Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

Circuit Information

Grand Prix Date: 28th April 2019 13:01
Bonus Round: Yes
Circuit Name: Baku City Circuit
Number of Laps: 51
Circuit Length: 6.003
Race Distance: 306.049
Lap Record: 1:43.441 Sebastian Vettel (2017)

Statistics

Baku City Circuit is a street circuit in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. It is scheduled to host the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in April 2019. This will be Azerbaijan's fourth Formula 1 race. Azerbaijan is the second ex-Soviet country to hold an F1 race after the Russian Grand Prix in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

The race is held on a temporary street circuit around Baku and incorporate its medieval old city, modern skyline and a view across the Caspian Sea. The pits and start-finish straight is placed at the Azadliq Square (Freedom Square). The driving direction is anti-clockwise. The city circuit is 6 kilometers long and features 20 turns, 8 turns to right and 12 to left. A 2.2 kilometers stretch along Neftchilar Avenue is the longest straight on the F1 calendar. The track is very fast with an average speed of over 200 km/h and a top speed of more than 350 km/h.