Felipe Massa : F1 Baku City Circuit very interesting
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Felipe Massa, a Brazilian Formula 1 driver of the Williams team, told reporters in Baku June 18 that there is a lot of work to do for his team to be competitive in the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe racing June 19. Commenting on the Baku circuit, he said that it is similar to the Russian one, but there is a part of it that is very narrow, and another part is very long and straight. It is a very interesting track, he said.
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.