For the first time in F1 history, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia, will be having the 5G network. An experience for fans that will take them deep into the action of the race.
For the penultimate race of the season, F1 has reached Saudi Arabia, where the track has been built from the scratch. The circuit is built in the city of Jeddah. This circuit will be the first one to use a 5G network, which is the fastest wireless communications technology currently available globally.
The director of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Martin Whitaker is confident that the fans will be able to plunge themselves into the F1 action to a completely different level.
Whitaker commented, “In a relatively short time, this circuit was built and at the same time we can say it is one of the most modern, or maybe even the most modern, circuits in the world.”
“For example, we are the first F1 circuit in the world that will use the 5G network. As a result, we can give the fans in the stands even more action. They can use their devices and experience the race on our circuit even more intensely. It’s great to see how innovative people are here and how we are laying a great foundation for the races that will follow on this track,” he added.
The Jeddah Corniche Circuit has not been finished yet. It’s a part of an initiative called Vision 2030, a project by Saudi Arabia to expand its economy and decrease its dependence on oil.
“It is very beautiful and impressive to see what the people here in Saudi Arabia have achieved in the past year. We worked very hard to get the circuit in order and we succeeded,” said Whitaker.
“You can see the country is capable of putting on great projects and that’s why I’m looking forward to seeing what will be realised in the coming years. It’s clear that the country is ambitious and that’s also evident when you see how international everything is here in Saudi Arabia. The international company and how the Vision 2030 project is structured gives me great satisfaction.”
The race is going to take place on December 5 and will be the second to last race before F1 heads to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the year a week later.