Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will only be 'fine-tuned' rather than overhauled despite F1 drivers calling rapid track 'scary'
FORMULA 1 will 'fine-tune' the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix but it will not be overhauled despite being described as 'scary' by Red Bull driver Sergio Perez.
There were a host of crashes throughout the weekend in Jeddah as the new circuit's debut on the F1 calendar brought with it both drama and danger.
A series of incidents occurred in the F1 race throughout the practice sessions and race itself, with five of the 20 cars failing to finish on Sunday.
And there was also a horror collision in the F2 race when Enzo Fittipaldi smashed into the back of Theo Pourchaire after he stalled on the grid.
Yet despite all of the accidents – and two race restarts in the F1 race due to red flags – FIA race director Michael Masi does not believe there needs to be wholesale change to the track.
He told motorsport.com: “I think here in Saudi Arabia they’ve done a brilliant job of putting this amazing facility together in such a short time frame, which is a credit to everyone involved.
“There is some fine-tuning that will happen across the board. There were some teething issues [with it] being a brand new event, brand new facility, on the whole of things.
“There’ll be some fine-tuning but nothing in a major way that I envisage here and now.”
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