Fans can expect triple the action for 2024 with the introduction of 

Formula 1™ Academy and Formula 2™ support races as Phase 2 of Ticket Sales go Live

The future of motorsport is looking bright and with just six months to go until Formula 1™ descends upon Lusail International Circuit (LIC) for the Formula 1™ Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2024, excitement levels are reaching fever pitch right across the region.

As part of the 2024 season build up, LIC’s new QatarGP brand campaign was unveiled to audiences today, at an event which also featured delegates from Qatar Tourism.

Exciting new visuals were presented for the first time, along with the Formula 1™ Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2024’s campaign platform ‘Where Hearts Are Racing’ – further evidence of how motorsport has become deeply ingrained into Qatari society and LIC’s mission to empower and excite fans and families through showcasing the stories and action that Formula 1™, Formula 2TM, and F1® Academy has to offer.

Amro Al Hamad, Executive Director of the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation and CEO of LIC, emphasised LIC’s commitment to providing a world-class experience for fans and participants. He highlighted LIC’s reputation as a premier motorsports hub, hosting top-tier events and offering state-of-the-art facilities for spectators. ‘With that in mind, the Formula 1™ Sprint Race will be returning this year, and with the introduction of the F1® Academy and FIA Formula 2, we are poised to deliver an unforgettable experience. Our landmark ten-year agreement ensures that LIC will continue to be a premier destination for motorsport and F1 enthusiasts for years to come.’

Al Hamad noted strong ticket sales, with limited availability in some categories, and encouraged fans to secure their tickets soon. ‘I encourage all fans to secure their tickets and enjoy the event. We look forward to welcoming fans from around the world to experience the excitement and passion that define racing at LIC.’

Fatima Al Qaedi, Marketing & Communication Manager at LIC, also shared enthusiasm for the upcoming Formula 1™ Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2024 and the launch of the new QatarGP campaign. The campaign aims to create a platform that connects the emotions of drivers with those of the fans attending the QatarGP and to tell the stories that focus on the exceptional event experiences happening both on and off the track at LIC. It seeks to create emotional connections and long-lasting memories through the experiences felt at Lusail International Circuit during race weekend, whether you’re a driver winning a race, a fan watching F1 live for the first time, getting an autograph from a racing hero, being inspired by future stars on the track, enjoying music and entertainment, or just soaking up the electric atmosphere at our venue.’

Dr Buthaina Al Janahi,  Head of Communication at Qatar Tourism added that hosting major tournaments helps familiarise visitors with Qatar’s cultural heritage, identity, and values. She said that they are confident that fans will enjoy a comprehensive tourism experience, with events and offers from Qatar Tourism making the country an attractive year-round destination. ‘We welcome racing fans who will flock to Qatar to attend the Formula 1TM Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2024, we are confident that they will enjoy a rounded tourism experience with the events and offers provided by Qatar Tourism across Qatar’s calendar of events, making Qatar an attractive tourist destination for visitors throughout the year.’

LIC As a Premier Motorsports Hub

LIC has proudly established itself as one of the world’s most revered hubs for top-flight racing, with a state-of-the-art 5.419km circuit and world-class hospitality and fans facilities. The venue secured a ten-year deal, starting in 2023, promising racing action for motorsports fans in Qatar for the next decade.

For the new season ahead, fans can look forward to the nail-biting Formula 1™ Sprint Race which will make its triumphant return to Qatar as part of Formula 1™ Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2024.

Making its dramatic debut in 2023, it provides drivers and teams with another opportunity to score points for their respective championships, with the top eight drivers awarded points. LIC is one of just six locations chosen to host The Sprint, lining up alongside Shanghai, Miami, Austin, Sao Paulo and Austria’s Aspielburg.

The 100km high-intensity dash will take place on Saturday, 30 November, thrilling motorsports fans ahead of the Grand Prix climax on Sunday, 1 December.

Formula 1® has also announced two additional support races that will add to the excitement of the three-day extravaganza: the F1® Academy. This highly competitive all-female racing series is designed to nurture and propel young female drivers towards higher echelons of competition. It not only showcases the exceptional talent and skill of these athletes but also highlights the fierce competition they bring to the track, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.

LIC will be one of only six circuits to welcome  F1® Academy – a global gateway initiative committed to driving change through increasing female participation in motorsport using grassroots activities and professional programmes.

This will be followed by the FIA Formula 2TM Championship, a thrilling one-make single-seater race with 22 identical cars, which allows drivers to showcase their prowess in front of a Formula 1™ audience. It promises to enhance the overall excitement of the on-track action meaning fans can enjoy not double, but triple the action.

The early bird ticket sales were successful, and phase 2 of ticket sales is now live. Fans can book day and weekend tickets for the Formula 1™ Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2024, scheduled from Thursday, 29 November to Sunday, 1 December. Secure your tickets today to be part of this event.

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