The latest images of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit have been released, with the track now almost completely built ahead of the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in two weeks.
Saudi Arabia has a long-term deal to host F1, however it is expected that the venue will change to a permanent facility at the Qiddiya sports and entertainment centre from 2023.
The street circuit that will host the penultimate round of the 2021 season features 27 corners, and is the second-longest track on the calendar, behind Spa-Francorchamps.
While some of the surrounding infrastructure is unlikely to be ready in time the track itself and all vital infrastructure will be completed in the next few days.
Organisers have stressed that the circuit was built “under the strictest health and safety conditions, with millions of man-hours of work taking place on site with no serious incidents”.
It added that the work was carried out under Saudi Arabian Labour Laws, which guaranteed “the protection of the rights of workers on-site including the limiting of working hours in direct sunlight”.
The average speed of the circuit is expected to be 252km/h, which would make it the fastest street circuit on the schedule.
Used in the construction process was 37,000 tonnes of asphalt, 600,000 tonnes of cement, 30,000 square meters of bricks, and more than 1,400 tonnes of glass.
Around 3,000 workers have participated in the project.
With the race scheduled to be held in the late evening, lighting levels are set at 1,500 lux, and are connected by more than 200,000 metres of cabling, including power and fibre.
The track is set to host the second round of the 2022 championship next March.
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