From Bahrain, the Method 1 world treks west to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The third instalment of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is the second race of the season, and can begin on Monday at 4am AEDT.

Max Verstappen can be trying to make it two wins to start out the yr, whereas Oscar Piastri can be hoping to complete.

Right here is the whole lot it’s good to know forward of spherical 2 for the 2023 F1 championship.

The place is the race?

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a road monitor that is positioned within the coastal resort space of Jeddah, in western Saudi Arabia.

Its monitor runs alongside the Crimson Sea and is a little bit over 100 kilometres to the west of the religiously important metropolis of Mecca.

Not like different road circuits on the calendar, the monitor resists the urge to have 90-degree turns, as a substitute having sweeping corners which might be taken at excessive pace.

What do I have to know in regards to the monitor?

Illustration of the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix circuit
Illustration of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia.(Provided: Method 1)

This 27-turn behemoth is 6.174km lengthy and runs anti-clockwise.

There are three DRS zones, with two of them straddling both facet of turn-27.

Verstappen and Charles Leclerc performed a sport of cat-and-mouse final yr, with every driver making an attempt to be in second place on the finish of the lap, so they might open their rear wing within the subsequent DRS zone.

There have been simply two races held in Jeddah, however each have been packed stuffed with drama.

What occurred final yr?

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