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The Circuit

What You Need To Know

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix first appeared on the F1 calendar in 2021 with Lewis Hamilton driving the team to victory from pole position at the inaugural race.

With 27 corners – the most of any circuit on the calendar – the tight and twisty layout around the Red Sea Port city of Jeddah sees drivers push the limits on Formula 1’s fastest street track.

Fact File: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

  • The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is held on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, located in a waterfront area next to the Red Sea.

  • The location presents similar challenges to Abu Dhabi with sand blowing onto the track and changes in wind direction from day to night.

  • The Jeddah Corniche Circuit has the most corners of any track on the F1 calendar with 27: 16 left and 11 right.

  • It is also the second-longest track we visit at 6.174km. Energy management across the lap is therefore tricky and puts more focus on the MGU-H and hybrid system performance.

  • With numerous long straights, drivers spend over 80% of the lap at full throttle and the circuit is ranked first in terms of time spent, and distance covered, using this metric.

  • There are six braking events across the lap with two of those designated as 'heavy'.

  • Turn 13 has a 12% gradient, with banked corners opening up more lines and helping to build momentum onto the next sweeping, high-speed section.

  • Turn 2 is the slowest corner on the circuit, taken around 80 km/h, whilst the quickest are Turns 20, 21, and 26 which are taken at 300 km/h.

  • Sensitivity, which describes where you find lap time, is biased very strongly towards high-speed corner performance.

  • Owing to its nature as a street circuit, Jeddah has a high risk of incidents leading to Safety Cars. Across the two previous races in Saudi Arabia, there have been two full Safety Car periods, two red flags, and five Virtual Safety Car periods.

  • Several track changes have been made following last year's race "to deliver smoother, safer, and even more exciting racing."

  • These include:

    • 'Rumble Lines' - which cause traction to be lost and slowing cars down have been added at Turns 3, 14, 19, 20, and 21.

    • Steel kerbs have been replaced by bevelled kerbs at Turns 4, 8, 10, 11, 17, and 23.

    • Driver sightlines, a concern in the last two editions, have been improved with the fence wall moved back at Turns 14 and 20 by 7.5m and 5m respectively.

    • The fence wall at Turns 8 and 10 have also been adjusted to improve visibility of the corner ahead.

    • Turns 22 and 23 have also been amended with the fence at Turn 23 adjusted and a bevelled kerb added - this is expected to reduce speeds there by approximately 50 km/h.

Lewis Hamilton holds the lap record here (1:30.734), set in 2021.

  • First GP
    2021
  • Circuit Length
    6.175km