Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline is now the Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula 1(F1), the pinnacle of motorsport and the world’s most technologically-advanced racing series. Qatar Airways and F1 will be partners through the 2027 season, bringing thrills and exciting speeds to fans globally.
The leading global airline announced an expansion of its sports partnership portfolio at a captivating event that brought astounding entertainment and special appearances to Doha. In addition to the global partnership, Qatar Airways will be the Title Sponsor of three Grands Prix this year: The Qatar Airways Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (19-21 May), the Qatar Airways Hungarian Grand Prix (21-23 July), and the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix (6-8 October).
This season, Formula 1 boasts its most global racing calendar to date with 23 races across 21 countries and five continents, mirroring the motorsport’s rapidly growing footprint worldwide and the extensive global connectivity offered by the Qatar Airways one world Alliance, which serves over 150 countries.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “The best partnerships thrive because of mutual values. Both Qatar Airways and Formula 1 are global brands that share a passion for innovation, precision and luxury. As a brand, we believe in the power of sports to unite people, and as such, we have been selective with picking the most thrilling sporting events and sponsoring a variety of new and prominent sporting initiatives. With 23 stops in the 2023 World Championship, F1 is a global sport, requiring a Global Airline partner that offers extensive global connectivity. Hence, Qatar Airways demonstrates the perfect companion for one of the most desirable sports series in the world.”
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, said: “As the pinnacle of motorsport, it makes sense for Formula 1 to partner with the World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways. We are two brands committed to delivering the best experiences to our fans and customers, and our combined global reach makes for a perfect match. We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways as our Global Airline Partner.”
Qatar Airways hosted a special evening to celebrate the F1 partnership and raise awareness of motorsport events in Qatar. F1 returns to Qatar for the Qatar Airways Grand Prix on 6-8 October 2023, featuring a special appearance from Nasser Al-Attiyah, David Coulthard, KTM MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa, stunt rider Mike Jensen, a Red Bull drift car driven by Abdo Feghali, and Akon.
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