For the second year running, Formula 1 competes in Saudi Arabia thirty kilometers outside the historic city of Jeddah. According to Brembo technicians, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is ranked as a track with a hard level of difficulty for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 4 on the difficulty index.
Without any 90 degree corners, last year this track earned itself the title of the longest and fastest city circuit in the history of the World Championship: the average speed on the pole position lap was just under 254 km/h (158 mph). Once again this year, the race will be held at night time starting at 8 pm local time. This is another variable in addition to the walls alongside it which force the drivers to use maximum precision when braking.