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Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

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The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix organizers have disclosed further modifications. It is to the Jeddah Formula 1-course design for the next competition that would enhance visibility and safety.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the fastest street circuit on the calendar, staged its debut F1 race in 2021. However, numerous drivers criticized the track’s congested layout and low sight in blind turns.

Jeddah made a number of adjustments to the track before its second race in March 2022 to enhance sight lines. It will make it safer for the drivers, and in certain areas, broaden the circuit.

However, the Grand Prix’s organizers have now disclosed that a number of other adjustments will be made before the next event. That will take place on March 19 of next year.

Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP
Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

The high-speed left-right sequence between Turns 22 and 23, where attempts have been made to lower speeds by almost 50 km/h by relocating the barrier and adding a beveled curb, is one of the major improvements.

Additionally, improvements have been made at Turns 14 and 20. Two of the circuit’s fastest blind corners. There the barriers have been moved back to widen the turn and improve driver visibility.

Jeddah circuit had issues with visibility and safety

The right-side wall of the track has moved back 7.5 meters at Turn 14. Meanwhile, the left-side wall has moved back five meters at Turn 20. At Turns 8 and 10, the barriers have also been pulled back to enhance sight.

In order to discourage cars from going wide and slowing them down, new “rumble lines” have been installed at Turns 3, 14, 19, 20, and 21. Beveled curbs have also been added at Turns 4, 8, 10, 11, 17, and 23.

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According to Martin Whitaker, chief executive of the Saudi Motorsport Company, “the Jeddah Corniche Circuit continues to evolve at a rapid rate, and we are thrilled to make these additional changes to our great circuit as a result of constructive engagement with the FIA, F1, and the drivers.”

“The JCC has already proven to be the quickest and most thrilling street circuit in the world during the past two races here in Jeddah. And these additional enhancements will certainly heighten the spectacle that spectators can look forward to next March when F1 comes to our city.”

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Any circuit must always evolve and improve by paying attention to what drivers have to say about it. Learning from them, and using their input. We are certain that these modifications will result in even quicker, more thrilling, and – vitally – safe racing. We cannot wait to see the world’s best drivers compete here under the lights once again in 2023.

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ALSO READ: Sebastian Vettel explains the history of the last Formula One race’s ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix organizers have disclosed further modifications. It is to the Jeddah Formula 1-course design for the next competition that would enhance visibility and safety.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the fastest street circuit on the calendar, staged its debut F1 race in 2021. However, numerous drivers criticized the track’s congested layout and low sight in blind turns.

Jeddah made a number of adjustments to the track before its second race in March 2022 to enhance sight lines. It will make it safer for the drivers, and in certain areas, broaden the circuit.

However, the Grand Prix’s organizers have now disclosed that a number of other adjustments will be made before the next event. That will take place on March 19 of next year.

Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP
Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

The high-speed left-right sequence between Turns 22 and 23, where attempts have been made to lower speeds by almost 50 km/h by relocating the barrier and adding a beveled curb, is one of the major improvements.

Additionally, improvements have been made at Turns 14 and 20. Two of the circuit’s fastest blind corners. There the barriers have been moved back to widen the turn and improve driver visibility.

Jeddah circuit had issues with visibility and safety

The right-side wall of the track has moved back 7.5 meters at Turn 14. Meanwhile, the left-side wall has moved back five meters at Turn 20. At Turns 8 and 10, the barriers have also been pulled back to enhance sight.

In order to discourage cars from going wide and slowing them down, new “rumble lines” have been installed at Turns 3, 14, 19, 20, and 21. Beveled curbs have also been added at Turns 4, 8, 10, 11, 17, and 23.

According to Martin Whitaker, chief executive of the Saudi Motorsport Company, “the Jeddah Corniche Circuit continues to evolve at a rapid rate, and we are thrilled to make these additional changes to our great circuit as a result of constructive engagement with the FIA, F1, and the drivers.”

“The JCC has already proven to be the quickest and most thrilling street circuit in the world during the past two races here in Jeddah. And these additional enhancements will certainly heighten the spectacle that spectators can look forward to next March when F1 comes to our city.”

Any circuit must always evolve and improve by paying attention to what drivers have to say about it. Learning from them, and using their input. We are certain that these modifications will result in even quicker, more thrilling, and – vitally – safe racing. We cannot wait to see the world’s best drivers compete here under the lights once again in 2023.

ALSO READ: Sebastian Vettel explains the history of the last Formula One race’s ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix organizers have disclosed further modifications. It is to the Jeddah Formula 1-course design for the next competition that would enhance visibility and safety.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the fastest street circuit on the calendar, staged its debut F1 race in 2021. However, numerous drivers criticized the track’s congested layout and low sight in blind turns.

Jeddah made a number of adjustments to the track before its second race in March 2022 to enhance sight lines. It will make it safer for the drivers, and in certain areas, broaden the circuit.

However, the Grand Prix’s organizers have now disclosed that a number of other adjustments will be made before the next event. That will take place on March 19 of next year.

Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP
Jeddah announces F1 circuit modifications before the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

The high-speed left-right sequence between Turns 22 and 23, where attempts have been made to lower speeds by almost 50 km/h by relocating the barrier and adding a beveled curb, is one of the major improvements.

Additionally, improvements have been made at Turns 14 and 20. Two of the circuit’s fastest blind corners. There the barriers have been moved back to widen the turn and improve driver visibility.

Jeddah circuit had issues with visibility and safety

The right-side wall of the track has moved back 7.5 meters at Turn 14. Meanwhile, the left-side wall has moved back five meters at Turn 20. At Turns 8 and 10, the barriers have also been pulled back to enhance sight.

In order to discourage cars from going wide and slowing them down, new “rumble lines” have been installed at Turns 3, 14, 19, 20, and 21. Beveled curbs have also been added at Turns 4, 8, 10, 11, 17, and 23.

According to Martin Whitaker, chief executive of the Saudi Motorsport Company, “the Jeddah Corniche Circuit continues to evolve at a rapid rate, and we are thrilled to make these additional changes to our great circuit as a result of constructive engagement with the FIA, F1, and the drivers.”

“The JCC has already proven to be the quickest and most thrilling street circuit in the world during the past two races here in Jeddah. And these additional enhancements will certainly heighten the spectacle that spectators can look forward to next March when F1 comes to our city.”

Any circuit must always evolve and improve by paying attention to what drivers have to say about it. Learning from them, and using their input. We are certain that these modifications will result in even quicker, more thrilling, and – vitally – safe racing. We cannot wait to see the world’s best drivers compete here under the lights once again in 2023.

ALSO READ: Sebastian Vettel explains the history of the last Formula One race’s ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

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