Qatar to host F1 race for first time, signs 10-year deal

Race winner Lewis Hamilton passes his Mercedes team celebrating on the pitwall after the 2021 Russian Grand Prix (by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

Formula 1 has today (Thursday) agreed a deal for Qatar to take up the free slot on its 2021 calendar as part of a long-term race deal that will take effect from 2023