The Saudi Formula 1 circuit is far from ready
Saudi Arabia is not yet ready for Formula 1. The circuit in the coastal city of Jeddah, where drivers will have to drive the Grand Prix for the first time from December 3-5, is still under construction. “It will be a race against time to finish the track on time,” an official told AFP. “The work is now taking place day and night.”
Cranes and excavators still mark the picture on the circuit on the Red Sea, which should be 6,175 kilometers long and 27 curves. It is expected to be one of the fastest circuits in the world. The Saudi Grand Prix is the penultimate race on this season’s calendar.
Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al-Faisal, president of the Saudi Motorsports Federation, said that the demand for tickets for the event is high. “We are expecting a huge turnout, especially from Europe and the United States,” he told reporters. Admit that cards aren’t cheap. “The Formula 1 project has cost a lot and it is usual for the costs to be offset by ticket sales and other sources, including advertising and local sponsors.”
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