Formula 1 goes to Saudi Arabia at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, thirty kilometers outside the historic city of Jeddah. Without 90 degree turns that have always been a feature of city circuits, it is destined to be the longest and fastest circuit of this type in the history of the World Championship.
The organizers are expecting an average speed per lap of over 250 km/h (155 mph) even if there are 27 corners, another current record for Formula 1. According to Brembo technicians, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is classified as a track with a medium level of difficulty for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 3 on the difficulty index, the same as the Intercity Istanbul Park.