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Verstappen backs changes to 'dangerous' Jeddah circuit

Max Verstappen has come out in support of the tweaks made to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit for the upcoming Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen believes that alterations to the "dangerous" Saudi Arabian circuit will be welcomed by all of the Formula 1 drivers. The reigning World Champion heads to Saudi Arabia as the early championship leader, and will be looking for back-to-back wins at one of the sport's most recent calendar additions. Verstappen's 2022 victory came after a lengthy duel with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, which lasted for several laps around the fast-flowing street circuit.

Looking ahead to the upcoming event, Verstappen admitted that he was happy to see changes to the track's barrier locations, which had been moved to improve visibility and reduce the risk of high-speed, unsighted crashes. "After a great start in Bahrain I don’t expect it to be an easy task in Jeddah, it is a completely different circuit and needs the car to be quick," commented Verstappen. "Nevertheless, with the high-speed corners, I do believe we can have a strong car around this track. "The track changes that have been made are mainly for visibility, so hopefully it has improved things a bit for us drivers, as it was definitely dangerous in some areas. "It’s a really cool street circuit, with quite a lot of grip, so I always enjoy going back there to race."

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