Qatar Airways is to become the Global Partner and Official Airline of motor racing’s worldwide flagship, Formula 1.

Leading global airline Qatar Airways and F1, the pinnacle of motorsport and the world’s most technologically advanced racing series, will be partners through the 2027 season.

Qatar Airways announced the expansion of its sports partnership portfolio at an event held at Lusail Boulevard in Doha.

In addition to the global partnership, Qatar Airways will also be the Title Sponsor of three Grands Prix during the 2023 season: The Qatar Airways Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Italy (May 19 to 21), the Qatar Airways Hungarian Grand Prix (July 21 to 23), and the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix (October 6 to 8). The Formula 1 boasts its most global racing calendar to date with 23 races across 21 countries and five continents being held this season, mirroring the motorsport’s rapidly growing footprint worldwide and the extensive global connectivity offered by Qatar Airways as part of the Oneworld Alliance, which serves more than 150 countries.

HE Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said: “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 and CEO, Formula 1, said: “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.”

For only the second time in history, motorsport fans will have the chance to watch their favourite teams and drivers push their cars to the limit at the Lusail International Circuit at the Qatar Airways Grand Prix to be held in October.

Celebrating this partnership, Discover Qatar, the destination management company of Qatar Airways, are the first to offer tickets to the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023. Discover Qatar have exclusively launched a comprehensive range of hotel and ticket-inclusive packages to their global retail partners, which include Grandstand and prestigious Paddock Club tickets. All packages include a free entry pass to the Geneva International Motor Show Qatar taking place in Doha from October 5 to 14, courtesy of Qatar Tourism.

Qatar Airways Holidays further elevates the partnership with a limited number of all-inclusive travel packages, allowing fans from around the world to attend the event and partake in exclusive experiences such as pit lane walks, guided track tours and access to special events with appearances by top F1 drivers. ✤