Sunday’s race has been thrown into doubt after Friday’s assault
Friday morning noticed the Formulation 1 roadshow begun its preparations for Sunday’s Grand Prix in Jeddah, with groups taking to the monitor for 3 free observe periods forward of qualifying on Saturday, but the town of Jeddah was struck by a missile assault throughout one of many periods.
A gathering is occurring between the FIA and native authorities to resolve whether or not or not the race can nonetheless go forward, however it was clear that smoke was seen on the tv feed of one in all Friday’s periods shortly after the blast.
It was a missile assault aimed on the services of the nation’s oil firm, Aramco, who’re additionally a world sponsor of Formulation 1.
This was the third week in a row that Aramco services have been attacked with duty more likely to be claimed by the Houthi motion, as a part of their ongoing resistance to the Saudi-led navy intervention in Yemen.