Azerbaijan Grand Prix Guide

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Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan (Photo by Aziz Karimov/Zuma Press/PA Images).

Bettingpro's guide to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and it's host venue, the Baku City Circuit.

Circuit Guide

The Baku City Circuit is a relative newcomer to the Formula 1 calendar having made its debut as the host of the European Grand Prix in 2016. The race was rebranded as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of the 2017 season and the street circuit was confirmed as the host venue going forward. At 3.730 miles in length, the Baku City Circuit is the second longest track on the Formula 1 calendar behind Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and it was also designed to be the fastest street circuit in motorsports with a top speed of just over 223 miles per hour. It has received some criticism from drivers in the past, due to a lack of run-off areas, but it has received praised because it remains one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix made its debut in 2017 and Daniel Ricciardo became it’s inaugural winner, with Lewis Hamilton taking the honours in 2018 and Valtteri Bottas becoming the third different winner in three years in 2019.

Location: Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan
Number of Laps: 51
Lap Length: 3.730 miles
Lap Record: Charles Leclerc, 1 minute 43.009 seconds (2019)



Azerbaijan Grand Prix Winners

2017 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Baku City Circuit
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Baku City Circuit
2019 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Baku City Circuit