From Bahrain, the Formulation 1 world treks west to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The third instalment of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is the second race of the season, and can begin on Monday at 4am AEDT.

Max Verstappen will likely be seeking to make it two wins to begin the yr, whereas Oscar Piastri will likely be hoping to complete.

Right here is all the things you could know forward of spherical 2 for the 2023 F1 championship.

The place is the race?

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a road observe that is situated within the coastal resort space of Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia.

Its observe runs alongside the Pink Sea and is just a little over 100 kilometres to the west of the religiously vital metropolis of Mecca.

Not like different road circuits on the calendar, the observe resists the urge to have 90-degree turns, as an alternative having sweeping corners which are taken at excessive velocity.

What do I must know concerning the observe?

Illustration of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia.(Provided: Formulation 1)

This 27-turn behemoth is 6.174km lengthy and runs anti-clockwise.

There are three DRS zones, with two of them straddling both aspect of turn-27.

Verstappen and Charles Leclerc performed a sport of cat-and-mouse final yr, with every driver attempting to be in second place on the finish of the lap, so they might open their rear wing within the subsequent DRS zone.

There have been simply two races held in Jeddah, however each have been packed stuffed with drama.

What occurred final yr?

Verstappen achieved his first of 15 victories for the yr when he crossed the road first in Jeddah. 

He was concerned in a race-long duel with Ferrari’s Leclerc, with a late overtake by the Dutchman securing his win.

Daniel Ricciardo failed to complete the race, after a promising run-up, the place he regarded destined to attain factors. 

Carlos Sainz achieved a second straight podium end whereas an ill-timed pit cease for pole-sitter Sergio Perez dropped him to fourth. 

Quick information for this observe

  • First grand prix — 2021
  • Variety of laps — 50
  • Lap distance — 6.174km
  • Race distance — 308.45km
  • Quickest lap — 1:30.734 (Lewis Hamilton, 2021)

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