The construction of the new circuit of Jeddah continues promptly. According to the promoters of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (scheduled for 5 December) the track will be ready in a few days, and from the latest photos that have ‘leaked’ from the track you can see how the works have undergone a decisive acceleration in the last month.
These photos were taken in the last 24 hours and confirm that the asphalting work has been completed, while there is still some work to be done on the safety and grandstand side.
Jeddah is a track that gives little breath to the power unit, with 27 corners (11 to the right and 16 to the left), a record among those on the calendar, of which – however – only the initial chicane is tackled in third gear. The rest of the track is made up of medium-high speed corners, where overtaking will be very difficult. For those there will be well three DRS zones. The Saudi Arabian track is the second longest on the calendar after Spa, at 6.175 km. It was built in seven months (and this underlines the concerns about the working conditions of the 3 thousand workers, even if the promoters stressed that there were no ‘serious’ accidents). 37,000 tons of asphalt, 600,000 tons of concrete, 30,000 square meters of bricks and 1,400 tons of glass were used. The track is fully illuminated, as it will be run at night.
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