By Adam Tate, Associate Editor
This weekend brings us the European Grand Prix at the brand new Baku City Circuit from Baku, Azerbaijan. After much hype and controversy surrounding Azerbaijan’s less than stellar human rights record, the high speed nature of the track bringing up safety concerns and F1 running the same weekend as the 24 hours of Le Mans, attention will soon be turned track side.
Red Bull Racing ace and Monaco pole sitter Daniel Ricciardo sampled the circuit via a pre-production version of the F1 2016 video game for the fans and offered up some key insights for this weekend’s race.
Baku will have Mexico City and Monza like speeds as the fastest street circuit in the world, yet it also features some of the tightest sections on any Formula One circuit. The race should be fast, frenetic and a safety car is all but guaranteed as the tight confines will surely catch several drivers out in qualifying and the race. Hopefully there will not be any major incidents, but F1 is going into uncharted territory this weekend.
Have a view for yourself via Ricciardo’s lap below (video courtesy of Formula 1).