Twitter Reacts to F1’s Incredible Jeddah Street Circuit Layout for the Saudi Arabian GP

Published 03/18/2021, 5:46 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 13: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 13, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)


Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the newest addition to the F1 calendar this year, will take place from December 3 to 5. Social media went crazy after finding out that the race will be held on a street circuit, not only that but the fastest F1 street circuit in the world, at around 250 km/h.

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Moreover, the street circuit in Jeddah will have 27 corners, which consists of 16 left turns and 11 right turns which would result in some breathtaking overtakes once the lights go out. It is also the longest street circuit on the current F1 calendar, with a total length of 6,175 meters and a track width of 10-15 meters.

The most exciting thing about the street circuit is the stunning backdrop of the Red Sea. This might go down as one of the most magnificent backdrops in Formula One history, and fans can’t wait to see it on the screens once the F1 circus reaches there.

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Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Haas’ Mick Schumacher in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Twitter reactions to Saudi Arabia F1 circuit

 

Not long to for the lights to go off

With pre-season testing already done, teams know exactly what they have to do for the season ahead. It was surprising to see Mercedes struggle around the track, but they believe they can bounce back once the season starts.

The opening race is just over a week away; the track in Bahrain will host the first race of the season on March 28, while the much anticipated Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will be conducted in December.

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Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Teams and fans are excited to see what will the circuit offer them, will it be challenging for the drives to race since it’s on a street circuit or will it be easy for them as they zip around the track?

What do you think of the street circuit in Jeddah, will it be a thriller of the race to look forward to as we wait for the season to begin, or will it the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix be a disappointment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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