2018 F1

Saudi Arabia to host 2018 Race of Champions

Formula 1 drivers will head to Saudi Arabia early next year for the annual Race of Champions.

The Saudi capital of Riyadh will be a controversial choice of venue for the motor racing spectacular, with women only just having been given the freedom to drive.

Normally, sports events in the desert country are not even attended by women, but the government confirmed that “both genders” will be welcome at the “family event”.

Race of Champions said in a statement that “driver announcements” will be made “shortly”. Pascal Wehrlein injured his back in a Race of Champions crash in Miami early this year.

“With women able to drive in Saudi Arabia from 2018, we feel this is an auspicious moment to be bringing a motor sport event to Riyadh,” said Race of Champions boss Fredrik Johnsson.



ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media

To Top