The Jeddah Street Circuit (Arabic: حلبة شارع جدة‎) is a planned motor racing circuit that is being built in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The circuit is scheduled to stage the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on 5 December 2021 as the penultimate race on the 2021 Formula One season calendar.[2]

History

Named as the 'fastest street track' on the Formula One calendar with Formula One cars simulated to have average speeds in excess of 250 km/h (160 mph), the track will be the second-longest track on the Formula One calendar, with only Spa-Francorchamps being longer.[3]

The circuit will be built on the Jeddah Corniche adjoining the Red Sea.[4] The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Fastest ever F1 street circuit revealed for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah". Formula1.com. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ "F1 schedule 2021: Formula 1 announces provisional 23-race calendar for 2021". Formula1.com. 10 November 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Fastest ever F1 street circuit revealed for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah". Formula1.com. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  4. ^ "F1 adds Saudi Arabian Grand Prix night race to 2021 calendar". Formula1.com. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  5. ^ Rencken, Dieter; Collantine, Keith (13 November 2020). "Saudi Arabian GP promoter appoints Tilke to design "exciting" Jeddah street circuit". RaceFans. Retrieved 16 November 2020.