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When, Where & How: Facts About Azerbaijan Grand Prix

By Timucin Turksoy May 21, 2021

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Old City Gates of Baku along the Baku City Circuit race track / Courtesy

With less than two weeks remaining to the Formula-1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Caspian News presents facts about the upcoming motorsport competition that will take place along the world’s fastest city circuit in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku. 

  • The race is scheduled for June 4-6 along the Baku City Circuit, a street racing track measuring slightly more than 6 kilometers in length. The opening practice sessions - P1 and P2 - will take place at 12:30 PM and 4 PM, respectively, on June 4. The third practice cycle, P3, is scheduled for 1 PM, while the qualifying for 4 PM on June 5. The final showdown will start at 4 PM on June 6.
  • The race in Baku will run over 51 laps winding through the city’s sightseeing places, such as the Old City, Seaside Boulevard, Freedom Square, etc., for 120 minutes.
  • This year, F-1 lovers will not be able to watch the race from the stands of Baku City Circuit. Organizers of the race confirmed it would run without an audience in a move to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be broadcasted live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1, Sport Azerbaijan TV channel, and the British Channel 4.
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix is the sixth round of the championship on the 2021 Formula-1 Calendar, which includes a total of 23 races.
  • This year’s race will be the fifth rally to take place in Baku since the debut contest in 2016. Last year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The last winner of the F1 trophy in Azerbaijan was Valtteri Bottas of the team Mercedes in 2019.