The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a temporary street circuit, located on Corniche - a 30km long coastal resort of the old Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah adjoining the Red Sea. The first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place in 2021, under artificial lighting. The average speed around the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is expected to be 252km/h, the fastest street circuit ever in Formula 1 - while the 27-piece circuit will also have the most corners on the 2021 calendar, many of which are fast corners, along the waterfront of Jeddah.
The track will be the second-longest track on the Formula One calendar, with only Spa-Francorchamps being longer.
The circuit was designed by Carsten Tilke, son of the famed circuit designer, Hermann Tilke
Lap length 6.175km
Race laps 50
Race distance 308,750km
Direction of travel: Anti-clockwise.
Pole position Right side of the track
I suppose it depends how close the cars are going into zone 2 but I expect the sensible thing is to be as close as possible at the zone 3 detection point and then getting it done to avoid the possibility of losing the place again immediately.
They'll want to use the DRS zones to get close and then do the move in T1. That gives half a lap to try to gap the car they've just overtaken. Overtaking in to T27 just leaves them open to losing the place back again in to T1.
That would depend on how cleanly you make the overtake at the last corner, and whether you wait until the last detection zone before being past (therefore ‘robbing’ the person that you have just overtaken of DRS for zone 3).
Surprised they don’t put a digital readout where about they are on the track.
They might flat out but I struggle to see them as making over taking through them easy.LM10 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:08 pmTurns 1, 2, 4, 9, 13, 22 and 27 (and maybe one or other between 5-8) seem to be the only ones which won't be flat out. Few others will be flat out and demanding, but most of the turns will be more like straights and the drivers won't even feel them. So the track might have the most turns of all tracks, but many of them rather only exist on paper.