Saudi Arabia revealed new photos of their upcoming Qiddiya circuit for future GP events

The 2024 Formula One season kicked off with an explosion of twists and heightened intensity on the race track, coupled with exciting updates to the cars’ that have fueled the drivers’ determination to excel in the paddock.

Following the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One is prepared for the next event to be held during the holy month of Ramadan, ensuring continuous delivery of captivating performances for spectators.

Everything about Saudi Arabia’s new Qiddiya circuit

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, also known as one of the fastest street circuits in Formula One. The track, which covers a length of 6.174 kilometres, will consist of a street circuit segment as well as a high-speed and flowing open portion, which will tend to be one of the greatest tourist attractions along with the other tourist destinations within the Qiddiya project.

The “Blade,” or Turn One, of the track will be infused with a dramatic element by placing it above a music venue, with other parts of the park filled with fun activities such as rollercoasters and a theme park, to heighten the spectators’ thrilling experience apart from the Formula One event.

This masterpiece of a track was designed by the former F1 driver, Alex Wurz, and German circuit designer Hermann Tilke, who have successfully worked together to create multi-dimensional effects on the tracks while adhering to the rules at the same time. As a result, the Jedda Circuit has proved to be exhilarating for both drivers and spectators, as it lacks any dull stretches but instead is filled with challenging sections.

When will Qiddiya replace Jeddah as F1 GP host?

Due to construction delays regarding the new Qiddiya project, which was meant to be the permanent location, it will take a few more years to replace Jeddah as the F1 GP host.

According to the reports revealed on Tuesday by the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), the official project will be unlocked during the 2027 campaign. Currently, the Jeddah Circuit will serve as a temporary substitute for it.

Do you think the F1 drivers will be more likely to get challenged in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix than in the Bahrain Grand Prix? Tell us about your opinions in the comment section below.


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