The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend proved to be a troublesome one for the drivers, and David Coulthard admits that he’s a fan of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as a consequence of its difficult nature.
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David Coulthard has admitted that he’s a fan of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit as a consequence of its skill to go away drivers “fairly exhausted”.
Max Verstappen stood on the highest step of the rostrum in Saudi Arabia after popping out on high following a 50-lap struggle with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
The 2 World Championship hopefuls fought it out in spectacular vogue for the second Sunday working, with Leclerc this time having to accept second following his triumph in Bahrain.
However because the drivers made their approach to the media pens post-race, quite a few them famous the bodily problem of competing on the quickest road circuit on the 23-race calendar.
Coulthard: It's good to see drivers made to work
Talking to the F1 Nation podcast in Jeddah, Coulthard mentioned: “Properly, it seems to be actually eye-openingly quick. It seems to be very difficult with not a lot room for error, it is a part of the problem of Components 1.
“What I did love is to see all of the drivers fairly knackered on the finish of it, fairly exhausted. For therefore lengthy within the hybrid period, they weren’t even sweating on the finish of the Grand Prix!”
Nonetheless, the 13-time race winner acknowledges the work concerned in such a race.
“That was not to remove from their expertise,” Coulthard added. “It was the ‘administration Components’ for a protracted a part of that period.
“We’re now again to laborious racing, quick racing, and pushing the automobile to the restrict – and I say implausible.”
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Saudi GP weekend proved controversial
Regardless of Coulthard’s reward, the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend might be remembered for way more than the depth of the struggle between Ferrari and Crimson Bull.
On Friday, a missile strike on a close-by Aramco oil depot plunged the whole occasion into some doubt, with the drivers holding for a four-hour assembly to resolve whether or not or not they might race.
The next day, Haas driver Mick Schumacher crashed laborious throughout qualifying on the high-speed Flip 10, 11 and 12 complicated, leading to him needing to be airlifted to hospital for checks. He was launched that very same night time, and later confirmed to followers on social media that he was “okay”.
In line with Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas, Components 1 have promised the drivers that they’ll rethink the way forward for the occasion that’s presently contracted to remain on the calendar till 2025.
RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken,
Mike Seymour, and Thomas Maher look again over the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, which was gained in dramatic vogue by Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen.