Bahrain’s King Hamad on Monday congratulated Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the great success of the inaugural Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

King Hamad praised the “distinguished organization of this international sporting event” that showed that the Kingdom benefits from huge capabilities and potentials, which will boost it’s status on the global sports map and help it host major international events and tournaments.

The Bahraini monarch wished the Kingdom and the Saudi people more success, progress and prosperity in all fields and sectors.

King Hamad also congratulated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and praised the support and attention he gives to the sports sector and efforts in hosting international races to enhance the Kingdom’s status as a preferred destination for various international events.

Meanwhile Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad, who attended the race on Sunday, hailed the Jeddah circuit and the creativity of Saudis, and said the world was looking with admiration to the Kingdom’s increasing development and achievements.