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Formula 1 News: 5 things to know before the Saudi Arabian GP

Formula 1 news: The Saudi Arabian GP is the most recent addition. The Corniche circuit is in Jeddah, directly on the coast of the Red Sea.

Formula 1 news: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is one of the most recent additions to the Formula One calendar. The Corniche circuit is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, directly on the coast of the Red Sea. It

The teams’ variables are astronomical because they have no prior experience with the track’s characteristics. Moreover, Pirelli is already having trouble determining which tyre to use.

For the 50-lap race ahead of us, they’ve picked the C2 compound as the Hard tyre. The C3 compound is the Medium tyre, and the C4 compound is the Soft tyre.

However, how successful the tyre choice would be is anyone’s estimate. Following are the five things you should know about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

1. The Jeddah circuit’s peculiar case

Formula One News: Five things to know before the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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The Jeddah circuit is 6.174 kilometres long and features 27 turns. Because the circuit’s walls are so close to the actual track, it’s a street circuit by definition. This increases the penalty for mistakes exponentially.

The Jeddah track also boasts the highest bends on the Formula One schedule. This means that the tyres will be pushed to their limits throughout the race.

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2. The DRS phenomenon

The Jeddah track is scheduled to include three DRS zones, which should result in a lot of overtaking. Drivers can open up a portion of the rear wing and generate greater speed for the overtaking.

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This means that in the first DRS zone, the car behind you will be able to pass the car in front of you. However, the car in front of you will have the same advantage.

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As a result, a driver may become engrossed in frequent battles with the cars surrounding him. This may allow for more overtakes on the track, but it will be inconvenient for the drivers.

3. Mercedes clients in a pickle

Red Bull believes they have a more difficult problem to solve than the Mercedes customer teams. The three Mercedes-supplied teams – McLaren, Aston Martin, and Williams – were all stuck at the rear of the pack. They were engaged in their own private struggle throughout the race.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell qualified in Q3 and finished in the top four. It’s now evident that a Mercedes power unit can compete.  Aston Martin and McLaren, on the other hand, had considerably higher expectations and will need to respond quickly.

4. The availability of Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was ruled out on Thursday morning, forcing Nico Hulkenberg to get in as a last-minute replacement. In that context, the fact that he outqualified teammate Lance Stroll was hugely amazing.

Aston Martin’s familiarity with the car from testing will help the team get more out of it, if Vettel joins the race this weekend. However, Hulkenberg will be staying in the area to ensure his availability.

5. Comparisons of the new and earlier eras

Due to a scheduling snafu in 2022, they’ll be racing in Jeddah for the second time in four rounds. The penultimate race of the 2021 season was the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

While the teams are used to it, the course has been tweaked a few times since the first race in response to feedback from the drivers. Sight lines have been enhanced, and the last corner has been somewhat modified. However, the remainder of the track layout has remained unchanged. As a result, they’ll have a unique opportunity to compare the vehicles that finished the previous era to the cars that will debut in 2022 on the same track.

Formula 1 news: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is one of the most recent additions to the Formula One calendar. The Corniche circuit is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, directly on the coast of the Red Sea. It

The teams’ variables are astronomical because they have no prior experience with the track’s characteristics. Moreover, Pirelli is already having trouble determining which tyre to use.

For the 50-lap race ahead of us, they’ve picked the C2 compound as the Hard tyre. The C3 compound is the Medium tyre, and the C4 compound is the Soft tyre.

However, how successful the tyre choice would be is anyone’s estimate. Following are the five things you should know about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

1. The Jeddah circuit’s peculiar case

Formula One News: Five things to know before the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

RAED MORE: Carlos Sainz and Ferrari reach an agreement for new contract

The Jeddah circuit is 6.174 kilometres long and features 27 turns. Because the circuit’s walls are so close to the actual track, it’s a street circuit by definition. This increases the penalty for mistakes exponentially.

The Jeddah track also boasts the highest bends on the Formula One schedule. This means that the tyres will be pushed to their limits throughout the race.

2. The DRS phenomenon

The Jeddah track is scheduled to include three DRS zones, which should result in a lot of overtaking. Drivers can open up a portion of the rear wing and generate greater speed for the overtaking.

This means that in the first DRS zone, the car behind you will be able to pass the car in front of you. However, the car in front of you will have the same advantage.

