“Race against the clock to finish the track on time”


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.”


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