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Red Bull brand Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a race of "jeopardy and opportunity"

Red Bull brand Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a race of "jeopardy and opportunity"

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Red Bull brand Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a race of "jeopardy and opportunity"

Red Bull brand Saudi Arabian Grand Prix a race of "jeopardy and opportunity"

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has labelled the Jeddah Corniche Circuit one of "jeopardy and opportunity".

Max Verstappen has a chance of claiming his first F1 title but with rival Lewis Hamilton on pole position and with the Dutch driver third, it would appear to become champion he now requires a technical issue or misfortune to strike the Briton

In contrast to the last race in Qatar, the all-new layout in Jeddah also features no room for error, as Verstappen experienced when he hit a wall at the last of the 27 turns on his final hot lap in qualifying to hand Hamilton pole.

Offering his thoughts on the track Horner said: “In for a penny, in for a pound. This championship has had everything this year.

“This track is a real driver's circuit - it’s unforgiving, it’s fast, it’s dangerous. It’s going to bite if you make a mistake and so that throws in some potential for the race.

“Are there going to be virtual safety cars? It can go both ways and I would say it is a race that has jeopardy and opportunity.”

Despite the difficulties posed by the circuit which could catch any driver at any time, Horner does not expect to be celebrating championship success on Sunday.

"I have said from the beginning of the year that this would go all the way to the last race and I haven’t changed my opinion,” insisted Horner.

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