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Losail International Circuit

Losail International Circuit F1 circuit guide

Formula 1 gained not one, but two new Middle Eastern races for 2021 with Qatar joining the Formula 1 calendar for the first time.

With the Covid pandemic still causing issues internationally, Qatar stepped in to replace the cancelled 2021 Australian Grand Prix, meaning the drivers have a new twilight race to contest.

Losail International Circuit was named as the venue for the first ever Qatar Grand Prix, with the country in addition signing a 10-year deal starting from 2023 to host Formula 1 action.

Losail International Circuit F1 circuit information

Turn 1 - After the start/finish straight Turn 1 is a medium-speed right bend, where drivers get the power down on exit as the track opens back up.
Turn 2 - A short straight then leads into a left-hand bend, not as long as Turn 1 but a similar speed and the outside line is best.
Turn 3 - A minor right kink, easily full throttle for Formula 1 cars.
Turn 4 - Another short straight leads into a heavy braking zone for this almost-90 degrees right, the first stage of a double-right hander.
Turn 5 - After a quick blast on the throttle, it is back on the brakes for Turn 5, very similar to Turn 4 as the double-right hander is completed.
Turn 6 - The slowest corner of the track so far, hug the inside kerb for this left hairpin before drifting wide as the track opens up.
Turn 7 - Another hairpin, this time to the right and slightly wider, but still this is a low-speed turn.
Turn 8 - A very slight bend to the left, no need to lift.
Turn 9 - A slightly more sharp right kink, but again full throttle.
Turn 10 - Quickly the slow left hairpin of Turn 10 arrives, taking a nice wide line in to brush the apex kerb.
Turn 11 - Another open left bend with barely any adjustment of the steering wheel needed.
Turn 12 - A tricky section started by this first right hander, dull the throttle and nail the inside kerb.
Turn 13 - Briefly apply the power before lifting off again for the second right-hand turn.
Turn 14 - And then the final right turn, again a quick lift before powering out of this series of right bends.
Turn 15 - A wide left bend, which some drivers will attempt to nail flat out.
Turn 16 - Hard on the brakes for the final corner, a long right turn which opens up into the start/finish straight.

Losail International Circuit schedule: 2021 Qatar Grand Prix

Practice 1: Friday November 19, 1330-1430 (1030-1130 UK time)

Practice 2: Friday November 19, 1700-1800 (1400-1500 UK time)

Practice 3: Saturday November 20, 1400-1500 (1100-1200 UK time)

Qualifying: Saturday November 20, 1700 (1400 UK time)

Race: Sunday November 21, 1700 (1400 UK time)

Losail International Circuit tickets: how to get them for the big race

Ticket are on sale now via the Formula 1 website, with three-day tickets covering the full race weekend starting from €528.64 in the Losail Club Grandstand, offering extensive views which includes the dramatic track action at Turns 9, 10 and 11.

Motorsporttickets.com have three-day tickets starting from £230 for the Corner Ten Grandstand and North Grandstand.

Losail International circuit lowdown: things to note

The general grandstand is located down the main start/finish straight, opposite the pit buildings, and is the only grandstand at Losail International Circuit.

Other hospitality options will be available, with details to arrive in due course.

Losail International Circuit directions: how to get there

Doha airport is the closest option for those flying in to Losail International Circuit to watch the Qatar Grand Prix.

From the airport a taxi would then be the best option for reaching the track, while bus travel is also an option from the country's capital Doha. Karwa Bus have services heading towards Al Khor which pass the circuit.

Doha Metro runs a rail service with Lusail being the closest stop to the circuit, which is then 11 kilometers from Losail International Circuit.

If you plan to drive to the track, then it can be accessed from the Al Khor Coastal Road.

Address: Losail Circuit Sports Club, Al Wusail, North Relief Road, Doha, Qatar.

Losail International Circuit history, memorable races and past winners

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Qatar Grand Prix Schedule November 19-21

Practice 1 19 Nov 2021 1:30 PM
Practice 2 19 Nov 2021 5:00 PM
Practice 3 20 Nov 2021 2:00 PM
Qualifying 1 20 Nov 2021 5:00 PM
Qualifying 2 20 Nov 2021 5:00 PM
Qualifying 3 20 Nov 2021 5:00 PM
Race 21 Nov 2021 5:00 PM