“As we’ve witnessed in recent years our people want to be at the very heart of the biggest moments in live sport and entertainment. And they don’t come any bigger than Formula 1. No matter where in the world it’s held, Formula 1 is an event that brings people together to celebrate an occasion that goes far beyond sport.
“We look forward to sharing this unique experience and sharing Jeddah with the world. For many Saudis this will be a dream come true.”
Rumours of a Saudi date have been ongoing for some time, with a purpose-built racing circuit in the works for a future race beyond 2022 according to F1.
Saudi Arabia will be the third race to take place in the Middle East after Bahrain and Abu Dhabi joined the calendar in 2004 and 2009 respectively.
It’s expected to be held ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is contractually locked in as the final race.