The Azerbaijan Grand Prix made its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2016. The race is held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit that winds through the heart of Baku, passing many iconic landmarks such as the Maiden Tower and the Old City. One of the distinctive features is its stunning backdrop, with the race track winding through the historic city centre, along the Caspian Sea waterfront, and past modern skyscrapers
The circuit is known for its long straights, tight corners, and challenging sections, making it an exciting and demanding track for both drivers and teams
Baku features a blend of historic and modern architecture. The city boasts an Old City that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the Old City, you'll find narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and landmarks like the Maiden Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Baku also has a striking modern skyline with futuristic skyscrapers, including the Flame Towers, which are illuminated at night.
Circuit length: 6.003km
Race length: 306.049km
Lap record: 1:43.009 (Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 2019)
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