Saudi Arabia Grand Prix organizers have unveiled the first glimpse as to how their facility will look when when F1 visits in December
The December 3-5 event is to be staged in the port city of Jeddah, along the banks of the Red Sea and the city’s corniche, with the circuit incorporating 27 corners.
With just 6 months until the greatest drivers in the world line up on the grid in Jeddah to fight for victory at the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX, SMC has unveiled brand new images of the spectacular home to teams, drivers, staff and VIP guests alike during the inaugural F1 race weekend in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Scheduled to make its F1 debut on December 3rd – 5th 2021, the 2021 FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX will mark its arrival in style with the newest circuit in the sport estimated to see drivers reach average speeds of 250km/h, making it the fastest street circuit in the world – and in the top 5 fastest F1 circuits altogether!
Indeed, F1’s superstars are projected to reach top speeds of up to 322km/h as they race towards Turn 27.
Featuring no less than 27 corners, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit stretches to 6.175km in length, making it the second longest circuit on the current F1 calendar behind the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the longest street circuit in the sport.
Additionally, 3 consecutive sections of the circuit have been marked out as potential DRS Zones, ensuring plenty of overtaking opportunities for the drivers throughout the race.
The fact the race will take place at night under the lights will only add to the amazing atmosphere F1 fans can expect to experience next December.
With an average speed of 250kph, the Hermann Tilke-designed track makes it the fastest street venue in F1, and one of the fastest in the sport as Monza averages at 264.4kph.
At 6.175km, it will be the second-longest track in F1 after Spa-Francorchamps at 7.004km, and will have the potential for three DRS zones.
Considered the heart of a Formula 1 circuit, the newest Pit & Team Building in F1 will overlook the starting grid and back on to Jeddah’s majestic Red Sea coast. Designed by renowned Tilke GmbH architect, Ulrich Merres, the 280m-long, four-story, cutting-edge structure takes the form of a composed landscape of multistory staggered buildings sitting splendidly alongside the main straight of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, defined in its detail by straight and sleek lines.
Housing all team garages as well as the race control center and the exclusive Paddock Club premium hospitality suites, the Pit & Team Building will provide guests with a magnificent view down on to the Pit Lane and starting grid where the most crucial moments of the racing action will occur when Formula 1 makes its debut in Jeddah for the penultimate round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
Designed to fit harmoniously within the track and its surroundings, its architectural expression is equally inspired by its idyllic location on the banks of the Red Sea and the layout of the circuit.
Indeed, the building’s functionality, visual connection to the track and sensible positioning mark it out as one of the most unique and innovative structures of its kind, guaranteeing spectacular views of the racing action as well as of the breathtaking Jeddah waterfront
Commenting earlier, HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) said: “We are delighted to share these exclusive renderings of our stunning Pit & Team Building with the world today. The Pit Building stands as a symbol of all that this race represents: welcoming, modern and spectacular.
With only 6 months to go until the pinnacle of motorsport reaches Saudi Arabia, preparations are progressing at an incredible rate as our dedicated team gears up for the first ever Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. We can’t wait to welcome you to Jeddah next December for a weekend of record-breaking racing and world class entertainment.”