The circuit was designed by Tilke with the help of the F1 Teams and combines a street track with a permanent track layout within the confines of the city. This creates a racetrack that is demanding for the drivers while still providing several overtaking opportunities.
Many parts of the circuit are inspired by other popular racetracks, Turns 1 and 2 for example are reminiscent of the first two corners of the Nurburgring. Many fans will also recognise the sector from Turn 12 to Turn 15 because it's very similar to the first two turns of Monaco. Parts of Suzuka and Sepang were incorporated into the design of the circuit.