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F1 Grand Prix in Baku: Rosberg out of practice session due to car problems

Society Materials 17 June 2016 19:22 (UTC +04:00)
Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes team suspended participation in the F1 Grand Prix of Europe practice session due to problems with his car.
F1 Grand Prix in Baku: Rosberg out of practice session due to car problems

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17

By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:

Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes team suspended participation in the F1 Grand Prix of Europe practice session due to problems with his car.

One of the problems was the possibility of a fire in the car.

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.

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