Jeddah circuit ready for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - in pictures

The kingdom gets set for inaugural F1 event

A boy hugs a racing car promoting the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. AP Photo
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A boy hugs a racing car promoting the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

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Prince Khalid bin Sultan Al Faisal, president of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, speaks to press ahead of the race.

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The Jeddah Corniche Circuit will host the first ever F1 race in Saudi Arabia from December 3 to 5.

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The final preparations have been made and the circuit is ready for action.

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The high-speed street circuit has been built especially for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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The circuit is the first to use the 5G network, the fastest wireless communications technology currently available.

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It aims to help fans immerse themselves in the action on a never-experienced-before level.

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The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, to diversify its economy, reduce its dependence on oil and raise the country's profile as a tourist destination.

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A warm welcome awaits F1 teams, staff and fans at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah.

Updated: November 30, 2021, 8:00 AM
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