Baku Street Circuit
|Location||Azadliq Square, Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Time zone||GMT+4 (standard) /+4 (DST)|
|Major events||FIA Formula One
Baku European Grand Prix (from 2016)
|Grand Prix circuit|
|Length||6.006 km (3.753 mi)|
In December 2013, Formula One President and CEO Bernie Ecclestone suggested that the race would be run in 2016 but later said that because the Korean Grand Prix organisers were in breach of contract, it would be moved to 2015. However, in July 2014 it was announced that the race's debut would be delayed until 2016.
The six kilometre, anti-clockwise layout of the circuit was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit is planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west to Maiden Tower. Here, the track is planned to have a narrow uphill traversal and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) stretch—easily the longest among all tracks on the F1 calendar by over 1km—along Neftchilar Avenue back to the start line.
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