Qatar Airways Revs Up Excitement for Motorsports in 2023 With Live Formula 1 Car Demonstration at Lusail Boulevard

In celebration of the multiple motorsport events coming to Qatar in 2023, the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways, invites motorsports enthusiasts to fuel up on excitement and join the airline for a special evening at Lusail Boulevard on Wednesday, 22 February, from 5pm. Fans will be entertained with special appearances from famous Qatari rally driver – Nasser Al-Attiyah, a Formula 1 (F1) Red Bull car driven by David Coulthard, a MotoGP bike driven by Dani Pedrosa, and a Red Bull drift car driven by Abdo Feghali, racing down the strip, in addition to a static display of an FIA World Endurance Championship hypercar.

The event will be open to the public free of charge, and will also include an international live music performance from a world-renowned artist, in addition to other entertainment acts, activations and a fireworks display. Attendees can either park in the many car parks around the Lusail Boulevard or take the metro.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and now a growing motorsports presence, Qatar is quickly becoming a hub for global sporting events. Qatar Airways will continue to display the synergy between travel and sports, giving fans the ultimate travel experience to their favourite events, especially in Qatar.

“We look forward to hosting a special evening of motorsport extravaganza at the world-class Lusail Boulevard, where fans can get close to the action and feel the thrills and excitement of different automobiles.”

The 19-times Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) winner and four-time (2022, 2019, 2015, 2011) Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah will be driving his car on the demonstration run.

In 2023, Qatar will host two races across F1 and MotoGP, along with the Geneva International Motor Show in October and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) World Endurance Championship in 2024.

The Lusail International Circuit will host both F1 and MotoGP races in 2023. Making its inaugural visit to Qatar in 2021, the F1 Qatar Grand Prix will take place from 6-8 October, while the MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar will occur from 17-19 November.

Located in the heart of Lusail, Lusail Boulevard is the epicentre of the city’s activity. The strip is known for its uniquely modern and integrated lifestyle experiences, captivating the energy and vibrant spirit of Doha’s cosmopolitan urbanism.

Qatar Airways as a brand is committed to supporting sports across the globe, helping fans travel to their favourite sporting events. The airline is a leading global football supporter, with partnerships including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern, Concacaf, and CONMEBOL. Additionally, Qatar Airways is the official airline of The Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series, Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC), Global Kitesurfing Association, in addition to multiple other disciplines including equestrianism, padel, squash and tennis.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.  The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.