Azerbaijan first hosted a Grand Prix in 2016 for the European Grand Prix, taking place at the Baku City Circuit. The next year this venue hosted the first Azerbaijan Grand Prix and was amongst 5 races that year to be held on a street circuit, including Monaco and Singapore. Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull was the first winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2017, while Sergio Pérez won last year in 2021 again for Red Bull.
The Historic City of Baku Street Circuit
The Baku City Street circuit is seen as one of the fastest and exciting Grand Prix of the season and the 2022 will be the 5th one held in Baku, missing out in 2020 due to Covid restrictions. The F1 cars when they are flying down the 2.22-kilometre-long main straight can reach speeds of 349 km/h.
The famous designer Herman Tilke created the circuit and incorporated the fastest straight of the F1 Championship into the design, with some interesting corners through the historic streets of Baku, making this a unique experience for any novice or expert of formula one.
Flying to Baku has an average flight time of about 5 hours 30 minutes from London Heathrow, and we know our clients will the love the warm welcome, hospitality, food and drink they will receive when they arrive in this lovely city steeped in history. Marvel at the distinctive Flame Towers and take a slow meander through the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town. With its mix of western and eastern cultures it is the perfect place to enjoy the Grand Prix and we are happy to offer our clients a range of VIP Hospitality Packages for this great event.
Location: Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan Course: Street circuit Course length: 6.003 km (3.730 miles) Distance: 51 laps, 306.049 km (190.170 miles)
Please call Grand Prix Adventures on 01382 480077 to find out more about the Grand Prix Hospitality Packages we offer for this exciting event, Baku Style.
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