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Bahrain would welcome Saudi Arabia to F1

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Bahrain says it would welcome the arrival of Saudi Arabia to the Formula 1 race calendar.
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Bahrain says it would welcome the arrival of Saudi Arabia to the Formula 1 race calendar.

Former F1 team boss Flavio Briatore, who some years ago helped to broker the deal that took the sport to Azerbaijan, said last week that he thinks Saudi officials are "already talking" to Formula 1 about a race.

Now, Britain's Daily Mail quoted a source as saying a deal to begin in 2021 is "as good as done".

Saudi Aramco, which is the desert kingdom's ultra-wealthy national oil company, has reportedly signed as a sponsor on a race deal that could involve a $65 million a year fee payable to Liberty Media.

But with Abu Dhabi also on the calendar, yet another race in the Persian Gulf could be worrying for Bahrain.

But a spokesman for Bahrain's F1 circuit said: "Since our first race in 2004, our goal has been to grow the fan-base for motorsport in the region.

"We would, therefore, welcome initiatives which can support that growth and believe that a future race in Saudi Arabia would be complementary."

Yet another new race on the cards for 2021 is Miami, but F1 CEO Chase Carey admitted that local opposition remains an issue.

"We still have some issues to resolve in Miami," he told CNN.

"It's clearly an addition to Austin. So in our goal, we think the US is a big enough market and a broad enough market and (in terms of) growing the US, I think having two races will actually make both stronger."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool21201050143661
2Manchester CityMan City23153564273748
3Leicester CityLeicester22143547212645
4Chelsea23124739291040
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd2297636251134
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2381053430434
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd238962522333
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs238783631531
9Crystal Palace237972226-430
10Arsenal2361163032-229
11Everton2385102633-729
12Southampton2384112942-1328
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2376102134-1327
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2367102631-525
15Burnley2273122437-1324
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2265112634-823
17Watford2358102034-1423
18Aston Villa2364132944-1522
19Bournemouth2355132036-1620
20Norwich CityNorwich2345142345-2217
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