Doha, 9 October 2023 - HE Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali stressed that the State of Qatar presented a distinguished and exceptional round in the Formula 1 World Championship competitions, considering that the experience of the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023 race came out ideal and exceeded expectations.
In press remarks, HE Al Ali said that the fans' experience in the Qatar F1 Grand Prix is one of the most wonderful, with the presence of outstanding areas along the circuit that accommodate 40,000 spectators, enabling them to follow the details of the race on the track and inside the paddock, according to maintenance works.
His Excellency added that the fan areas were designed distinctively, enabling them to roam between most of the areas of the circuit, making it easier for them to move to and from the stands from the areas of events and activities held along the main grandstand of the circuit.
His Excellency indicated his happiness with the astonishing fans atmosphere at Lusail International Circuit throughout the race days, pointing out his keenness to be very close to the fans' places to check on all their matters, especially in light of the large audience attending the competitions, who interacted with the atmosphere and enjoyed the races between the Formula 1 World Champions.
HE the Minister expressed his overwhelming happiness with the great success achieved by the Qatar Grand Prix, which witnessed great momentum at the media and public levels, pointing out that the circuit appeared in its new shape after being rebuilt from scratch in ten months, which is a record to be added to Lusail International Circuit's achievements since its establishment in 2014.
His Excellency noted that the Lusail Circuit is not just buildings but rather multiple systems and special specifications for security and safety and many other things, which resulted in the champions participating in the Formula 1 World Championship being impressed by what they found not only this year but also in 2021 when the Lusail Circuit hosted the extraordinary round of Formula 1 for the first time after Japan's withdrawal only seven weeks before the start of the event, but the Lusail Circuit was present on time and successfully organized the event within a short period.
HE Minister of Sports and Youth considered that the Lusail Circuit is the safest in the world, especially since it was designed for motorcycles, which has the highest security and safety specifications, which resulted in drivers being satisfied with all the technical and logistical matters of the circuit, which has been characterized by the smoothness of its track since its establishment and this is a feature that has been maintained after rebuilding the circuit.
Regarding the momentum that the State of Qatar always creates in world championships for mechanical sports, HE the Minister explained that mechanical sports have a great place in the State of Qatar as it has world champions with a long history, including Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah, Saeed Al Hajri, Hamad bin Eid, and others.
In addition, the Qatari people love motorsports and therefore Qatar is always an important stop on the international agenda in various events.
Concluding his press remarks, HE the Minister thanked the media that contributed greatly to the success of the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023 race, pointing to their distinguished role in conveying the atmosphere of the competitions to all Qataris, which was evident in the great interest in the event and the great demand for buying the tickets.