F1 authorities have confirmed the Saudi Arabian GP can go ahead as planned following the terrorist organization’s rocket attack » FirstSportz

News of the rocket attacks in Jeddah is all over the internet and there have been concerns about ongoing practice sessions, Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s race being voiced by fans around the world, but there have been no official reports yet, none of the Formula 1 platform on social media.

The second race of the 2022 season is set to be held in Saudi Arabia on the fastest street circuit under the lights of Jeddah, but during practice on March 25th, Friday. Although the exact cause of the outbreak has not yet been confirmed, the Houthi terrorist group has made claims about the attacks that followed.

Situation at the Jeddah Cornich Circuit

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Fire erupts in Jeddah near F1 track

This should be a major concern for Formula 1 at the moment given the disruption caused by the smoke at a local airport just 10km from the F1 circuit near the coast. Formula 1 has tightened security checks along with various other measures at each entry point, along with a briefing held before the start of the second practice session. No decision was made as such and further discussions were to take place later in the evening.

Chris Medland, a Formula 1 motorsports journalist, tweeted about the incident and spoke about the event going ahead with close monitoring of the situation while citing Formula 1: “Has been in close contact with the responsible authorities after the current situation. The authorities have confirmed that the event can go ahead as planned and we will remain in close contact with them and all teams and closely monitor the situation.”

Chris’ tweet was liked and retweeted by thousands of followers, all sad and disgusted to resume the training session, while many quoted one of Lewis Hamilton’s famous lines: “Cash is King”.

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Chris Medland

The rocket attack that hit one of the oil refineries belonged to Aramco, one of the world’s largest oil producers, which also happens to be a major Formula 1 sponsor. Last week, one of its refineries was hit by a missile, causing a severe fire just six miles from the Jeddah Cornich Circuit.

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