Collision ends George’s race in Jeddah
An unavoidable collision with another driver ended George’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix prematurely in Formula One’s penultimate race of the 2021 season.
The 4.3km circuit sits 2km above sea level, making it extremely demanding for both the driver and the car due to the thin air.
The track is comprised of eight left-handers and nine right-handers, including the fast, banked turn 17 and has the Foro Sol Baseball stadium inside of turn 14.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
I am really looking forward to heading to Mexico for the Mexico City Grand Prix. The race presents a lot of interesting challenges such as the high altitude, which affects us as drivers but also the performance of the car, and we have to take into consideration these things when preparing for the weekend. Equally, these challenges offer us an opportunity and I also can’t wait to see all the amazing fans and support we’ve come to associate this race with.
FP1 for the Mexican Grand Prix will get underway at 5:30 PM GMT on Friday, November 5.