Whiting: Baku to be a 'faster' Singapore

By on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Baku City Circuit

Baku City Circuit

Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting is adamant that the Baku City Circuit will be ready for Formula 1's visit next month and has compared the layout to a faster version of the Singapore track.

Azerbaijan will join the calendar under the European Grand Prix banner, with the race to be held around the streets of the capital Baku.

Whiting has visited the venue several times ahead of its inaugural race in June.

"The circuit will be ready," he said. "You can see the quality of all the installations wherever you look.

"My next trip to Baku will be at the beginning of June and I’m expecting to be able to say it will be ready then!

"It will be a fascinating F1 race. Turns 8 to12 will probably be the most interesting but so will the run from Turn 12 to 15, where the approach to Turn 15 in particular will be quite spectacular.

"The very long run from Turn 16 to 20, which is going to be flat out, will also be amazing to watch!

"If I had to compare one circuit to this one, it would be Singapore, but the speed here will be much higher!"

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