Scuderia Ferrari F1 - First time in Losail

Scuderia Ferrari F1 - First time in Losail

18.11.2021: Qatar Grand Prix Losail International Circuit 19-21 November 2021 The final triple-header of the season ends at what is a brand new venue for Formula 1. After Mexico and Brazil, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow now heads for Qatar, on the coast o

Qatar Grand Prix
Losail International Circuit
19-21 November 2021



The final triple-header of the season ends at what is a brand new venue for Formula 1. After Mexico and Brazil, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow now heads for Qatar, on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, also bordering Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf.



It will be the first time a Grand Prix has been held here. Qatar covers an area of just over 11,500 square kilometres, with a population of 2,800,000.




The track.
The track only took a year to build, thanks to a workforce of around a thousand, at a cost of 58 million US dollars. It was inaugurated in 2004, staging that year’s MotoGP, the first such race to be held at night as from 2007, when a powerful 3600 floodlight system was installed.


It is 5.380 kilometres in length, with the main straight measuring 1.068 kilometres. The track is surrounded by artificial grass to prevent sand blowing onto it from the surrounding desert. The first corner is very important, as it requires very heavy braking before a quick section where it is important to carry speed before braking for turn 4, which marks the start of a section with more corners.



A hairpin at turn 6 is the slowest point on the track and leads into the most technical part of the circuit. The complex of corners 12, 13 and 14 is taken as one turn, similar to the famous turn 8 at Istanbul Park. Turn 15 is a fairly quick right-hander before the final braking point on the lap. Here there is more than one possible line, which means overtaking is a possibility.



Programme. T
he race will take place at night, so that all other sessions are later than usual in the day. The first free practice on Friday starts at 13.30 local (11.30 CET), with the second at 17 (15 CET).


On Saturday, the final hour of preparation begins at 14 (12 CET) prior to qualifying at 17 (15 CET).


The inaugural Qatar Grand Prix gets underway at 17 (15 CET).

 

Ferrari Stats

GP entered 1027
Seasons in F1 72
Debut Monaco 1950 (A. Ascari 2nd; R. Sommer 4th; L. Villoresi ret.)
Wins 238 (23.17%)
Pole positions 230 (22.39%)
Fastest laps 254 (24.73%)
Total podiums 777 (25.22%)

 

Ferrari Stats on debut at new venues

GP entered 67
Debut Monaco 1950 (A. Ascari 2nd; R. Sommer 4th; L. Villoresi ret.)
Wins 16 (23,88%)
Pole positions 19 (28,36%)
Fastest laps 16 (23,88%)
Total podiums 55 (27,36%)

 

- Ferrari also photos


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