Saudi Arabia has revealed the layout for its 2021 F1 race to be held in Jeddah, which will have 27 corners.
The race in Saudi Arabia was confirmed last year for 2021 in Jeddah albeit a temporary street course, while the permanent circuit is being built in another region. It was given a slot as a double-header with Abu Dhabi, to be Middle East’s third event.
In 2021, the Saudi Arabia GP will take place on December 3-5, as it is also to host the F2 races. The circuit has been designed in close collaboration with Tilke GmbH & Co. KG and F1 team under the leadership of Ross Brawn.
The 6.175 km long street circuit will have 27 corners and three DRS zones, with the average speeds estimated to be around 250 km/h. F1 notes that it is the second longest circuit after Spa and the speed prediction makes it the fastest street track on the calendar.
“It’s always very exciting to release the details of a new circuit and the Saudi Arabia Street Circuit is no exception,” said 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.”
At the same time, HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Automobile & Motorsport Federation (SAMF) said: “We are looking forward to welcoming motorsport fans to Saudi Arabia. Next December will be a huge moment, when we host the biggest event in Motorsports (Formula 1).
“This is a continuation of the endless support that sports in general, and Motorsport in particular, 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.
“Even though this is the first time we will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix, delivering such important international events is further confirmation of the Kingdom’s ability to manage and organise these events to the highest standards for our fans and growing young population.”
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