The track itself has been touted as the fastest street track in the world, with long, winding turns, inclines and long straights.
It will be the first 5G compatible race track on the F1 calendar
As F1 prepares to make its debut in Saudi Arabia, the Jeddah track, dubbed the Corniche Circuit, has emerged as the first to be equipped with 5G technology on the calendar. Martin Whitaker, Jeddah Corniche Circuit Director, has revealed that it is the most forward-thinking track on the calendar.
“In a relatively short period of time this circuit has been built and at the same time it can be said to be one of the most modern, if not the most modern circuits in the world,” he said.
“For example, we are the first F1 circuit in the world to use the 5G network. As a result, we are able to give the fans even more action in the stands. They can use their devices and experience the race on our circuit. It’s great to see how innovative the people are here and how we are laying a good foundation for the races that will follow on this track, ”added Whitaker.
There were some concerns about the viability of the race as the track until early November was not ready. But the work has proceeded at breakneck speed and the weekend is now set to unfold later this week. There have been concerns about free speech and civil liberties in Saudi Arabia which has recently started to open up its country – and many drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have expressed concerns about it.
The track itself has been touted as the fastest street track in the world, with long, winding turns, inclines and long straights. It is expected to be tight between Red Bull and Mercedes as long straights favor Silver Arrows, while street tracks are traditionally suitable for Red Bull. With the championship hanging in the balance between Hamilton and Verstappen, whoever wins the race could end up winning the world title.
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