F1 track designer believes Saudi Grand Prix is ‘IMPOSSIBLE to name’

Architect behind Saudi Arabia’s new Formula One track believes consequence of inaugural race is ‘IMPOSSIBLE to name’ as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton gear up for battle on the FASTEST road course within the calendar

  • The new Saudi Arabian F1 track will profit Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton 
  • That is the view of Carsten Tilke, who has designed the brand new 6.174 km course 
  • The Jeddah circuit is being touted because the quickest road circuit on the calendar
  • Just eight factors retains Verstappen forward of Hamilton within the championship 

The mastermind behind Saudi Arabia’s model new Formula One circuit believes it is ‘inconceivable to name’ the end result of the inaugural Jeddah Grand Prix as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton get set for the penultimate race of the season.

Verstappen leads the world championship by eight factors with two races remaining, however all of the momentum is behind Hamilton with the Mercedes star clinching back-to-back wins in Brazil and Qatar.

The championship rivals arrive in Saudi Arabia to tackle a model new track, with F1 giving the inexperienced mild to internet hosting a Grand Prix within the nation eight months in the past. 

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will each discover pleasure in new Saudi track, its architect claims

The penultimate race takes place on December 5 on a road circuit designed by architect Carsten Tilke, who is unable to name the end result of Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Grand Prix. 

‘Verstappen is in entrance and we now have a road circuit the place you’ll be able to contact the partitions simply, and if one thing occurs Verstappen will likely be there, it is actually, actually shut and may go each methods,’ Tilke advised talkSPORT.

‘I believe it is inconceivable [to predict], we do not know, we’ll see who will handle to deal with the brand new track, will probably be difficult for them.

‘Mercedes are taking the robust engine once more which they’d in Brazil, and if it is nonetheless this engine with a lot energy, I believe will probably be tough for everybody else.’

F1 travels to Saudi Arabia for the primary time subsequent week for the penultimate race of the season 

The slender course is a pace haven and is the quickest road track on the calendar, with the circuit winding round a lagoon subsequent to the Red Sea.

The 6.174 kilometre course has extra corners than any circuit with 27 turns, in addition to a further Drag Reduction System zone, though the slender track doesn’t make overtaking a easy activity for drivers.

Jeddah is not closely surrounded by buildings, as is the case for different road circuits comparable to Monaco, Singapore and Baku. Tilke added that this new course bears no shut comparability to different road venues. 

Carsten Tilke (R) son of legendary course designer Hermann Tilke (L) says the race is too shut to name

‘It’s tough to evaluate it, I actually considered this,’ he defined. ‘You can possibly say this passage right here, this passage there, however for me I am unable to evaluate it. 

‘It’s actually quick, it does not have all of the buildings inside like a road circuit once you consider Baku or Monaco or Singapore. This makes it higher to make good nook combos, and never 90 diploma corners, which is regular in a metropolis.’   

Tilke is the son of German racing driver and famed race track designer Hermann Tilke. Tilke Sr has denied an entire vary of circuits together with Yas Marina, Bahrain International Circuit and Shanghai International Circuit. 


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