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Jeddah street circuit now under construction

Construction work begins on the Jeddah Street Circuit. Credits: Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Abdullah Al Faisal (Twitter).

Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Street Circuit, which will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix this season, is now being built.

The Jeddah Street Circuit will make its first appearance in an F1 season in 2021, the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix set to take place on the first weekend of December. Currently, the Grand Prix organisers are directing the construction of the circuit that should be complete in eight months, in time for the race weekend.

The brand new Jeddah Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia is a unique addition to the list of many renowned venues on the F1 calendar already. The track is 6.275 kilometres in length and consists of 27 turns, but it is named as the fastest track on the calendar as well as the second-longest after Belgium’s Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

“Seeing the construction of the Jeddah Street Circuit begin is a moment of great pride for all those involved in motorsports in the Kingdom with the launch of the Jeddah Circuit Construction Workshops,” said a statement from the Grand Prix organizers.

“The Kingdom builds a world-leading circuit in accordance with Formula 1 standards, which will combine the best local and international production techniques. Local stone will be used to build the track surface.”

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Abdullah Al Faisal, president of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, added: “Today we celebrate a historic moment for Saudis and motor racing fans around the world with the innovative Jeddah Formula 1 circuit. This is the opening of a new page in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in which the city of Jeddah, the pride of the Red Sea, will celebrate this global event next December and the eyes of the world will be on us as Jeddah becomes the focal point for fans around the world.”

“We seek to build a circuit and celebrate a race that is differentiating in the world of Formula 1; one that differentiates us from others with a race that will remain in the memory of fans for many years.”

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