Qatar GP

About Lusail International Circuit

Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix

Lusail International Circuit

  • No. of Laps: 57
  • No. of Corners: 16
  • Circuit Length: 5.38 km
  • Race Distance: 306.66 km

Lusail International Circuit is a motorsport race track located in Lusail, Qatar. The circuit is one of the newest in the world, having been completed in 2021. It features a 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) long track with 16 turns and is designed to host a variety of motorsport events, including Formula 1 races. The circuit has been built with state-of-the-art facilities for drivers, teams, and spectators, including pit garages, hospitality areas, and grandstands. 

The circuit is located in the Lusail City development, which is a new city being built in the suburbs of Doha. The city is expected to be a modern and sustainable development with a range of residential, commercial, and leisure facilities. The circuit also features a drag strip and an off-road track, making it a versatile venue for motorsport events.

Plan Your Visit to Qatar GP 2023

Getting There
Visitor Tips
Rules & Regulations
Qatar Essentials
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  • Grandstands: There are multiple grandstands around the circuit, providing spectators with excellent views of the race.
  • Hospitality Suites: Hospitality suites are available for VIPs, offering a luxurious and comfortable experience.
  • Concession Stands: Concession stands are available throughout the circuit, offering food and beverages to spectators.
  • Restrooms: Clean and well-maintained restrooms are available for spectators.
  • Souvenir Shops: There are souvenir shops at the circuit, where spectators can purchase merchandise related to the event.
  • Parking: Ample parking is available for visitors arriving by car.
  • Information Booths: Information booths are located throughout the circuit, providing visitors with information and assistance.
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  • Plan your travel: Make sure to plan your travel in advance, including transportation and accommodation arrangements.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive early to avoid traffic and parking difficulties.
  • Wear appropriate attire: Wear comfortable clothing, and consider bringing a hat and sunscreen if it's hot.
  • Pack light: Pack only what you need as items such as large backpacks and umbrellas are typically not allowed inside the circuit.
  • Familiarize yourself with the circuit: Before the race, take some time to familiarize yourself with the circuit, including the location of the grandstands, restrooms, and concession stands.
  • Buy tickets in advance: Buy tickets in advance to avoid long lines and ensure a smooth entry process.
  • Respect the rules: Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the circuit, such as no smoking and no alcohol, and respect them.
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  • Check the official website: It is advised to check the official website of Lusail International Circuit for updated information on their specific rules and regulations.
  • Prohibited items: Bringing weapons, flammable materials, glass containers, alcohol, drugs, and other prohibited items are not allowed inside the circuit.
  • Smoking: Smoking is typically not allowed inside the circuit, including in the stands and grandstands.
  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcohol is typically restricted or prohibited inside the circuit.
  • Food and drink: Bringing food and drinks from outside the circuit is usually not allowed.
  • Trash disposal: Spectators are usually expected to properly dispose of their trash in designated areas.
  • Behavior: Spectators are expected to behave in a respectful manner, avoiding disruptive behavior and loud noises.
  • Photography and recording: The use of cameras and recording devices may be restricted, and flash photography may not be allowed.
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  • Visa: Typically, a visa is required for all visitors to Qatar who are not GCC or Qatari nationals. A visa application may typically be completed quickly and easily online via the Hukoomi portal or the Ministry of Interior (MOI) website. A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival for nationals of more than 85 authorized nations. Prior to departure, this visa can also be obtained online. You can obtain a tourist visa via Qatar Airways or hotels. It is not extendable and only good for one month.
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +3
  • Currency: Qatari Riyal (QR)
  • Socket: Plug type G
  • Language: Arabic, Urdu, English
  • Weather: The weather in Doha, Qatar in early October is warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 26°C to 34°C (79°F to 93°F). It is usually a dry and pleasant time to visit, with low humidity levels. The weather during the race events is likely to be mild and pleasant.

Ratings & Reviews

Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix 2021 Results

There was no F1 race held at the Qatar Grand Prix in 2022 because of the 2022 FIFA World Cup preparations.






Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG



Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing



Fernando Alonso

Alpine Renault



Sergio Perez

Red Bull Racing



Esteban Ocon

Alpine Renault



Lance Stroll

Aston Martin Mercedes



Carlos Sainz




Charles Leclerc




Lando Norris

McLaren Mercedes

+1 lap


Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin Mercedes

+1 lap

Frequently Asked Questions About Qatar GP

Which are the best seats to watch the Qatar GP?

The best seats to watch the action of the Qatar GP are in the Losail Club Grandstand which provides a great view of turns 9 to 11. For staying close to the starting and finishing lines, you should choose Grandstands A, B, or C.

Where is the Qatar GP being held?

The Qatar GP 2023 will be held at Lusail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.

What are my food and drinks options at Qatar GP 2023?

There will be numerous food and drink options at the Qatar GP fan areas that can be found at the Lusail International Circuit.

Who won at the Qatar GP in 2022?

The winner of Qatar GP 2021 was Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes with Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing and Fernando Alonso of Alpine Renault rounding off the podium places.

What are the best things to do in Doha?

Doha, the capital city of Qatar, offers a wide range of activities and attractions for tourists to explore. For culture and history lovers, the Museum of Islamic Art showcases an extensive collection of Islamic art. The Al Koot Fort, built in the late 19th century, is another popular historical attraction in Doha. For outdoor adventures, the Katara Cultural Village is a beautiful place to spend a day. The nearby The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island, is a must-visit for those who love shopping and dining. For sports enthusiasts, the Aspire Zone is a popular destination for fitness and sports activities, including a range of indoor and outdoor activities, such as running, cycling, and rock climbing.

How is the weather in Doha during the Qatar GP?

The weather in Doha, Qatar in early October is warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging from 26°C to 34°C (79°F to 93°F). It is usually a dry and pleasant time to visit, with low humidity levels. The weather during the race events is likely to be mild and pleasant.