UK tourist: F1 to make Azerbaijan popular
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will greatly increase the number of tourists arriving in Baku, as well as the interest in Azerbaijan as a whole, Adrian Andrew, a tourist from UK, told Trend June 17.
Expressing admiration for the beauty of Baku, Andrew stressed that Formula 1 will make Azerbaijan popular.
“I believe the people who have arrived in Baku to watch Formula 1, will come back to this wonderful city and invite others to visit Azerbaijan,” he added.
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 practice 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.