The Jeddah Corniche circuit gets the official stamp of approval for Formula 1 racing

Michael Massi, Formula 1 World Championship Director and Commissioner for Safety, inspected the readiness of the Jeddah Corniche circuit on the eve of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, before the new circuit was sealed with the seal of approval before its first appearance in Formula 1.

The inspection process included evaluating the quality of the track and its surroundings to ensure it meets the strict specifications imposed by the International Automobile Federation before assigning the circuit an “A” rating, which is the highest in the ranking given to the best and best international circuits, which enables it to host Formula 1 races. From an accurate check-up, Massey gave a positive impression of the new track.

Massey said: “It has been an extraordinary journey for all involved in making the first race of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a reality and in my multiple visits over the past few months I have seen the pace of progress that has been exceptional. . The circuit itself is now complete and has reached the highest levels which correspond to the rating “A”. “The FIA, which is the criterion that enables it to host the Grand Prix. The Corniche circuit in Jeddah will offer a new challenge for drivers and teams, and I’m looking forward to another exciting weekend as we approach the close of the 2021 Formula 1 season. “

In turn, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Sultan Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and the Saudi Motorsport Company, welcomed the positive results of today’s final exam. can announce to the world that we are ready for this weekend’s race on the world’s newest and fastest street circuit, and have reached this stage in just 8 months would be a testament to our dignity of hosting the event, our great achievement and hard work. and dedication from all of our employees, and now we look forward to an unforgettable weekend in Jeddah ”.

The Saudi Motorsports Company has completed all necessary preparations for the first Formula 1 race in Saudi Arabia and has continued to work tirelessly to ensure that the best drivers in the world compete on the world’s fastest and longest street circuit this weekend. Furthermore, the most significant milestone is the completion of this important work in only 8 months, which makes it the fastest circuit built in the history of Formula 1.

It is worth noting that the 2021 stc Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will make its first appearance on the Formula 1 calendar. One hour, making it the fastest street circuit in the world and among the five fastest circuits in the world. Formula 1.

Indeed, F1 stars are expected to reach speeds of 322 km / h in braking to enter turn 27.

The Jeddah Corniche circuit is made up of 27 curves and a length of 6.175km, making it the second longest Formula 1 circuit on the current calendar, behind the prestigious Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.

Additionally, 3 consecutive areas of the circuit have been designated for the ability to activate the DRS rear wing system during the race, ensuring plenty of overtaking opportunities for the drivers throughout the race.

The race will take place at night and in the spotlight, to add an extraordinary atmosphere and unique experience for Formula 1 fans during the month of December.

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