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Baku City Circuit

Baku Street Circuit

The Baku Street Circuit is located in Azerbaijan's capital around Azadliq Square. It has hosted both the European Grand Prix and the Azerbaijan GP since making its debut as a Formula 1 circuit in 2016. As is often the case with most modern Formula One circuit, Hermann Tilke designed the track layout. The five Formula 1 races in Baku have each produced a different winner, which is somewhat unique in the turbo-hybrid era of Formula 1.

Baku Street Circuit

The Baku Street Circuit is located in Azerbaijan's capital around Azadliq Square. It has hosted both the European Grand Prix and the Azerbaijan GP since making its debut as a Formula 1 circuit in 2016. As is often the case with most modern Formula One circuit, Hermann Tilke designed the track layout. The five Formula 1 races in Baku have each produced a different winner, which is somewhat unique in the turbo-hybrid era of Formula 1.

The circuit has 20 corners and is only 7.6 metres wide in some places as drivers wriggle through the castle section. The total length of the circuit is just over six kilometres, making it the longest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar after Spa-Francorchamps.

Scenic views 

The Baku Street Circuit offers one of the most beautiful places on the Formula 1 calendar. The circuit runs through both a modern part of the city and a historic section. The track passes Baku's Maiden Tower, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a 12th-century monument. The tight, twisty section past the tower is one of the most difficult parts of the course. Numerous drivers, including Charles Leclerc, have crashed at this point. 

Turns 19 and 20 are barely noticed by a Formula 1 car given the high speeds. It is one of the longest straights and allows Formula 1 cars to reach high speeds compared to many other street circuits.