Over this weekend, the Jeddah Corniche Street Circuit will be trialing some video screen technology. This is an attempt at making the blind corners safer.
The last time we went to Jeddah, F1 and F2 had a huge number of red flags throughout the weekend. Alongside the red flags, there were many times when drivers had to take evasive action.
The screens would be placed in front of the entry to Turns: 13, 16 and 19. The screens will provide realtime footage of how the exit of the turn is.
The system is being trialed with the F2 sessions and if all goes to plan the screens should be active for the F1 sessions.
This should be of huge relief to many of the drivers who would like to know how the blind corners will be upon exit. There were many scary moments last time around and a few of them did happen through the blind corners.
Because the visibility around Jeddah is limited, the screens could provide additional clues. They could make the drivers feel more comfortable before attacking a corner.