Max Verstappen has criticized the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, labeling it as “dangerous.”
The Dutch driver said in an interview with the Daily Mail that he expects “a bit of trouble” due to the blind corners around the track, something which we already saw in the final practice of the weekend.
“It’s quite a dangerous track. There are so many blind corners so if someone is slow around one you wouldn’t know it until you got there,” he said.
“I expect a bit of trouble. There could be some big shunts.”
Hours after Verstappen’s comments, Charles Leclerc heavily crashed his Ferrari at turn 22, bringing the second running of the day to an end.
The Red Bull driver also sarcastically called Formula One out for the placement of a race in Saudi Arabia in the 2021 calendar, hinting that it was for monetary reasons.
“I wonder who signs off these kinds of tracks. I mean, great idea. I guess they have 90 million dollars reasons why.”