Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Attendance: Is Jeddah Circuit Set to Allow a Full Seating Capacity of F1 Fans or Are There Any COVID Restrictions?

Published 11/30/2021, 5:18 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton leads at the start of the race REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani


Having fans during a Grand Prix weekend can make the atmosphere exciting. Last year fans weren’t allowed to a race due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now in 2021, as things are gradually opening, F1 can welcome back supporters to the grandstands. With the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend, how many spectators are expected to be present for round twenty-one of this season?

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With it being the first Formula One race, a huge crowd could be expected at the Jeddah circuit.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is set to host its first race at full capacity

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The Jeddah circuit was added to this year’s F1 calendar as other venues were marred with uncertainty. Previously, only 40 percent of fans were allowed for the Grand Prix, but following the rules implemented by the Kingdom, it is expected to host the Grand Prix at full capacity.

The race will be held at the Jeddah circuit from the 3rd to the 5th of December. With an intense title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, a huge crowd is all but guaranteed.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during the race REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Apart from the exciting race, Justin Bieber, David Guetta, ASAP Rocky, Jason Derulo, and Tiesto will put on a show. This will surely make the event even more exciting for the fans.

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Who lead’s the driver’s championship heading into Saudi Arabia?

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The fight between Hamilton and Verstappen gets intense with every race. Now just two races remain that could decide the fate of the championship.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

As the Formula One paddock heads to Saudi Arabia for the upcoming race, it is the Dutch driver who leads the table with 351.5 points, while Lewis is second with 343.5 points. The gap between the two title contenders is just eight points. Both Lewis and Max will push themselves to the limit to be one step closer to the title.

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What are your predictions for the upcoming Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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