Formula 1 have announced the layout for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix which is scheduled to be held on the 3-5 December.
The circuit will consist of 27 corners and have a distance of 3.84 miles (6.175km), the second longest circuit on the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar after Spa-Francorchamps, which covers a massive 4.35 miles (7.004km).
The average speeds of the track are expect to be 155mph (250 km/h), making it the fastest street circuit in F1. Alongside being a fast circuit, the track will have three DRS zones.
Formula 1’s Motorsport Managing Director Ross Brawn is excited to release the details for this exciting new track.
Brawn said: “It’s always very exciting to release the details of a new circuit and the Saudi Arabia Street Circuit is no exception. We have worked very 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 the track in December.”
RH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, President of the Saudi Automobile & Motorsport Federation (SAMF) added, “We are looking forward to welcoming motorsport fans to Saudi Arabia. Next December will be a huge moment, when we host the biggest event in Motorsports (Formula 1).
“This is a continuation of the endless support that sports in general, and Motorsport in particular, is receiving from His Royal Highness King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prime Minister, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
“Even though this is the first time we will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix, delivering such important international events is further confirmation of the Kingdom’s ability to manage and organise these events to the highest standards for our fans and growing young population.”