Formula 1 will visit Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2021. The Middle Eastern country already hosted a number of Formula E races, but now also brings Formula 1 to the Kingdom. Ross Brawn is very happy with the lay-out of the circuit, which was designed in cooperation with Hermann Tilke.
Collaboration with Tilke
''We have worked closely with the team at Tilke and with the promoter to ensure we have a track that provides exciting wheel to wheel racing for our fans and challenges all of the drivers. The design brings out the best of a modern street circuit but also has fast paced free flowing areas that will create fast speeds and overtaking opportunities,'' Brawn said in the statement.
Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal is also very happy with the layout. ''We are looking forward to welcoming motorsport fans to Saudi Arabia. Even though this is the first time we will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix, delivering such important international events is further confirmation of the Kingdom’s ability to manage and organise these events to the highest standards for our fans and growing young population.'', concluded the president of the motorsport federation in Saudi Arabia.