Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to be fastest street track
Jeddah Street Circuit
Saudi Arabia additionally hosts Formula E and Extreme E

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will happen on the game’s fastest street circuit, claims Formula 1.

The track will be on the coast about seven miles north of Jeddah and can be the second longest on the F1 calendar, at 6.175km (3.84 miles).

Simulations recommend the common lap velocity will be 155mph, among the many highest on any F1 track.

F1 managing director Ross Brawn mentioned the track ought to “provide exciting wheel-to-wheel racing for our fans”.

Brawn added: “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.”

The race weekend is scheduled for 3-5 December. The circuit can have 27 corners and has a mix of high-speed S-bends and chicanes.

The track is slated to host the race in Saudi Arabia till a brand new purpose-built track is prepared in Qiddiyah, which is scheduled to be in 2023.

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