Saudi Arabia GP: F1 shares update as building works at Jeddah circuit continue

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Formula 1 has released new shots and footage of the Jeddah street circuit that is set to host the inaugural Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on December 5th, just over a month from now.

The circuit is being billed as the fastest and longest street circuit on the F1 calendar and there appears to be plenty of rapid straights and sweeping bends that should provide good overtaking action at the penultimate race of the year.

Construction remains well underway, however, with it looking as though the next month is going to see a lot of development in a short amount of time to bring the venue up to scratch and up to the level that Formula 1 would expect from a circuit.

First of all, here are some shots taken on location by F1 lead video editor Dom Smith, who shared them on his Twitter feed:

Formula 1 also released a video on their YouTube channel showing the latest at the track, click the link here to have a watch:

It cannot be avoided, meanwhile, that this event will come in a country that has a poor human rights record and fans of the sport have regularly referenced that when this event has been mentioned - you can see it for yourself in the YouTube comments of the video, for example.

Formula 1 races under the 'We Race As One' message in a bid to promote better inclusivity and representation - the hope has to be that the sport coming to Saudi Arabia will improve those factors in the country in the future now an ever increasing spotlight is on them.

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