Early bird ticket sales for the Formula One Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix – the first of three sales phases – was launched yesterday by the Lusail International Circuit on Wednesday. The eagerly anticipated racing spectacle will be held from October 6-8 at the redesigned Lusail International Circuit.
The announcement was made during a press conference held in co-operation with Qatar Airways, the Official Airline and Global Partner of F1 – and title sponsor of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar, and the Public Works Authority Ashghal. The F1 racing extravaganza will ensure an action-packed weekend for fans. Race attendance will be optimised through three-day Grandstand tickets and one-day General Admission tickets, with special early bird offers up for grabs for a limited time only.
“F1 Family Friday” is a chance for the whole family to experience the incredible racing action together. Complimentary Friday-only General Admission tickets, exclusively for children under 12 years of age when accompanied by a ticketed adult, include entrance and free grandstand seating. Tickets are limited and must be booked online in advance. Extending over three adrenaline-fuelled days, the Qatar GP will witness incredible racing and will be complemented by unrivalled entertainment and hospitality experiences for fans.
The current remodelling of the Lusail International Circuit is set to increase the capacity of the grandstands and car parking lots. The surrounding and internal roads will be developed to provide easy access to the circuit by linking it to the main roads in the area while extensive improvements will also be made to the infrastructure of the circuit and associated facilities.
Abdulrahman al-Mannai, President of the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), said: “I am very glad and proud that Lusail International Circuit will host the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix. It is another international achievement to be added to the list of impressive sports achievements by Qatar. I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Sports and Youth for the efforts it exerted to make the circuit upgrade project a success in the best possible way. Once completed, the circuit will be an extraordinary destination capable of hosting major tournaments and sporting events.
Al-Mannai added: “We would also like to thank Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism on their relentless efforts to promote tourism inside Qatar and abroad. We will unveil many exciting entertainment programs for race enthusiasts soon. I would also like to extend my sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the Public Works Authority Ashghal for its tremendous efforts to make the project of upgrading the circuit, which is going according to schedule, a great success.”
Speaking after the press conference yesterday, Amro al-Hamad, Executive Director of QMMF and CEO of Lusail International Circuit, said: “We are delighted to bring Formula 1 back to Qatar, and we can’t wait to offer fans an unforgettable racing experience. The Lusail International Circuit will be more than ready to welcome enthusiasts from all over the world. We are committed to delivering a truly exceptional Grand Prix weekend, in collaboration with our partners Qatar Airways and Ashghal. The countdown has now officially begun.”
He added: “Our partnership with Qatar Airways brings great benefits to the Qatar Grand Prix, as it enhances the value of this prized race through global outreach and promotional campaigns. We are proud to collaborate with the airline to connect fans from more than 150 global destinations to come to Qatar and attend the Qatar GP.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: “The Lusail Circuit Sports Club is a key element of the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023 where the world’s best F1 teams and drivers will compete for years to come. As the Global Partner and Official Airline of F1, we are offering exclusive travel packages with Qatar Airways Holidays for the upcoming races, and experiences, which deliver a motorsport spectacle like no other.”
Elaborating on the event preparations, a spokesperson for Ashghal confirmed that the circuit upgrade project is on track and is expected to be completed by October as planned.
Engineer Hamad al-Bader, Head of the Northern Areas Projects Section at the Roads Projects Department in Ashghal, said: “The project aims to increase the capacity of the Lusail Circuit, develop its associated facilities and upgrade its infrastructure according to the highest international standards. Ashghal is currently implementing the project within three packages, which include developing the racetrack, constructing and renovating the grandstands to accommodate 40,000 spectators, and increasing the number of parking spaces to accommodate 10,000 cars. A number of main buildings will also be developed and constructed, and the intersections and roads surrounding the circuit will be developed and linked to the main roads.”
The variety of ticket options available to fans is designed to deliver an outstanding race experience at every ticket level. These include three-day Grandstand tickets around the circuit, with prices starting at QR1,000, as well as single-day and three-day General Admission tickets, with prices ranging from QR200 up to QR600.
To take advantage of the early bird offers, including the Complimentary (FOC) Friday-only General Admission tickets, and secure the best seats, fans need to visit the official website to book their tickets, at https://tickets.lcsc.qa/
In collaboration with F1 Experiences, exceptional hospitality packages will be offered across five tiered categories. More information on the program is available at: https://hospitality.lcsc.qa/. The event also promises an unparalleled lineup of entertainment activities that will be announced during the next months.