Formula 1 has revealed the track layout for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F1 will head to Jeddah at the start of December for Saudi Arabia’s first grand prix.

Titled ‘the fastest street circuit in the world’, Jeddah is 27 corners long at 6.175km - second only to Spa-Francorchamps on the current F1 calendar.

An average speed of over 250km/h is predicted with the potential for three DRS zones given the layout’s long straights.

The race will take place under floodlights, making it the second street race after Singapore to take place in the evening.

The circuit was designed by the Formula 1 Motorsport group alongside Herman Tilke’s company - with Tilke being responsible for the design of many modern F1 circuits such as Bahrain and the Circuit of the Americas

F1 managing director Ross Brawn is confident the high-speed layout will provide many overtaking opportunities.

“It’s always very exciting to release the details of a new circuit and the Jeddah Street Circuit is no exception,” Brawn said.

“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.”

Saudi Arabia will host the penultimate round of the 23-race season on December 3-5.

 

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