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Azerbaijan prepares for European Grand Prix in Baku

March 16, 2016 Sports No Comments Print Print Email Email

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the venue for the 67th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship happening on June 17 to 19, 2016. It will be the first Grand Prix to be held in Azerbaijan.

Grand Prix Track

Baku City Circuit is the second longest F1 track on the calendar, with a length slightly over six kilometres as an anti-clockwise layout. The specially constructed street track will see F1 cars race around the stunning downtown area of Baku, incorporating its UNESCO-protected old city – Icheri Sheher – as well as its modern skyline and beautiful Caspian Sea vista.

The Baku Street Circuit is a Herman Tilke planned motor racing circuit in Baku, near Baku Boulevard, right by the sea front. The circuit is planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west to Maiden Tower. From there the track is planned to have a narrow uphill traversal and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) stretch along Neftchilar Avenue back to the start line.

Don’t miss the chance to visit Baku in summer and be a part of this spectacular event. The government of the Republic of Azerbaijan has lifted advance visa requirement for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, UAE, China, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Singapore. It is a great opportunity to explore the country and experience the European charm of the orient.

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