Dutch Driver Nyck de Vries Wins 1st Round of Diriyah Formula E-Prix 2022    Okaz tops Forbes list of most visited news outlets in MENA    Formula E one of key highlights in Diriyah calendar: Inzerillo    Morocco to reopen airspace from Feb. 7    UAE restores flights to five African countries    Share of e-payments reaches 57% in 2021, exceeding FSDP target    New COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia stay above 4,000-mark    A record 9 million need food assistance in northern Ethiopia    Arab Coalition: Saada prison was not targeted, facts will be provided    UNICEF providing aid for children caught up in Syria prison siege    8 facts you need to know about Saudi Arabia's Founding Day    Formula E racing champions at Diriyah Gate to kick off season opener    Saudi Arabia take step closer to World Cup 2022    Al-Attiyah leads after opening super special stage of Oman Rally    Crown Prince to attend 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony    Arab Parliament Condemns Bombing of Baghdad Airport As Threat to Stability of Iraq    UK Condemns Houthi Attack on UAE    Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Receives Phone call From His Nepalese Counterpart    Global stocks mixed    "Mawhiba" to Announce Results of First Edition of the "Gifted Arabs" Initiative    KSrelief Distributes 728 Winter Bags in Marib Governorate, Yemen    KSrelief Performs 104 Surgeries within Voluntary Medical Campaign to Combat Blindness in Chad    Secretary General of Palestinian National Commission for Education Praises Saudi Support for Palestinian Educational, Cultural and Scientific Sectors    Stellar speaker line-up at Leap conference in Riyadh    Tata Group takes over India's loss-making national carrier    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 12,179 Points    'Orange is the New Black' actress Kathryn Kates dead at 73    RCU launches direct flights from Paris to AlUla    Saudi Stock Market Index Ends High At 12,182 Points    Public Investment Fund Launches "Savvy Gaming Group"    Diriyah E-Prix 2-Time Champion Sam Bird Sets His Sight on More Triumph in 2022 Diriyah E-Prix    Royal Commission in Yanbu Achieves Arab Award for Operation and Maintenance    Sir Elton John postpones US shows after positive Covid-19 test    Bollywood's Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss    Taylor Swift slams Damon Albarn over songwriting comments    Omani National Football Team Arrives in Jeddah to Meet Saudi National Team    Eighth Season of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to kick off in Diriyah    Riyadh's Qualitative Events Enrich its Winter, Attract World Attention    SFDA: Fat is a Source of Energy and Its Abundance is Linked to Chronic Diseases    Reflections on celebration of Christmas    Royal Commission for AlUla to Hold Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo    Saudi Arabia's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Organizes a Dance Theatrical Show for Children    Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN resolution on 'sexual orientation'    Kabir Khan eyes on joint Indian – Saudi film projects    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



stc confirmed as title partner for the first ever F1 race in Saudi Arabia
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 30 - 09 - 2021

The Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF), promoter of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021, announced that Saudi Telecom Company (stc) will be the title partner of the first ever Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which will take place on the brand-new Jeddah Corniche Circuit on the weekend of Dec. 3–5.
The formal agreement was signed this morning by Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, Prince Mohammad Bin Khalid Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of stc Board of Directors, and stc Group CEO Eng. Olayan M. Alwetaid.
In addition to its inclusion on the event title, the terms of the agreement will see the stc logo be heavily displayed throughout the race weekend.
The stc brand is set to feature prominently on all global broadcasts as well as on the winners' trophies and across the Jeddah Corniche Circuit — the newest, longest and fastest street circuit in the world — during the penultimate round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.
In turn, stc will support a variety of inspiring initiatives and events hosted across the Kingdom, as part of Vision 2030's aim to inspire the nation to engage in increased sporting activities and to promote a healthier lifestyle for all.
Speaking after the partnership was signed earlier today, Prince Khalid commented: "We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Saudi Telecom Company, a collaboration that will have a hugely significant and positive impact for both parties.
"Formula 1 has a global fan base of more than 500 million fans with a cumulative television audience of 1.9 billion viewers, which represents an incredible opportunity for both parties to showcase the best of Saudi innovation and technology to the world.
"Indeed, the values of stc are perfectly aligned with those of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix — progressive, pioneering and dedicated to making the future a better place for the people of Saudi Arabia, in line with the Kingdom's Vison 2030 goals.
"Today we look forward with greater excitement than ever to the arrival of Formula 1 on the streets of Jeddah in just a few months' time, when we can guarantee three days of world class racing and live entertainment all for the price of one ticket. We can't wait to welcome the world in December."
Prince Mohammad also welcomed the partnership: "An event of this stature in Jeddah affirms the great possibilities we can achieve as a Kingdom and represents great confidence of global organizations in our capability to stage world class events.
"The participation of stc in the event is a testimony that as a digital enabler in the Kingdom, we have a significant role to play in contributing to the success of global events and enhancing the Kingdom's image in the global markets. It is my sincere wish that everyone who attends the inaugural F1 race weekend in Saudi Arabia has a wonderful experience"
For his part, Eng. Alwateed said: "Formula 1 is of great interest to all segments of Saudi society, and is followed by millions from around the world. This is why we were keen to participate in this global event, which is important to Saudi Arabia, and which will be supported by stc by providing the latest ICT solutions to enable everyone to enjoy an advanced digital and technological experience.
"This is a continuation of our strategy which aims to support inspiring initiatives and events hosted by the Kingdom in all fields."
Ben Pincus, director of Commercial Partnerships at Formula 1, said: "With just over two months to go until the first ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, excitement in the region is really starting to build and we cannot wait to race in Jeddah for the first time.
"We're very happy to welcome stc to be a part of this historic event, and as one of the leading brands in the region, it is a natural fit to help enhance the experience for F1 fans in Saudi Arabia."
The Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will mark its arrival in style with the newest circuit in the sport estimated to see drivers reach average speeds of 250km/h, making it the fastest street circuit in the world — and in the top five fastest F1 circuits altogether!
Indeed, superstars of F1 are projected to reach top speeds of up to 322km/h as they race towards Turn 27.
Featuring no less than 27 corners, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit stretches to 6.175km in length, making it the second longest circuit on the current F1 calendar behind the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the longest street circuit in the sport.
Additionally, three consecutive sections of the circuit have been marked out as potential DRS Zones, ensuring plenty of overtaking opportunities for the drivers throughout the race.
The fact the race will take place at night under the lights will only add to the amazing atmosphere F1 fans can expect to experience in December. — SG


Clic here to read the story from its source.