Verstappen Clarifies His Stance: Not a Strong Supporter

Max Verstappen is less enthusiastic about street circuits, including the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, while both Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez rank it among their favorite tracks, appreciating its challenging nature and the demands it places on drivers.

Highlights

‣ The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is recognized for its high speeds and the close proximity of F1 cars to the walls, making it a spectacle, especially during qualifying.

‣ Max Verstappen, despite not being a fan of street circuits in general, acknowledges the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as a “really cool” and demanding one, though he prefers historic tracks.

‣ Charles Leclerc rates the Jeddah circuit highly, placing it among his top four favorite tracks of the season, alongside Monaco, Singapore, and Baku, due to its challenging nature.

‣ Sergio Perez, known as the “king of street racing,” considers the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as one of his favorites, highlighting the demanding nature of the track on drivers during both qualifying and the race.


Oh, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. It’s where the roar of the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix filled the air last weekend. Picture this: a street circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, buzzing with high speeds and F1 cars flirting dangerously close to the walls. Qualifying there? Always a showstopper. But here’s the million-dollar question: does this circuit make the top three for ace drivers like Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, and Sergio Perez this season?

Now, Verstappen. He’s kinda got a love-hate thing with street circuits. “Out of all the street circuits, this one’s cool, demanding, but… I’m all for the classic tracks,” he says, shrugging off the glitz of city races. It’s not really his cup of tea, but Jeddah? It’s got something.

Leclerc and Perez: Jeddah’s Cheerleaders

Then there’s Leclerc. He’s all in. “City tracks? Love ’em. Jeddah’s a beast, though. It’s up there with Monaco, Singapore, and Baku for me,” he spills, eyes lighting up. For him, it’s not just a race; it’s an adrenaline-fueled adventure through the city’s heart.

Perez, the so-called “king of street racing,” nods in agreement. “Jeddah’s a gem for me. It’s where I shine,” he admits with a grin. Street racing’s his jam, and Jeddah? It’s the kind of challenge that wrings you out by the end of qualifying. It’s exhausting, thrilling, and utterly demanding.

So, there you have it. Jeddah Corniche Circuit: a spectacle, a challenge, and a favorite for some of F1’s finest. But whether it’s the high-speed thrills or the punishing demands of the track, one thing’s for sure—it leaves no one indifferent.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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