The organizers of the inaugural Saudi Grand Prix have released the first images and details of the circuit in Jeddah that will host the country’s first Grand Prix. The circuit will feature 27 corners over a 3.8-mile distance. It is set to become the world’s fastest track with average speeds of 250kmph expected, The track is set to become the second-longest track on the F1 calendar, second only to the Spa in Belgium. It will feature several high-speed esses, chicanes and will include three potential DRS overtaking zones.
“It’s always very exciting to release the details of a new circuit and the Saudi Arabia Street Circuit is no exception,” said F1 managing director of motorsport, Ross Brawn. “We have worked very closely with the team at Tilke and with the promoter to ensure we have a track that provides exciting wheel-to-wheel racing for our fans and challenges all of the drivers.”
“The design brings out the best of a modern street circuit but also has fast-paced free-flowing areas that will create fast speeds and overtaking opportunities. The setting is incredible, on the Red Sea, and we can’t wait to see the cars on the track in December,” he added.
After Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia will become the third race to be hosted in the middle east and is set to be the penultimate race on the Formula 1 calendar.