Using data gathered by Formula 1 through its computer simulation and machine learning algorithms, the circuit has been designed to produce as much overtaking as possible around a street circuit.
“Saudi Arabia is accelerating forward and the speed, energy, excitement of Formula 1 perfectly reflects the transformational journey the country is on,” Sports Minister for Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal Al Saud said.
“As we’ve witnessed in recent years our people want to be at the very heart of the biggest moments in live sport and entertainment. And they don’t come any bigger than Formula 1. No matter where in the world it’s held, Formula 1 is an event that brings people together to celebrate an occasion that goes far beyond sport.
“We look forward to sharing this unique experience and sharing Jeddah with the world. For many Saudis this will be a dream come true.”