UK tourist: Baku’s race to be special in F1 history
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Baku has organized the F1 Grand Prix of Europe at a high level, Susan Cole, a tourist from Scotland, told Trend June 18.
Cole has expressed admiration for the beauty of Baku.
"I am sure that the world will be able to see the beauty of Baku through Formula 1,” she said. “I am glad that I have come here and tasted Azerbaijani delicious food."
Cole wished good luck to all F1 participants and expressed confidence that Baku’s race will be special in the history of the F1 Grand Prix of Europe.
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.