Formula 1 in Azerbaijan – Fernando Alonso: “Everything will be different in Baku”
For the first time in its history Azerbaijan is preparing to host the European Grand Prix in Formula-1 to be held in Baku on June 17-19. Numerous guests of the capital city will have a wonderful opportunity to get familiar with our hospitable city. Millions of fans in front of the TV screens across the world will also see the beauty of Baku's historical centre.
Formula-1 2016 race promises to be outstanding in all senses. According to Fernando Alonso, European Grand Prix ambassador, car racer and two-fold world champion, who visited Baku during preparations for the event, the upcoming race successfully combines two critical factors - an amazing circuit and a fascinating TV show.
"I think the spectators will admire the cars, racing at a speed of over 300 kilometres an hour on the fastest street circuit in the world. It is the fastest street track and it will be an unbelievable show. Here you have the opportunity for overtaking, many different actions, and very high speeds - around 340 km an hour. City circuits usually lack it - they are mostly narrow, giving no chance for overtaking. But everything will be different in Baku," one of the upcoming race favourites said.
To the credit of the event organizers, they have carried a huge job. The six-kilometre track with 20 turns of various complexity extends through the centre of Baku, covering the Old City, as if inviting for a thrilling trip to the history of the ancient city, which counts more than 2000 years of age.