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Holding the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku will bring Azerbaijan many benefits from the economic point of view, since these events attract tourists, Elen, a tourist who arrived in Azerbaijan from the Netherlands to watch the competitions, told on June 17.

The fact that the F1 competitions will be held in Azerbaijan for five years will give a significant boost to the development of the tourism sector of the country, she said, adding that these competitions were organized at a high level.

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.

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2016.06.18 / 09:45
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