25 March 2022
With Ferrari taking 1 and 2, and Mercedes taking 3 and 4 places at the first F1 of the season in Bahrain, with racing cars porpoising and Hamilton playing down Mercedes chances of success (whilst not being taken seriously), it looks like we are in for a very enthralling season.
This week’s race in Saudi Arabia is at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the longest street circuit, some 6.174 km and built in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah. The course staged its inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on 5 December 2021.
With 16 left turns and 11 to the right, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has more action-packed corners than any other circuit in the world.
The circuit has a thrilling layout comprising mainly flat-out straights along the city’s Red Sea waterfront and a succession of high-speed corners hemmed in by walls.
The only significant change in power unit regulations is switching to more sustainable race fuel. The most crucial variation is wiping the slate aerodynamically for all teams; there will be an extensive learning curve associated with understanding the new machines that could cause constant shifts in the balance of power between powerhouse manufacturers.
The new rules provide the perfect platform for seeing numerous drivers set foot on the podium and display their true talent over the season. The 2022 campaign could be the single best season in terms of parity in the sport’s history.
Bring on the Action.