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All Eyes Turn to Saudi F1 Race at Jeddah Corniche Circuit

All Eyes Turn to Saudi F1 Race at Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Thursday, 2 December, 2021 - 11:45
Jeddah Corniche Circuit stands ready to welcome fans (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Motorsport lovers and enthusiasts worldwide will turn their eyes to Saudi Arabia’s western city of Jeddah on Friday to enjoy three days of suspense and excitement in the first edition of the Saudi Grand Prix Formula 1 race.

All teams partaking in the race have arrived in Saudi Arabia with the countdown for the race ticking away at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, which was built in the record timing of only eight months.

Despite its speedy construction, the Circuit provides the highest standards of safety and security for drivers in the race.

The world-famous designer Hermann Tilke created and developed the Circuit with many features that appear for the first time in the world of Formula 1 racing.

Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, was briefed on the latest preparations for the Saudi Formula One race, which will be hosted by the Jeddah Corniche from Dec. 3 to 5.

Al-Faisal listened to an explanation by Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Faisal about the 27-turn, 6,175-meter-long Circuit, the second-longest track in F1 history.

Prince Khalid, who is the president of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, confirmed the completion of the preparations for hosting the F1 race.

The Jeddah Corniche is the starting and ending point for the race. Prince Khalid expressed his pride that the Kingdom is among the 23 countries hosting this extraordinary sporting event.

He also praised the Saudi leadership’s great support for sports, which made the Kingdom a significant destination for global sporting events. He thanked Prince Khaled for his guidance and support to make this event a huge success.

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