“We are ready to show the world what we are capable of”. The head of Saudi motorsports, the Prince Khalid, presented the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix ready to take place on the Jeddah circuit starting from Friday with the first two free practice sessions. Until the end, doubts were raised about the completion of the facilities in time for the race weekend, but the works were completed on schedule. “The race will take place exactly as it was planned and so the whole world will know who Saudis are and what the capabilities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are. – the words of Prince Khalid to the microphones of the news agency AFP (Agence France Presse) – we can say that the circuit is 95% completed, the missing 5% are details such as the posting of sponsorship signs, planting trees and other decorations. The circuit is ready, the infrastructures too, everything that is fundamental and essential for the race is ready ”.
Regarding the controversies that have arisen in the approach to the race weekend about a rather chastened dress code for both men and women, Prince Khalid has removed all doubts on the issue: “There will be no restrictions on clothing, we simply expect some respect from visitors as they would on any other occasion. There will be no spectators in a bathing suit in the stands, there”. A concert by the singer is also scheduled on the sidelines of the Grand Prix Justin Bieber, to whom the girlfriend of Jamal Kashoggi – a Saudi journalist murdered inside the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul in 2018 – Hatice Cenzig asked not to perform through an open letter. “Don’t sing for my Jamal’s killers“ the appeal launched to Justin Bieber by Hatice Cenzing, a question that Prince Khalid commented as follows: “To symbolize a Kingdom cannot be a singer, but its leaders and its people. You cannot ‘polish’ the image through a concert or convey something far from reality. There may be singers and actors who have never come to Saudi Arabia, but those who did have left aware that now the Kingdom is very different from what is believed. The struggle that was waged against our Kingdom was waged for political reasons. Someone doesn’t want our success. We are criticized for not being up to date with human rights. Nobody is perfect and even those who criticize us have the same amount of problems. We are aware of the fact that this dialectical war will continue, we can only tell the world to come and visit us to get a personal idea of what Saudi Arabia is ”.
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