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Saudi: World’s fastest street circuit set for F1 debut in Jeddah

The world’s fastest street circuit is ready for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on December 5.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit will be the second-longest on the 2021 calendar at 6.175km, just over 800m shorter than table-topper Spa. It’ll take around 1m 27.9s to complete a lap in qualifying trim and 1m 33.8s in the 50-lap race, according to simulations.

There are several sweeping corners dotted around the 27-turn track. Sixteen of those are left-handers, 11 are right. One of those is the very impressive Turn 13 hairpin that is banked at 12 degrees. That’s three degrees steeper than Indianapolis’ banked corners and seven shy of those at Zandvoort. It’s expected to be a high G-load (around 4.9 lateral G) and high-stress circuit for the drivers.


Saudi Gazette

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