3.-5. December F1 heads to the coastal city of Jeddah for the first time to turn the city’s streets counterclockwise and is set to be the fastest street track on the calendar, with an average speed of up to 250 km / h.
The 6,174-kilometer track that runs through Corniche on Jeddah’s seafront makes it the second longest track on the F1 calendar after the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps.
While the sprawling layout looked fast on paper despite 27 corners, Codemasters ’latest F1 2021 update has now given fans the first-to-life view of what to expect from the latest addition to the F1 calendar.
As you embark on a flying tour, it will soon become clear why the speed is expected to increase. Despite its street track DNA, the Jeddah track is explosively fast, full of long straight and fast jumps that modern F1 cars can easily survive.
As you can see from the video on board, Turn 1 is my medium speed whitefish that clears the package right from the start. It is followed by a combination of very fast bends that lead to the first DRS straight line.
The round then turns back with its tilted 180-degree left hand to get smoother bends with blind approaches and barely draining areas.
Jeddah Street Circuit Overview
There, it becomes clear that the nature of the line is most reminiscent of the Baku street line and especially its fast end sector; except the Saudi line offers a full six kilometers from it.
The winding rear end of the track has no braking range for more than 30 seconds before the last hairpin, so it is assumed that cold brakes provide an additional challenge for drivers and teams.
With no runs on the track, the blind nature of its many bends, and the fact that the race is run at night, it’s clear why Jeddah could offer plenty of drama.
Add it to the slot as the second final GP of 2021 amid the intense championship of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, and F1 could look forward to an explosive weekend.