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This is how the Formula 1 Jeddah Street Circuit looks


The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is coming up this weekend, and here is a video showcasing the
Jeddah Corniche Circuit via the official video game of the Formula 1 by Codemasters: F1 2021


Jeddah is a new and exciting racing circuit on the F1 calendar. It features many fast corners and chicanes, and the drivers spend close to 80% of the lap at full throttle. Formula 1 will visit this Saudi Arabian street circuit this weekend.

In this video I took on a field of AI cars at Jeddah in a 5 lap sprint race to showcase the track. Its long, flat-out sections are a blast, especially with the building lights streaking by at night.

What are your thoughts on the new Jeddah Circuit? Let us know on Twitter at @RaceDepartment or in the comments section below!
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I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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in simulator this track is fantastec but in real its a little good but not better than some others street circuit like baku
 
Should be entertaining. F1 going to a track that is only ready days before they arrive must be high risk of issues. I wonder if any significant track changes will be made after they get started.
 
This is another Mercedes front row lockout, I think this track is made for Lewis.
I believe he can get pole and then get an early lead.
That's the crucial part, he can't allow DRS or slipstreaming.
I've been testing in F1 2021, in different cars. It's as close as I can get to a good guess.
It's possible to spoil anyone behind you, hoping their tyres overheat. But if he gets the break away, he wins.
 
Some latest insights.
Turn 13 has got quite a bit more banking (they got some inspiration for it after watching the Zandvoort GP).
New asphalt surround by a sandbox, so it's very slippery.
Most curbs are just painted on the flat track.
RedBull might have a bit more chance than we expected.
 
So many people have put their grunt into this, making it a really spectacular track. We'll all see it on TV. The S's will be probably full of yellows. Congrats to all those who developed this and the guy driving in the video. Nice piece of driving.
 
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Tried it in F1 2021. It's a fun track for hotlapping. For racing... I'm not sure. There's only one real overtaking spot, the tight turn before the start/finish straight.

Two interesting details about the track: Instead of techpro barriers, they've installed SAFER barriers, used in Indycar and NASCAR. Also, there's a banked high speed turn that is really fun when you're hotlapping.

I think this race could come down to whoever has the best strategist, because I expect at least one safety car period, maybe even a red flag.
 
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It is a really nice track indeed, but I am wondering why nobody is talking about the nice F2 cars also available in
F1 2021.
Everybody is only talking about F1 cars, event the bloodiest rookies are going to drive in F1 2021 only with the F1 cars.
From my point of view the F2 car are totally underestimated. They have areal good speed too (300+ km/h) but a much easier handling which makes them perfect for rookies to get into high speed formula races.
When I see all the F1 2021 videos with F1 cars at Youtube, 99% are racing with at least the helping line switched on.
I mean, first of all this is looking bot very good and not realistic, destroying all the nice optics.
Second, in my opinion the ideal line is going to ruin your personal driving style.
Usually I am going to drive a new track with the slowest car available, find my personal ideal line, then working up to the top cars.

So, for every new track released in F2 2021 I am recommending for everyone , do your first laps and races with the fine F2 cars, if you are comfortable with the results go to the F1 cars.

I have put a video from the Jeddah track racing with a F2 car (4k, max. details) in the video section
(The admins will kill me when I am posting a video here again )
 
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"This is how the Formula 1 Jeddah Street Circuit looks". No. This is what Codemasters is been told about how it probably is going to look. A quick scan on Youtube learns us there are different sim versions made of the track, and they all look different. Even the images from the designers show us different things from the same spots of the track. So my conclusion is, nobody knows how it is going to look when the F1 drives there for the first time until the moment it is actually happening. Big change it will look different, because not everything will be ready in time.

The track feels for me like a crushed roller coaster. Very exciting to do hotlaps but terrible to race. I am afraid there is a high risk the championship will be decided because of some kind of stupid accident ending in Max or Lewis parking his car into the wall. The best thing what could happen for us is a win for Lewis with an extra point for fast lap and a 2nd for Max, so they have the same number of points at the start in Abu Dhabi. Unless your a fan of one of them ....
 
It is a really nice track indeed, but I am wondering why nobody is talking about the nice F2 cars also available in
F1 2021.
Everybody is only talking about F1 cars, event the bloodiest rookies are going to drive in F1 2021 only with the F1 cars.
From my point of view the F2 car are totally underestimated. They have areal good speed too (300+ km/h) but a much easier handling which makes them perfect for rookies to get into high speed formula races.
When I see all the F1 2021 videos with F1 cars at Youtube, 99% are racing with at least the helping line switched on.
I mean, first of all this is looking bot very good and not realistic, destroying all the nice optics.
Second, in my opinion the ideal line is going to ruin your personal driving style.
Usually I am going to drive a new track with the slowest car available, find my personal ideal line, then working up to the top cars.

So, for every new track released in F2 2021 I am recommending for everyone , do your first laps and races with the fine F2 cars, if you are comfortable with the results go to the F1 cars.

I have put a video from the Jeddah track racing with a F2 car (4k, max. details) in the video section
(The admins will kill me when I am posting a video here again )
Learn it with Formula Student cars on the GPK version. The best way to learn a track ...
 
The future is dim for classic tracks. I have felt very privileged to have lived in a time when tracks had character. I equally feel for the young who may not have that luxury going forward.
It's like Music/Tv/Movies the young won't know any better as they'll just discount anything percieved as "old".
 

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