Baku 1500

Baku

New to the Formula 1 calendar in 2016 was the European Grand Prix on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

New to the Formula 1 calendar in 2016 was the European Grand Prix on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Set on the shores of the Caspian Sea, architect Hermann Tilke designed a fast 20-corner, 3.7-mile circuit that carved its way between the town’s historic landmarks such as the imposing Maiden Tower. The wide boulevards include a main straight that is over 1.3 miles long and a western extent that circles Baku’s old town, the entry to which (Turns 8, 9 and 10) is just 7.6 meters wide. The race was renamed the Azerbaijan GP in 2017 and has held a championship round every year except 2020 when it was cancelled due to COVID-19. F1 is not the first international motor racing to visit the city for the Blancpain and FIA GT3 Championships both raced on temporary circuits in recent years.

Circuit

2016

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

3.732 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari SF90), 1m43.009, 130.427 mph, Formula 1, 2019

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari SF-23), 1m40.203, 134.080 mph, Formula 1, 2023

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