Baku circuit much better than other F1 city tracks

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Baku circuit is much better compared to the majority of other Formula 1 city tracks, Tad Loeffler, an F1 fan from the US, told on June 17.

Usually, city tracks are very narrow and the speed at the races on those tracks is quite low, said the tourist.

This is while the major part of the Baku circuit is quite wide and some of its sections allow driving at a very high speed, he added.

But there is also quite a narrow and dangerous section running along the city walls, he added.

Further, the US tourist shared his impressions of Baku and emphasized the city’s architecture.

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.

GP2 first race, Formula 1 third practice 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 / 21:53
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