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The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a temporary street circuit in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It hosted the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021.

Circuit History[]

The circuit is laid out along the coast of the Red Sea, in an area known as the Jeddah Corniche (Corniche is originally from the Italian word for ledge, cornice). Designed by Hermann Tilke, it runs alongs the waterfront about 10km north of the center of Jeddah.

The track is 6.174 km long, the second longest circuit in F1. Only Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is longer, at 7.004 km. It is roughly in the shape of an out-and-back trip on the main coastal road, running almost due north-south, but actually has 27 corners. Computer simulations had forecast lap speeds close to 250 km/h, easily the fastest street circuit ever. The actual fastest lap of the first race was just under 245 km/h, almost dead on the prediction.


The start/finish straight and pit road will be on a road named Al Kurnaysh, the Arabic transliteration of Corniche. The track starts heading north past the Bellajio Resort, and the Farsi Plaza. Traveling largely through vacant land along the Al Kurnaysh and Corniche roads, there will be a sharp left-right chicane at the end of the main straight near the Golden Tower hotel,

The circuit reverses course with a sweeping 200 left near the Al Rahma Mosque. It follows that with a sweeping right and left before making a right-left at a roundabout across from the Beach Tower resort.

Event history[]

The following is a list of Formula One World Championship events held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit:

Year Event Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
2021 Saudi Arabian GP United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes Report
2022 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Report
V T E Circuits
AdelaideAidaAin-DiabAintreeAlbert ParkAlgarveAnderstorpAustinAVUSBakuBarcelonaBoavistaBrands HatchBremgartenBuddhBuenos AiresCaesars PalaceClermont-FerrandDallasDetroitDijonDoningtonEast LondonEstorilFujiHanoiHockenheimHungaroringImolaIndianapolisInterlagosIstanbulJacarepaguáJaramaJeddahJerezKyalamiLe MansLong BeachLosailMagny-CoursMarina BayMexico CityMiamiMonsantoMonte CarloMontjuïcMont-TremblantMontrealMonzaMosportMugelloNivelles-BaulersNürburgringPaul RicardPedralbesPescaraPhoenixRed Bull RingReimsRiversideRouenSakhirSebringSepangShanghaiSilverstoneSochiSpa-FrancorchampsSt. PetersburgSuzukaValenciaWatkins GlenYas MarinaYeongamZandvoortZeltwegZolder
Other Circuits
BrooklandsDavidstowFioranoGoodwoodLinas-MontlhéryOntarioOulton ParkPauPosillipoRicardo TormoSnettertonSolitudeSyracuseVallelungaWestmead
Bold indicates a circuit on the 2022 calendar.
The Red Bull Ring was previously known as the "A1-Ring" and before that the "Österreichring".
V T E Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Circuits Jeddah Corniche Circuit (2021–present)
Jeddah Street Circuit 2021.svg
Races 20212022