Baku City Circuit Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Daniil Kvyat became the first retirement of the European Grand Prix, exiting on lap 8 with suspension issues. The Russian enjoyed a solid Saturday, qualifying seventh and looking like a strong contender for solid points, but Kvyat’s quest came to a halt as he encountered a second retirement in the last three races. “There was an issue with the suspension, so we had to retire the car very early on in the race,” Kvyat said. “Unfortunately, we need to investigate what happened and try to understandRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer The Formula 1 World Championship brings the country of Azerbaijan to the world, hosting the European Grand Prix on a brand new city circuit in the capital of Baku. Situated in a small corridor connecting Europe and the Middle East, racing in Azerbaijan has been hyped since it was announced as a new location and finalized on the 2016 F1 race schedule with many of the teams and drivers looking forward to the event for over a year now. Azerbaijan is an oil rich countryRead More
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 forRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The organizers of June 19th’s upcoming European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan have unveiled some of the newest photos and footage of the nearly completed circuit, including the first onboard film of the new track which winds its way through the historic streets of the capital city. The circuit features several very long straights, book-ended by 90 degree turns, but also features a very, narrow section that twists around a castle and some of the ancient city walls. This section will be the narrowest on theRead More