The Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov and Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone have signed a contract to run the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race will be held in 2016.
“We are very happy Baku has joined the Formula One family. This will be a street race, which will pass through interesting and picturesque parts of Baku, and will meet the current Formula One criteria”, said Bernie Ecclestone.
As a reminder, Baku has already hosted international motor racing competitions, like the FIA GT in particular. The Blancpain Sprint race will be held in the capital of Azerbaijan this November. The track goes along the shore of the Caspian sea; it is 4.4 km long. However, Hermann Tilke will change the configuration of the current street track for the Formula 1 race.