Jeddah weather forecast: What to expect at the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The 2021 Saudi Arabian GP is due to be run between December 5-7 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, and the latest weather forecast shows high temperatures on Sunday


The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a street circuit located within the costal resort area of the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, but what does the weather forecast show for the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

After the Qatar GP, F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are separated by just eight points in the Drivers’ Championship, as the Mercedes driver has reeled his Red Bull rival in with two successive wins. 

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is 6.174km long and hosts a series of fast and very fast corners, with average speeds around 250km/h, which makes it only second to Monza on the F1 calendar. It also has the most corners of any track in 2021 with 27. 


Friday, Practice 1 and Practice 2

With Practice 1 and Practice 2 on Friday taking place in the late afternoon and early evening, respectively, the teams and drivers will avoid the extreme heat of the midday sun, even though it is winter in Saudi Arabia. There will be little to no wind, little to no cloud cover and temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees Celsius, dropping to 27 degrees Celsius for the second session of the day.

Saturday, Practice 3 and Qualifying

The picture for Saturday’s practice session and qualifying should be almost identical to Friday in terms of wind and temperature conditions. 

Sunday, Saudi Arabian GP Race Weather Forecast

Sunday’s F1 Saudi Arabian GP will see the temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius which is similar to the previous days’ running. The sun sets at just after 17:30 local time with wind speeds dropping even further compared to Friday and Saturday. No clouds are expected. 

Jeddah Corniche Circuit
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