Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Track of Dreams

[Translate to English:] An architectural landmark the floating mosque (Masjid Al Rahma) adjacent to the iconic T13 with a cross slope of 12 percent. © Tilke GmbH & Co. KG

According to Vision 2030 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is foreseen as a legacy project. Through this project, the Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix was born within a year, from April 2021 till December 3rd, 2021; design to construction completion in astronomical record time (8 months).

With the cooperation of the governing entities such as the Ministry of Sport, Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, Saudi Motorsport Company, F1, FIA and the youth of this country, the track of dreams at Jeddah Corniche was developed.

[Translate to English:] The Arena – Action happening in both directions of the Track. © Tilke GmbH & Co. KG

State-of-the-art engineering

Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix has established itself as the pinnacle of international, world-class competition, amplifying state-of-the-art engineering across the globe. With 27 bends and 6.175km in length, Tilke's Jeddah Corniche Circuit establishes its physical characteristics through rhythm; by the flow of its landscaping, signage, lighting, service roads, buildings, and other infrastructure. The Jeddah Corniche Circuit hosted 300,000 spectators from all over the world during the race weekend.

[Translate to English:] North view of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit © Tilke GmbH & Co. KG

As the build-up progressed, a narrative emerged. Jeddah - The Grandmother - birthed an architectural marvel restoring a sense of wonder to the City of Jeddah, and its people with a spectacular playscape. Jeddah Corniche Circuit became a cultural circuit with three mosques in its vicinity and locally sourced aggregates from Mecca. With its intricate turns and impeccable speed, this track has challenged drivers and created a shrieking sound like no other.


The Jeddah Corniche Circuit contributes variety and diversity to Jeddah's urban fabric in line with Vision 2030. It is enhanced by its rich culture where people invest through government involvement. As the lead designers, architects, and engineers, Tilke has secured the following narrative in line with our objective and expertise.

With numerous projects in region, Tilke is dedicated to shaping the motorsports and automotive landscape of the Middle East.  This includes design and engineering services for racetracks, autonomous driving, proving grounds for all vehicle classes, and consultancy for the development of the Middle Eastern automotive sector.

This article was written for the business magazine GSBM, edition December 2022.