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19 May,

Fastest Street Circuit of Formula-1 (Baku) - Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019

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Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that was held for the first time in 2017. It is held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The first Formula One race at the circuit, in 2016, was named the European Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Azerbaijan will be held on 26-28 April.

The length of the Baku Circuit is estimated 6km. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke. The circuit was planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west along a 1 km straight to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower.

The circuit was projected to be the fastest street circuit in the world, with a top speed close to 360 km/h. Valtteri Bottas claimed unofficial Formula 1 top speed record of 378.035 km/h (234.9 mph) in qualifying for the 2016 European Grand Prix. 

Mercedes's Nico Rosberg won European Grand Prix of 2016  while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Force India's Sergio Pérez finished second and third.

Since 2017 it was renamed to Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race was notable for the crash between Sebastian Vettel and  Lewis Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won the first place, Valtteri Bottas became second and Kimmi Raikkonen finished third.

In 2018, again collisions happened like the previous year. Red Bull's Ricciardo and Max Verstappen clashed on Lap 40. Romain Grosjean crashing behind the resultant Safety Car period.

Lewis Hamilton finished first, Raikkonen second and Sergio Perez third.

Spectators are waiting for the fastest street race of F1 2019 Baku Circuit very excited.


Ulvi Ahmedli

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