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Lusail international circuit reveals trophy for Formula 1 Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2023 - Pininfarina
October 02, 2023

Lusail international circuit reveals trophy for Formula 1 Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2023

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    October 02, 2023

Lusail International Circuit partnered with Pininfarina, an Italian design and architectural firm renowned for its iconic works in the automobile industry, to create the official trophy for Qatar Grand Prix. The trophy for the FORMULA 1 QATAR AIRWAYS QATAR GRAND PRIX 2023 is a fusion of speed, culture, and craftsmanship.

Pininfarina took inspiration from the dynamism of FORMULA 1, crafting a trophy that captures the heart of the recently remodeled Lusail International Circuit (LIC). The development and production process of the trophy was executed through a three-month collaborative effort between Pininfarina and LIC.

The project enlisted the help of artisans with first-hand experience in hand-crafting expertly crafted wave- like patterns that pay homage to Qatar’s sand dunes with a deep-purple resin plaque with a geometric style representing the traditional Sadu carpet, adding depth and a vibrant touch. The satin aluminum finish enhances the trophy’s elegance, mirroring Pininfarina’s signature style. The combination of such elements celebrate Qatari culture and Lusail’s identity as a motorsports hub.

Pininfarina, through Pininfarina Segno, its atelier dedicated to bespoke design creations - utilized state-of-the-art technologies like laser printing to reflect elements unique to Qatar while maintaining
a contemporary design. The trophy weighs approximately 3.6 kgs with a height of 55 cm. While the new trophy maintains certain elements from the one featured in Qatar GP 2021, it offers a distinct and innovative perspective on Qatar’s growing culture of motorsports. The trophy is symbolic of the contrast between Qatar’s rich heritage and modernity.

About Lusail International Circuit

Lusail International circuit (LIC) is a premier motorsport destination in Qatar that combines a world-class FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grand A circuit. state-of-the-art facilities to support various action-packed international and local motorsport events.

Hosting the only Middle Eastern round of the MotoGP World Championship since 2004 following the construction of the circuit, LIC has steadily grown its portfolio of major international motorsports events and, in November 2021, welcomed the Formula 1 Grand Prix to Qatar along with a ten-year commitment to race in Qatar until 2032. More recently, LIC announced that the World Endurance Championship (WEC) will debut in Qatar as “Qatar 1812” from 2024 to 2029, meaning that all three pinnacle global motorsport events will now occur at the circuit.
Recent enhancements to the 5.38 kilometers Lusail International Circuit such as innovative technology upgrades to the race control, media, and medical centers, new pit boxes, and expanded fan areas, advance the circuit’s ambition to provide unforgettable experiences to motorsports enthusiasts.
Lusail International Circuit continues to support Qatar in expanding its portfolio of hosting the world’s most prestigious motorsports events and serving as a model of Qatar’s exemplary hospitality and impeccable prowess in welcoming fans, racers, and teams from across the globe.

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