Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
Azerbaijan's being entrusted to hold such a prestigious event as the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe following the First European Games in Baku, is a sign of the international community's recognition of the progress achieved by the country in political, social, cultural and other spheres, said Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs.
He made the remarks June 16 during the hearings in the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan dedicated to the Human Rights Day in the country.
The 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe to be held in Azerbaijan for the first time will start June 17 at 18:00 (GMT + 4 hours). The European Grand Prix will be held over 51 laps on the new circuit of slightly over 6 kilometers. The maximum estimated speed at the race is estimated at 340km/h.