Jeddah reveal first images of Formula 1 track
For the first time renderings of the impressive pit and team buildings have been revealed for the Jeddah Street Circuit.
Formula 1 is set to race in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2021. There are talks of a move to a new purpose-built track in the future, but for now the streets of Jeddah will be Formula 1’s Saudi home.
Design of the venue was handed over to renowned Tilke architect, Ulrich Merres, with the goal of creating the fastest street circuit in Formula 1 history.
We already know the track will feature 27 turns, with a virtual lap already available online, and now new images have shown the state-of-the-art facilities which will house the teams.
The four-storey structure will be 280 metres long, and takes the form of a composed landscape of multi-storey staggered buildings.
Overlooking the main straight while backing on to the Red Sea coast, all team garages will be housed there, as will the Paddock Club, race control centre, and hospitality suites for guests.
“We are delighted to share these exclusive renderings of our stunning Pit and Team Building with the world today,” HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation (SAMF), told the Formula 1 website.
“The Pit Building stands as a symbol of all that this race represents: welcoming, modern and spectacular.
“With only six months to go until the pinnacle of motorsport reaches Saudi Arabia, preparations are progressing at an incredible rate as our dedicated team gears up for the first ever Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. We can’t wait to welcome you to Jeddah next December for a weekend of record-breaking racing and world class entertainment.”
The first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is now only six months away, with the event set to host the penultimate race of the 2021 Formula 1 season on December 5.
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