Rima Juffali is the first Saudi female racing driver to become an ambassador for her country's Grand Prix

 Organizers said on Monday that Rima Al-Juffali is the first Saudi female racing driver to be chosen as an ambassador for the first edition of the Saudi Grand Prix in the Formula One World Championship, scheduled for next weekend in Jeddah.

The 29-year-old, who has competed in the British Formula 3 championship this year, will be one of the first to take a lap on the street circuit in the city on the Red Sea.

She will also participate in a show in the circuit for a car belonging to the Williams team dating back to 1979, which was sponsored by Saudi Airlines.

"I am very much looking forward to participating in these events during the race early next week and I hope my story will inspire many to realize their dreams," Rima said in a statement.

The race is scheduled to be held under the floodlights in Jeddah on the fifth of December as the penultimate round of the season.

Formula 1 revealed the fastest street circuit with an expected top speed of 322 kilometers per hour when Saudi Arabia hosts the race for the first time.

Organizers said that the night race will be held in the Jeddah Corniche area with a length of 6.175 km, making it the second longest circuit after the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

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