How many DRS zones are there at Jeddah Circuit – Saudi Arabian GP?


The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is scheduled to take place from 17 to 19 March at the Jeddah Circuit – how many DRS zones are at Jeddah Circuit?

The FIA have made modifications to the DRS activation points of the Jeddah Circuit ahead of this weekend’s Saudi Arabian GP. There has traditionally been three DRS points in the Jeddah track and the third point has now been moved beyond the final corner to avoid dangerous antics like overtaking other cars during the turn.

It has been moved from the Turn 27 braking zone to the main straight and is now located 170 metres past the hairpin to discourage drivers from braking erratically into the final corner.

FIA had already announced before the start of this season that they would tweak DRS points at five circuits to make it more interesting and safer at the same time.

The season opener in Bahrain witnessed modifications to DRS points, Jeddah is set to be the second Circuit and the other three tweaks will come in Melbourne, Baku and Miami. It remains to be seen how these modifications in Jeddah affect the tactical decision-making of the drivers.

F1 makes track changes at the Jeddah Circuit ahead of the Saudi Arabian GP

We can expect a number of changes to the track besides the modified DRS points at the Jeddah Circuit for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Jeddah F1 circuit is located in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is considered to be the fastest street track in the current F1 calendar and is the second-longest track after Spa-Francorchamps. It has been the home of the Saudi Arabian GP since its inception and this will be the third edition of this Grand Prix.

Jeddah DRS zones
Ferrari’s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (R) and Ferrari’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr (L) compete in the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Jeddah on December 5, 2021. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)

There has always been concerns about the safety of drivers because of the lack of visibility at the circuit’s fast corners. This issue has been worked on and dealt with by the concerned authorities before this weekend. Saudi Arabian Grand Prix CEO Martin Whitaker has revealed that there will be reduction in speed at turns 22 and 23 but the overall lap averages will be faster. It remains to be seen what other changes have been made to the track for this weekend’s Grand Prix.

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