Inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will feature F1’s fastest street circuit

Lewis Hamilton will eye victory on the fastest street circuit in the sport
Lewis Hamilton will eye victory on the fastest street circuit in the sport (PA Archive)
9:59am, Thu 18 Mar 2021
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Saudi Arabia’s debut Formula One grand prix in December will feature the fastest street circuit in the sport.

At 6.175km, the Jeddah Street Circuit will be the second longest on the calendar and enable average speeds of around 250km/h.

Formula One managing director Ross Brawn said: “The design brings out the best of a modern street circuit but also has fast paced free flowing areas that will create fast speeds and overtaking opportunities.

“The setting is incredible, on the Red Sea, and we can’t wait to see the cars on the track in December.”

The longest circuit currently on the Formula One calendar is Spa Francorchamps in Belgium at 7km.

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