RIYADH: National flag carrier Saudi Airlines have announced that Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning ABB FIA Formula E world champion, would become their official ambassador for the new season.
Saudia are already official partners of the all-electric series and confirmed the new collaboration with the 30-year-old Belgian driver ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix double header this weekend. “I’m excited to partner with Saudia as their ambassador this season,” said Vandoorne. “In addition to our love for Formula E, we share a passion for discovering destinations and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Saudi Arabia is an incredible country; rich in culture, events and experiences and it’s a pleasure to join them in showcasing it, and Formula E, to the world.” The ambassadorship and return of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to Diriyah also comes as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced that a dedicated project to boost and develop this town would be part of the state’s Vision 2030 plan which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy.
According to the World Tourism Organization, Saudi Arabia is the country that received the most tourists in the Arab world, surpassing pre-pandemic figures by 121 percent and seeing more than 18 million foreign visitors.Read more on arabnews.com