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Azerbaijan confirms it will host grand prix in 2016

2016 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Red Bull Ring, 2014Azerbaijan will join the Formula One calendar in 2016, Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed.

The first Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take place on a street circuit designed by Hermann Tilke in the country’s capital Baku, which has a population of 2.1 million.

The circuit will use the Azadliq Square as the location of its start/finish straight.

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport Azad Rahimov said: “Our location at the crossroads of eastern Europe and western Asia is a new frontier for Formula One racing.”

“Azerbaijan is a modern European country that has established a reputation as a centre of sporting excellence.”

Baku held the season finale of last year’s FIA GT championship:

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