Kuwait: The regions newest F1 and MotoGP spec circuit well underway in Kuwait

Kuwait: The regions newest F1 and MotoGP spec circuit well underway in Kuwait

Dec 8th 2017 – It has long been under discussion, (10yrs or so) but in late July this year the go ahead was given under the direction of His Highness the Amir, the Amiri Diwan, for several large construction projects in Kuwait.

One of the most exciting is the new grade 1 FIA, FIM and CIK spec circuit, with an investment of KD 49m/US$ 164m, it will propel Kuwait to the future and elevate it as a major player in the motorsports community allowing the country to host both Formula 1, MotoGP and NHRA Drag races in the future. Along with the SIRBB kart track It marks another significant investment in motorsport venues by the country in recent years and is being designed by Hermann Tilke and built byΒ KCC Engineering and Contracting Company.

The ariel photos given to us today show the speed of the build which started in earnest during August this year, and at present see most of the track asphalt laid, along with the main pits and grandstand.

The circuit name is mooted to be Kuwait Motor Town although this could easily change before the opening during the second quarter of 2018 and located 40km south of Kuwait City.

The circuit itself looks fast and technical at a length of 5.6km, with a 20 corner, anti-clockwise 5+ configuration layout to suit various top level events. And within it a ‘Corkscrew’ akin to the one we all love and know at Laguna Seca, also a “Carousel” like the one we know at Nurburgring. It will also boast one of, if not THE longest straights in motor racing with an impressive 1750m in length, much longer than the current calendar F1 straights of Yas Marina(1200m) and Baku(1600m), (also both Tilke designed tracks) and the historic retired F1 track at Fuji(1500m).

There will be a purpose built off-road section catering for MotoX, RallyX, 4×4, and all terrain vehicles along with a training academy and technology and conference centre, along with Hotels and Malls already starting to break ground.

Official news coming out of Kuwait has been scarce, although we did find a quotation on Tilke website.

Kuwait Motor Town shall position itself as a new place making destination with a unique FIA grade 1 circuit as the nucleus of the state of the art facility, which will attract a wide spectrum of people. Whether professional race driver, or families seeking for leisure activities, or club members desiring premium level services, Kuwait Motor Town with its fully integrated portfolio of entertainment assets will create the utmost exciting and innovative automotive experience for the whole region.

 

 

Along with the circuit there is underway the Airport expansion, the new $4.5bn airportΒ will have the capacity to handle 25m passengers per year and accommodate all aircraft types through 51 gates and stands more than enough capacity for future F1 and MotoGP visitors.

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can you see the irony. if he cant even win in factory yamaha, could he even win on satelite team? he only win 10 times in 10 years, 3 years without one. only 1 or 2 podium a year.

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That's crazy shit coming from him. πŸ˜‚

Vale will be always the number 1...... Go Vale goooooo!!!

His move to Petronas will be 2 secure his future , when he switches to car racing

Awwww I hope he doesn’t retire soon 😒

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50% of the podiums, because it’s only been on the calendar since 2016. Hard to believe that he’s had an F1 career since 2011, that’s gone quick. Only blip was that season with McLaren in 2013, didn’t exactly work out for him

All the cars should be similar. Put Lewis in Force India's car, Sergio in Lewis's Mercedes and see what happens.

because all other drivers crashed ...

"when can I have the drink", Kimi's thought at this moment.

Because Sergio Perez is a great driver and his results warrant him being on a top notch team.

The most underrated driver on the grill. He could win a tittle with a little better car.

The most underrated driver, of the grill

Any hint of a podium, he can sniff it out.

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Cuz he puts his teammate into the wall?

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Hill was a very good driver. He was the Champion of 1996. Has nearly won the Hungarian GP of 1997 with an Arrows (!!!) and took the first win for Jordan. Not much drivers came so close to win with three different Teams.

What a race that was. 13 cars crashed, Schumacher's World championship ruined by David Coulthard and finally a well fought win by a great driver with underdog team.

That was my favourite Damon Hill win although it would've been better if Ralf was allowed to race him.

Daman was in another class to Ralf , by clearly showing that with the Win πŸ‘Œ

Back when everyone had a chance, imagine these days, you have a budget of 100M$ and your best aim is 5th

Damon drove like a demon that day. Commanded the race and his message to Eddie was the right call.

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More team orders for hill to win

EJ couldn’t have R Schumacher ploughing into Hill, like he did with Fisichella at Argentina 1997. That was probably the very first thing he thought of, when making the decision

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I won’t lie..... I was in bits watching this race live on TV I love Damon

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If no team orders ralf won that race

Damon Hill's last victory.., brilliant race, had everything .

A great moment for Hill and Jordan. I was happy for both.

Even this race proved that there wasnt much racing in those days too. For me this was very dull race with alot of accidents and accidents dont make a race exciting

Jordan were the only team to have both races and the spare car intact after this race, every other team had at least one or two wrecked cars 🏁

Good for them hard work does pay off🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁

Well, team orders were clear but clearly Ralf wasn't happy about this.

The assumption's always been that EJ gave Damon preferential treatment, fact is interviews with both have shown that if anything, their professional relationship was always strained for various reasons.

Frankly it’s hilarious that any Schumacher can feel hard done by when it comes to team orders.

It’s you that needs to grow up and only you that’s the clown, everyone has an opinion but I notice your jumping on anyone that’s saying that the win was gifted, why not just agree to disagree instead of being rude to people.

First win with team orders, what a shame πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ

One of the best underdog moments in F1

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