F1 observe revealed for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah

By Balazs Szabo on

Components One and Saudi Arabia have launched the small print of the Jeddah Road Circuit that would be the host of the inaugural Components 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021.

The game introduced final yr that it could add Saudi Arabia to its calendar in 2021 with the counrty’s second greatest metropolis Jeddah taking part in host to the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The race will happen on the fifth of December 2021.

The road circuit has been designed with the collaboration of Hermann Tilke and the Components 1 Motorsport group beneath Ross Brawn.

Situated within the Corniche space on the Purple Sea, roughly 12km geographically north of Jeddah’s centre, the circuit will probably be 6.175km lengthy, the second longest on the Components 1 calendar, after Spa Francorchamps at 7.004km. The large distinction is that, not like Spa, the Jeddah Road Circuit has only a few modifications in gradient, mendacity largely flat because it skirts the coast.

The observe is about to change into the second quickest circuit on the F1 calendar with an estimated common velocity of 252.8km/h. At present, Italy’s Monza is the quickest observe with a mean velocity of 264.km/h with Nice Britain’s Silverstone circuit occupying the second spot with 251.6km/h.

The simulated velocity at Jeddah is because of make the observe the quickest avenue circuit ever. At present, Australia’s Albert Park is the quickest with an 237.2km/h, adopted by the Baku Road Circuit, the Marina Bay Road Circuit and Monaco.

The circuit may have 27 corners and has the potential for 3 DRS detections zones, growing the flexibility to overhaul and close-up on automobiles in entrance.

“It’s at all times very thrilling to launch the small print of a brand new circuit and the Jeddah Road Circuit is not any exception,” mentioned Ross Brawn, Components 1 Managing Director, Motorsport.

“Now we have labored carefully with the group at Tilke and with the promoter to make sure we now have a observe that gives thrilling wheel to wheel racing for our followers and challenges all the drivers. The design brings out the perfect of a contemporary avenue circuit but in addition has quick paced free flowing areas that may create quick speeds and overtaking alternatives. The setting is unbelievable, on the Purple Sea, and we will’t wait to see the automobiles on observe in December.”

HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Vehicle & Motorsport Federation (SAMF) added: “We’re wanting ahead to welcoming motorsport followers to Saudi Arabia. Subsequent December will probably be an enormous second, once we host the largest occasion in Motorsports (Components 1).

„This can be a continuation of the limitless help that sports activities normally, and Motorsport specifically, is receiving from His Royal Highness King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prime Minister, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

“Despite the fact that that is the primary time we’ll host a Components 1 Grand Prix, delivering such essential worldwide occasions is additional affirmation of the Kingdom’s potential to handle and organise these occasions to the very best requirements for our followers and rising younger inhabitants,” he concluded.


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