Formula 1

Saudi Arabian GP remains on after risk of F1 driver boycott headed off

After an intense day triggered by a missile attack on an oil facility near the Jeddah track, the fate of the race hung in the balance late on Friday amid unease from drivers about the situation.

During lengthy talks that stretched on for more than four hours, the drivers spoke with senior F1 figures and team principals to express their anxieties about matters.

And while there was the possibility of drivers electing not to compete, sources with good knowledge of the situation say that in the end their concerns were addressed.

Following detailed talks about the security situation in Jeddah and the possibility of further trouble over the weekend, it is understood that the drivers have agreed to continue racing.

More to follow.

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