Qatar will host its first Formula 1 race this winter, marking the start of a 10-year deal between F1 and the Gulf state.

The Qatar Grand Prix, which will take place from November 19-21, 2021, will become a permanent F1 calendar fixture from 2023.

This year, the twilight race at Doha’s Lusail International Circuit, which replaces the vacant slot left by the Australian GP’s cancellation, is one of seven remaining rounds of a hugely competitive campaign, with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen battling for the title.

It will be staged before the Saudi Arabian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races, which will take place on December 5 and 12 respectively.