As a result, a driver may become engrossed in frequent battles with the cars surrounding him. This may allow for more overtakes on the track, but it will be inconvenient for the drivers.

3. Mercedes clients in a pickle

Red Bull believes they have a more difficult problem to solve than the Mercedes customer teams. The three Mercedes-supplied teams – McLaren, Aston Martin, and Williams – were all stuck at the rear of the pack. They were engaged in their own private struggle throughout the race.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell qualified in Q3 and finished in the top four. It’s now evident that a Mercedes power unit can compete.  Aston Martin and McLaren, on the other hand, had considerably higher expectations and will need to respond quickly.

4. The availability of Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was ruled out on Thursday morning, forcing Nico Hulkenberg to get in as a last-minute replacement. In that context, the fact that he outqualified teammate Lance Stroll was hugely amazing.

Aston Martin’s familiarity with the car from testing will help the team get more out of it, if Vettel joins the race this weekend. However, Hulkenberg will be staying in the area to ensure his availability.

5. Comparisons of the new and earlier eras

Due to a scheduling snafu in 2022, they’ll be racing in Jeddah for the second time in four rounds. The penultimate race of the 2021 season was the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

While the teams are used to it, the course has been tweaked a few times since the first race in response to feedback from the drivers. Sight lines have been enhanced, and the last corner has been somewhat modified. However, the remainder of the track layout has remained unchanged. As a result, they’ll have a unique opportunity to compare the vehicles that finished the previous era to the cars that will debut in 2022 on the same track.

Formula 1 news: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is one of the most recent additions to the Formula One calendar. The Corniche circuit is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, directly on the coast of the Red Sea. It

The teams’ variables are astronomical because they have no prior experience with the track’s characteristics. Moreover, Pirelli is already having trouble determining which tyre to use.

For the 50-lap race ahead of us, they’ve picked the C2 compound as the Hard tyre. The C3 compound is the Medium tyre, and the C4 compound is the Soft tyre.

However, how successful the tyre choice would be is anyone’s estimate. Following are the five things you should know about the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

1. The Jeddah circuit’s peculiar case

Formula One News: Five things to know before the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

RAED MORE: Carlos Sainz and Ferrari reach an agreement for new contract

The Jeddah circuit is 6.174 kilometres long and features 27 turns. Because the circuit’s walls are so close to the actual track, it’s a street circuit by definition. This increases the penalty for mistakes exponentially.

The Jeddah track also boasts the highest bends on the Formula One schedule. This means that the tyres will be pushed to their limits throughout the race.

2. The DRS phenomenon

The Jeddah track is scheduled to include three DRS zones, which should result in a lot of overtaking. Drivers can open up a portion of the rear wing and generate greater speed for the overtaking.

This means that in the first DRS zone, the car behind you will be able to pass the car in front of you. However, the car in front of you will have the same advantage.

As a result, a driver may become engrossed in frequent battles with the cars surrounding him. This may allow for more overtakes on the track, but it will be inconvenient for the drivers.

3. Mercedes clients in a pickle

Red Bull believes they have a more difficult problem to solve than the Mercedes customer teams. The three Mercedes-supplied teams – McLaren, Aston Martin, and Williams – were all stuck at the rear of the pack. They were engaged in their own private struggle throughout the race.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell qualified in Q3 and finished in the top four. It’s now evident that a Mercedes power unit can compete.  Aston Martin and McLaren, on the other hand, had considerably higher expectations and will need to respond quickly.

4. The availability of Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was ruled out on Thursday morning, forcing Nico Hulkenberg to get in as a last-minute replacement. In that context, the fact that he outqualified teammate Lance Stroll was hugely amazing.

Aston Martin’s familiarity with the car from testing will help the team get more out of it, if Vettel joins the race this weekend. However, Hulkenberg will be staying in the area to ensure his availability.

5. Comparisons of the new and earlier eras

Due to a scheduling snafu in 2022, they’ll be racing in Jeddah for the second time in four rounds. The penultimate race of the 2021 season was the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

While the teams are used to it, the course has been tweaked a few times since the first race in response to feedback from the drivers. Sight lines have been enhanced, and the last corner has been somewhat modified. However, the remainder of the track layout has remained unchanged. As a result, they’ll have a unique opportunity to compare the vehicles that finished the previous era to the cars that will debut in 2022 on the same track.

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