Saudi Arabia’s very first Grand Prix is set to take place on Sunday, December 5, but the Asian country is far from ready. The Jeddah Street Circuit is still under construction. According to an official, it is a race against time.
Work day and night
The circuit is under construction in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah by the Red Sea. With a length of 6.175 kilometers, it will be the second longest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar after Spa-Francorchamps. It would also be one of the fastest circuits in the world.
A circuit official told the French press agency AFP that the track is under construction by all hands. “It will be a race against time to finish the track on time. They are now working day and night. said the official. A D.
Lots of interest in the Grand Prix
According to Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Faisal, there is a lot of interest in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. “We expect a huge turnout, especially from Europe and the United States,” he said. Grand Prix tickets don’t come cheap. The cheapest tickets are around 500 euros, for a Paddock Club card you pay a little less than 6000 euros.
“The Formula 1 project was expensive,“ bin Sultan Al-Faisal defends high prices. “It is normal that the costs are offset by ticket sales and other sources, including advertisements and local sponsors.”