Hosting Saudi Arabia’s first F1 Grand Prix ‘a dream come true’ say fans

Thousands of Formula One fans visited the Jeddah Corniche Circuit over the weekend expressing “pleasure and amazement” that the Kingdom was internet hosting its first Saudi Arabian Formula One Grand Prix.

Jeddah’s Corniche Circuit has a variety of actions for teenagers and adults together with interactive video games, rides, merchandise shops, trend pop-ups, eating places, and occasional retailers unfold throughout the venue.

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For grandstand ticket holders, an space within the South circuit was devoted to an outside seating space with big-screen streaming Friday’s follow and Saturday’s qualifying dwell.

“My total household and our cousins are right here. We watched the superb vehicles on the racetrack – my coronary heart was racing! I can not consider I can watch the F1 race and have all the most effective racers on this planet in my dwelling nation. It’s such a proud second for us,” stated Hassan Jameel, a spectator on the occasion.

“I loved the F1 simulation video games essentially the most. My associates and I spent six hours right here and I’ve to say it is one the most effective days I’ve had because the outbreak of the pandemic,” Ibrahim Saleh, a Saudi nationwide instructed The National. “The views from the paddock are superb, so is the hospitality. Super excited for the race tomorrow!”

Lewis Hamilton secured pole place for Sunday’s race after title rival Max Verstappen crashed right into a wall on his remaining flying lap.


The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is the quickest road circuit on this planet with a median velocity of 252 kilometers per hour and a most velocity of 322 kilometers per hour within the final flip.

“It’s so thrilling to observe this in real-time. The normal feeling is of pleasure and amazement. To be capable to host the world champions and F1 in Saudi Arabia is unbelievable,” Fatima Rashid saidl. “I liked the brand new Jeddah Art Promenade.”

Updated: December fifth 2021, 8:48 AM

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