Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
GP2 First Race kicked off in Baku June 18, with twenty two drivers participating in the race.
Right from the start of the race, an accident occurred on the first turn, as a result of which five drivers fell out of the race.
Later, after 22 laps, the number of drivers who fell out of the race reached 11.
Azerbaijan is hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for the first time. The event started on June 17 and will end on June 19. The Baku circuit, which is slightly over six kilometers, will have the racers to go 51 laps. Overall, 11 teams, two drivers in each, will compete in the race.
The specially constructed street circuit will see F1 cars race around the stunning downtown area of Baku, incorporating its UNESCO-protected old city – Icheri Sheher historical-architectural reserve – as well as its modern skyline and beautiful Caspian Sea promenade.
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