The new Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has released the first simulation of a lap for this new street circuit.
The 6.175km circuit is in Jeddah, and they are saying it will be the fastest street race on the F1 calendar.
The layout has 27 corners and appears to be a very high-speed, flowing circuit with simulations estimating an average speed of 250km/h.
While Herman Tilke has been tipped for the design, F1’s Ross Brawn was involved as well in the circuit layout.
“It’s always very exciting to release the details of a new circuit and the Jeddah Street Circuit is no exception,” said Ross Brawn, Formula 1 Managing Director, Motorsport.
“We have worked 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 track in December.”
Let me get this straight: A circuit with a long straight followed by a chicane, a hairpin corner, and a wavy bit in the middle was designed by Tilke? The devil you say!
All offence to Formula 1, but if all I wanted to do was see cars drive as fast as possible, I do believe there are drag strips for that.