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Qatar added to 2021 schedule – signs 10-year deal with F1!

Qatar's Losail International Circuit will fill as expected the November 21 slot on Formula 1's 2021 calendar, but the country has also secured a ten-year lease with the sport. Successive postponement and cancellations of the Australian and Japanese Grands Prix left a late November void in F1's 23-race schedule, with Qatar putting itself on the ranks to host its inaugural Grand Prix. As a venue regularly visited by MotoGP since 2004, the Arab peninsula's Losail circuit is up to FIA standards for hosting an F1 race. But the country's geographic proximity to Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi that will host the final two rounds of the 2021 world championship also favoured Qatar's inclusion on F1's...
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