Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, is currently counting its losses following an attack on its facility by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
A series of drone strikes targeted oil facilities in Jeddah and Riyadh, and the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for them all. This isn’t the first drone attack by the insurgents, however.
In the drone attack in the oil facility in Jeddah, a massive fire broke out and lit up the sky. The attacks come amid feverish preparation by the gulf host a Formula One race tomorrow, Sunday, March 27.
Following the attacks, concerns have arisen about the safety of participants as well s the audience of the Formula One race.
The official promoter of the race, The Saudi Motorsport Co, acknowledged the attacks but insisted that the race would go on as scheduled while also assuring safety.
The F1 has a similar verdict about the race. It stated that the practice scheduled for today (Saturday) would go on, as will the plan for the race tomorrow (Sunday).
Stefano Domenicali, chief executive of Formula One, met with drivers in the F1 teams, as well as local authorities, and told reporters soon after that the F1 had received assurances of safety.