influencer, Archie Hamilton
  • Former Netherlands footballer and BeIN Presenter, Nigel de Jong
  • Egypt football icon Mohamed Aboutrika


Q22. What are the requirements for those who have come from outside of Qatar?

Those visiting from outside of Qatar must also adhere to the country’s entry requirements found HERE.

Q23. Which COVID-19 vaccines are recognised by Qatar for visitors?

Only vaccines approved by Qatar's Ministry of Public Health will be accepted. You can find the official list HERE.

    Q24. What if I buy a ticket and don't meet all the requirements to enter Qatar?

    Losail International Circuit will not be held responsible for ticket holders who do not follow the entry requirements for Qatar. No refunds will be available.


    Q25. If I’m coming from abroad, what else can I do during my trip to Qatar?

    For more information, head over to the website to plan your itinerary for your trip to Qatar.


    Source: LCSC