Sergio Perez has expressed concern over the Jeddah Corniche Circuit and the potential dangers that come with its corners.
Jeddah’s street circuit is one of the longest and fastest on the calendar. While consisting of 27 turns, the track is mostly characterized by staggeringly fast bends.
During the Saudi Arabian GP, drivers discovered that these twisty corners also turned out to be blind and possibly hazardous. Lewis Hamilton was nearly plowed into by Nikita Mazepin while the Russian was on a flying lap and neither driver knew of the other’s location.
The Red Bull driver Sergio Perez was one of many to notice the incident that nearly ended in a monumental accident. The Mexican finds it worrying that these corners are so blind.
The close call involving Hamilton and Mazepin saw the Haas slicing rapidly through corners on approach to Hamilton’s car. All seemed well until Mazepin rounded a corner to find the Mercedes right in his path. In response, Mazepin had to dart out the way to avoid a horrible collision.
“There’s a lot of straights, but they are done with corners. Blind corners,” Perez remarked. “I hope nothing happens tomorrow. I feel like it’s too dangerous without a real reason.”
“When you look at some of the onboards, it’s quite scary. I really just hope that it goes through that we don’t see a big shunt out there.”
“I just feel the track – it’s a bit too risky without a reason. With the speeds that we’re doing, with the deltas around the track from some of the cars, it’s a bit unnecessary.”