SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX
JEDDAH CORNICHE CIRCUIT - JEDDAH
Saudi Arabian GP: All you need to know
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is run at night, against the breath-taking backdrop of the Corniche alongside the Red Sea, around 30 kilometres from the city centre.
The Saudi Arabian GP made its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2021 and is held on a very high speed track: the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has 27 corners and is an adrenaline rush for the drivers who fly Around the track at an average speed of about 250 km/h, pretty similar to that at Monza.
JEDDAH CORNICHE CIRCUIT
The Jeddah circuit is one of the quickest on the Formula 1 calendar, with average lap speeds in excess of 250 km/h, which is surprising given it has no fewer than 27 corners, the most of any track used in the championship.
The Jeddah circuit requires a rather specific aerodynamic configuration. Despite its 27 corners, the cars run with low aero downforce levels to get the best possible top speed. That’s partly because, from turns 8 to 12, the drivers never touch the brake pedal.