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Fans from 37 countries have bought tickets for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku, Nigar Arpadarai, head of Marketing and Communications at Baku City Circuit, told on June 17.
The major part of the tickets was bought by Russian tourists, followed by the fans from the UK, she added.
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.
On June 17 Baku hosts the Formula 1 first practice session, second practice session, GP2 practice session and GP2 qualifying session.
GP2 first race, Formula 1 third practise 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.
2016.06.17 / 14:11