Method 1’s long-term observe designer Hermann Tilke has been referred to as into motion by the Saudi Arabia GP to design their 2021 circuit.
Method 1 will make its debut in Saudi Arabia subsequent season with a race to happen across the streets of Jeddah. After that, the plan is for the occasion to maneuver to a purpose-built circuit.
The 2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will function the penultimate spherical of the season, and Tilke has been referred to as upon to design the road circuit that will probably be contested round.
Tilke has been liable for designing a number of iconic tracks in Method 1 akin to Istanbul Park, Baku, Yas Marina and the Pink Bull Ring.
The architect has additionally been liable for a number of much less in style venues just like the Valencia Avenue Circuit and Buddh Worldwide Circuit.
Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal, president of Saudi Arabia’s motorsport federation, did inform RaceFans.net although that Tilke had been introduced in to design the road circuit partly resulting from time constraints.
“Given the time that we’ve got, we came upon that the best choice for us is to go straight with Tilke,” he stated.
“We have to work very quick and it’s a avenue circuit, it’s not like a brand new venture ranging from scratch, so we wished to convey somebody in that has expertise each on the street and circuit races.
“We’re working intently with Method 1, with Ross Brawn and his group and Tilke.
“We don’t need it to be simply one other race, we wished to do one thing particular, we wish it to be a distinct race, we wish it to be the most effective race. So working intently with Method 1 and Tilke and having our stunning corniche in Jeddah I can promise you it’s going to face out.”
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The road race will host Method 1 within the closing 12 months of the present rules and as such, makes an attempt are being made with the design to make sure that overtaking possibilities and pleasure are aplenty.
“Our purpose is to make it an thrilling and thrilling race. We don’t need it to be a type of boring races the place there is no such thing as a overtaking. We host Method 1 as a result of we wish to convey the joy,” Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Faisal continued.
“We’re doing our greatest to make it thrilling. It’s not solely concerning the surroundings or the surroundings or the sporting occasions that we’re planning on doing. For us, racing must be thrilling, must be quick.
“On the similar time it’s a avenue race so that you’re not constructing a observe from scratch, we’re restricted to the issues that we are able to do. However in the event you see the corniche in Jeddah you’re going to have an thought [of the layout].
“I can inform you it’s not going to be a gradual race. Our purpose is to make it thrilling, thrilling with a number of overtaking. We like seeing the occasion in Monaco, it’s a stunning occasion, however by way of racing, there’s no overtaking, it’s not that thrilling.
“So for us, we wish to create a avenue race the place it seems good, the occasion, the surroundings is good, however on the similar time it’s an exciting race. So this can be a activity that we’re working intently with Tilke and Method 1, and hopefully we are going to obtain this purpose.”