Max Verstappen warned about major threat in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will give Red Bull a chance to build some momentum early on this season.

Despite only being on the race calendar since 2021, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has already become a fan favourite, with there never being a dull moment when racing in Saudi Arabia.

The quick street circuit features a number of high-speed corners and overtaking zones, making for exciting racing and dramatic scenarios.

Lewis Hamilton won the first Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia after a controversial battle with Max Verstappen and the Dutchman got revenge last year by winning in Jeddah.

Many teams struggled with tyre degradation in Bahrain but with Saudi Arabia being a relatively new track with different asphalt, struggling teams such as Ferrari and Mercedes should fare much better.

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The race in Jeddah also takes place at night, making the brightly lit street circuit one of the most spectacular sights in Formula 1, rivalling the famously stunning Singapore Grand Prix.

Sky Sports presenter Ted Kravitz has admitted that he is excited for the upcoming race, with Ferrari especially drawing his attention.

“The thing I like about the Jeddah track is that the race takes place at night, it’s so dramatic,” he said.

“On the grid, as part of the ceremony they turn out all the lights and do a flashing light show and it gets everyone really keyed up for the Grand Prix.

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“Ferrari have worked on their high-speed setup so they’re going to be as quick as the Red Bull going down the street so I expect much more.”

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Another team who will be looking at the race in Saudi Arabia this weekend with particular interest is Aston Martin, who started the season in stunning form with a podium in Bahrain.

Whilst the team look to be the second fastest team on the grid at the moment, Fernando Alonso has warned that the track in Saudi Arabia will present much different challenges for the team.

The Spaniard has suggested that should Aston Martin continue to perform well in Saudi Arabia and Australia, then the team can begin to dream about a miracle season full of podium finishes.