“F1 to attract even more tourists to Azerbaijan”
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 19
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
Baku is an attractive city and the Formula 1 races, which are being held in the city, will attract even more tourists to the country, a Russian tourist Igor Kalashnikov told Trend June 19.
Kalashnikov has come to Baku to watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
The tourist said that such international competitions make it possible to popularize the host country in the world.
“From this point of view, Formula 1 in Baku will create opportunities to increase Azerbaijan’s popularity,” said Kalashnikov.
The last day of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe kicked off in Baku June 19. Azerbaijan is hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for the first time. The event started on June 17 and will end today on June 19.
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.