George ‘very excited’ ahead of inaugural Qatar Grand Prix
Formula One will conclude its final triple-header of the 2021 season as it heads to the Losail International Circuit for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.
The Losail circuit, situated 22 miles from the Qatari capital of Doha, is already a permanent fixture on the MotoGP calendar but several adaptions, including a new pitlane entrance, have been made to accommodate F1.
The 5.38km circuit is comprised of 16 corners; six left-handers and 10 right-handers, and a main straight at over one kilometre long which will feature the only DRS zone and provide multiple overtaking opportunities as they approach Turn One.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
It is always very exciting to visit new tracks, so I am looking forward to heading to the Losail International Circuit in Qatar this weekend. I've driven the layout in the simulator at Grove and I think it has a very nice flow to it, with lots of medium and high-speed corners. When these are coupled with the long straight, I think it will offer a lot of variability in terms of set-up options for all teams and therefore means that if you get it right the rewards could be great.
FP1 for the Qatar Grand Prix will get underway at 10:30 am GMT on Friday, November 19.