George prepared to give it everything in Saudi Arabia

December 2, 2021
Jeddah
Jeddah
Jeddah
Formula One heads to Saudi Arabia and the city of Jeddah for the penultimate round of the 2021 season for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
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George prepared to give it everything in Saudi Arabia

December 2, 2021
Jeddah
Jeddah
Formula One heads to Saudi Arabia and the city of Jeddah for the penultimate round of the 2021 season for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

George prepared to give it everything in Saudi Arabia

December 2, 2021
Jeddah
Jeddah
Formula One heads to Saudi Arabia and the city of Jeddah for the penultimate round of the 2021 season for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

George prepared to give it everything in Saudi Arabia

Published:
December 2, 2021
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Formula One heads to Saudi Arabia and the city of Jeddah for the penultimate round of the 2021 season for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit claims to be the fastest ever street circuit. With speeds set to average 252km/h, the Saudi track will be the second-fastest track on the calendar behind Monza’s ‘Temple of Speed’.

The 6.17km track is comprised of 27 corners and three DRS zones as the track sweeps along the incredible waterfront, illuminated under the city lights.

After the sad passing of Williams Founder, Sir Frank Williams, the team will be racing in his honour this weekend as they celebrate his extraordinary life.

George Russell – Williams Racing Driver

It’s with great sadness that we head to Saudi Arabia this weekend following the passing of Sir Frank, but as a team we are determined to pay our respects and honour him in the way we know he would want us to; by racing. In terms of British sport, Sir Frank was an incredibly important figure. Not just because of the adversity he faced, but because of the success that the team went on to achieve following his accident. He was somebody that so many people looked up to. He would be wheeled around the whole factory and there was this presence in the room whenever he was around. It motivated the team to really get on with their jobs and be so dedicated, because of the man he was.
On track, I am looking forward to getting my first look at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. It is sure to be an exhilarating track to drive with its high-speed nature and, when you couple that with the fact it’s a street circuit and the walls will be close, I’m sure it will be a thrilling spectacle both inside and outside the car. As we head into this final double-header of the season, our full focus as a team remains on consolidating our position in the Constructors’ Championship and we will be giving it absolutely everything to do so.

FP1 for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place at 1:30 pm GMT on Friday, December 3.