Jeddah street circuit SAUDI ARABIA
The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place in the nation’s second-biggest city by population – Jeddah, on the west coast of the country. The race will be run on a street track, however there are plans for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to move to a purpose-built circuit at some point in the future.
What makes the location special?
Jeddah is a picturesque city of around 3.5 million people, situated on the beautiful Red Sea coast. The final track layout is still to be confirmed, but it’s set to be situated on the Corniche - a 30 km coastal resort area of the city. As such, the track is expected to hug the seafront, providing a stunning natural backdrop for the action.
What kind of circuit will it be?
As mentioned, the final track design has not been decided, but organisers say it will feature a good flow of long straights and tight corners, with no equivalent track on the calendar.