Saudi Arabian GP: Preview - McLaren


Lando Norris: "The track in Jeddah is going to be fun, it's a really fast and flowing track with close walls, which will create a unique challenge. I've been driving the circuit in the simulator to get up to speed with the layout, which is really important when arriving at a new venue. Qualifying in these cars at this circuit is going to be a very cool experience, and will set us up for a strong race on Sunday. We're going to be giving it our all right up until the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi, to finish in the best possible position in both championships."

Daniel Ricciardo: "Coming off the back of an intense but ultimately disappointing triple-header, it's been good to take some time out of the car and reset for the final two races of the year. We don't really know what to expect in Jeddah, but we've been working hard as a team back in the UK to prepare for the event, and we head to the Middle East ready to fight. We'll be doing our best to bring home some decent points and end the season on a high."

Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "We head back to the desert for the final two races of the 2021 season, and our first stop is another new venue at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. With two new venues in succession, the team back at the factory has been working hard to prepare, and we've used the window between Qatar and Saudi to give the drivers time in the simulator in preparation for heading out on track this Friday.

"Although the last triple-header didn't go our way, we're still committed to applying everything we've learned during the last race weekends and fighting for the best possible finishes we can achieve between now and the last lap in Abu Dhabi. This season has been an intense and exciting battle, but it's not over yet and we want to finish it on a high."

Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Race laps: 50

Circuit length: 6.174km/3.836 miles

Total race distance: 308.45km/191.662 miles

Number of corners: 27 (11 right, 16 left)

Allocated tyre compounds: Hard: C2, Medium: C3 and Soft: C4

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Published: 30/11/2021
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