The Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia will be held at the beginning of December on the fastest street circuit ever in Formula 1. The organization unveiled the course of the evening race on Thursday.
With a total length of 6.175 kilometers and 27 turns, the Jeddah Street Circuit is the second longest circuit on the calendar. The circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, still tops the list with just over 7 kilometers.
According to the simulations, an average speed of 250 kilometers per hour is expected in Jeddah, with top speeds of 320 kilometers per hour. There will probably be three DRS zones, which will make it easier for drivers to overtake.
“The design not only represents the best a modern street circuit has to offer, but the track also features areas where full throttle and plenty of overtaking maneuvers are possible,” said Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn.
The arrival of Formula 1 in Saudi Arabia has sparked protests from human rights organizations. They argue that the country is using the Grand Prix and other sporting events to improve its image and divert attention from the poor human rights situation in the country.
The Saudi Arabia Grand Prix is an evening race and will be held on December 5th. A week later, the Formula 1 season ends with the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.
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