F1 Grand Prix of Europe: GP2 practice session kicks off in Baku (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The practice session of the GP2 series has kicked off in Baku, with twenty two drivers competing in the race.
Azerbaijan is hosting the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for the first time June 17-June 19. The Baku circuit, which is slightly over 6 kilometers, will have the racers to go 51 laps. Overall, 11 teams, each with two drivers, will compete in the race.
The race layout incorporates the medieval walls of the old city (Icheri Sheher) and a long high-speed blast along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The maximum estimated speed at the race is 340 km/h.
GP2 first race, Formula 1 third practise session and Formula 1 qualifying will be held on the second day of the races on June 18, while the GP2 second race and 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will be held on the last day of the races, June 19.
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