The organisers of Azerbaijan’s new round of the world championship have produced the first onboard video lap of the Baku City Circuit.
Azerbaijaini racer Gulhuseyn Abdullayev drove a lap of the 20-turn, six-kilometre long layout. He named the narrow section around the historic city centre as one of the track’s most challenging featured.
“Turns eight to ten around Qosha Qala gates were particularly very interesting,” said Abdullayev. “I believe we will witness breath-taking moments during the race.”
This section of track will be among the narrowest on any F1 circuit at just 7.6 metres wide. “Driving through those turns is not easy at all,” Abdullayev added.
“The track was free for now, and did not require much effort from me, but during the race when there will be racing cars and slow moving pilots around or any incidents it will present a serious driving challenge for pilots.”
F1 cars are expected to lap the track at an average speed of 211kph (131.1mph), indicating a lap time of around 1’42.37.
The circuit will host the European Grand Prix from June 17th to 19th.
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