The Formula 1 grid will be returning to the desert of Doha as they descend upon the Qatar Grand Prix track, the Losail International Circuit. Re-discover the circuit and the Grand Prix right here and find out how you can get premium tickets and hospitality to the race.
The Qatar Grand Prix will be returning to the Formula 1 calendar, this time as a permanent feature after debuting in the 2021 season.
With a 10-year deal in place with Formula 1 and the Qatar GP, fans better get used to seeing the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit each year.
With that, discover the features and history behind the Qatar Grand Prix track and the previous race, and find out how you can be in attendance at the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix.Buy Qatar Grand Prix hospitality
About the Qatar Grand Prix track
The name of the Qatar Grand Prix track is the Losail International Circuit, located just outside the city of Lusail, north of Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
Lusail is the second largest city in Qatar, behind Doha. As with a lot of cities in Qatar, it is in the midst of mass development, with plans to increase infrastructure so it can house 450,000 residents.
In 2022, the newly built Lusail Stadium hosted the Qatar World Cup final. The 88,966-capacity stadium was sold out for the final between Argentina and France.
The circuit is one of the main features of the city currently. Having been built in 2004 after under a year of construction, the Losail International Circuit has hosted the Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix since 2004.
It has been a feature on the MotoGP calendar since its opening in 2004, and in 2007 permanent outdoor lighting was installed so races could be held at night. The first night race at the circuit was a GP2 Asia Series race in 2009.
The track is 5.380 km (3.343 mi) in length, with a main straight of 1.068 km (0.664 mi). It comprises 16 corners and, based on the 2021 edition of the race, only features one DRS zone on the pit straight.
It will be held at 8 pm track time, which means it will join the Bahrain Grand Prix, Singapore Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as a night race, with more than 3,600 light projectors set to illuminate the desert circuit.
Qatar Grand Prix History & Results
Formula 1 has only gone racing at the Qatar Grand Prix track once before, in the 2021 season. It was the 20th round that year and was won by Mercedes driver and all-time great Lewis Hamilton.
That season is remembered as one of the greatest in Formula 1 history, with Hamilton fighting Red Bull driver Max Verstappen all the way until the very last lap of the year.
The Qatar Grand Prix played its part that year by producing a visually stunning race and a memorable podium that saw the two championship leaders on the first and second steps, accompanied by two-time World Champion and beloved driver Fernando Alonso.
This was Alonso’s first podium finish since the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2014, when he was racing with Ferrari.
Hamilton’s win at the circuit marked another addition to his record of most wins at different tracks, taking the number to 30 (it has since been increased to 31. Michael Schumacher is in second place with 23).
2023 Qatar Grand Prix
The drivers will be illuminated in the Doha desert from 6th-8th October as they take to the Losail International Circuit.
Coming towards the end of the season again, it could once again be the battleground for what may be a very tightly-contested season.
Red Bull and Ferrarilook to be keeping their positions at the top, but after pre-season testing showed the Mercedes looking a lot more stable and even Aston Martin looking strong, it may be a very interesting battle this year.
The 2023 Qatar Grand Prix will have some added excitement as well, as it will be the fourth sprint race weekend on the year, meaning more points will be on offer that weekend.
How to get premium Qatar Grand Prix tickets & hospitality packages
You can enjoy thrilling racing under the lights with premium Qatar Grand Prix tickets and hospitality packages, providing you with the ultimate Formula 1 Grand Prix experience.
With Qatar Grand Prix hospitality & premium tickets, you will be treated to a life of luxury while enjoying all the action on the track. Your whole day or even whole weekend will be spent as a VIP, with luxury amenities at your disposal between and during sessions.
You will have access to the circuit's hospitality lounge, where you can sit and chat with your guests as well as others.
Inside the lounge, you will be treated to an all-day open bar, serving champagne, fine wines, beers, soft drinks, and teas and coffees.
A gourmet luncheon will be served to you, which will start with a plated starter, followed by a sumptuous buffet.
As for watching the action, you will be situated in a prime viewing location, where you will have spectacular views of the cars. You will be located above the pit lane and team garages, overlooking the start/ finish line, and will have free grandstand seating, too.
To top it all off, you will be given access to a pit lane walkabout (specifically allotted times), so you can get behind the scenes and see what goes on in the garages.
With the VIP with Pit Lane Access Package, you are sure to have a sublime time at the Qatar Grand Prix. Make sure you get yours now while you still can!Buy Qatar Grand Prix hospitality
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