Baku City Circuit (The Ultimate guide)


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The Baku City Circuit is a street circuit located in the capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku. The circuit is home to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is part of the Formula One World Championship. The circuit was first built in 2016 and has been the host of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix since then.

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History and Construction of the Circuit

Motorsports in Baku has a long history, with the first car race being held in 1912. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Baku City Circuit was built to host the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. 

The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke and has a unique layout that includes a mix of both fast and tight sections. The circuit is 6.003 km long and has 20 turns.

Circuit Guide

First Grand Prix


Number of Laps


Circuit Length


Race Distance


Lap Record

1:43.009 Charles Leclerc (2019)

Famous features of the Baku City Circuit

  • The circuit features a long straight that runs along the Baku Boulevard, giving drivers the opportunity to reach high speeds
  • The circuit also includes a tight section through the Old City, where drivers must navigate through narrow streets and tight turns
  • The circuit features a number of challenging turns, including the tight Turn 8 and the high-speed Turn 15
  • The circuit also offers spectacular views of the Caspian Sea and Baku’s Old City
  • The circuit is also known for its challenging pit lane entry and exit.
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit map

Racing at the Baku City Circuit

The Baku City Circuit is the host of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is a part of the Formula One World Championship. The circuit’s layout offers a unique challenge for drivers, with a mix of both fast and tight sections. The circuit’s long straight allows for high speeds, while the tight section through the Old City requires precision and skill. 

Some of the notable moments in the circuit’s history include Lewis Hamilton’s win in 2017, and the dramatic finish in 2018 where Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas collided on the final lap.

Compared to others Formula 1 circuits

RaceCircuitCircuit lengthRace distanceLaps
Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco3.337km260.286km78
Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort4.259km306.648km72
Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring4.318km306.452km71
Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodrígues4.304km305.354km71
Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace4.309km305.879km71
Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve4.361km305.270km70
Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring4.381km306.630km70
Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya4.655km307.104km66
Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit5.063km308.706km61
Australian Grand PrixMelbourne Grand Prix Circuit – Albert Park5.303km307.574km58
Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit5.412km308.238km57
Miami Grand PrixMiami International Autodrome5.410km308.37km57
Chinese Grand PrixShanghai International Circuit5.451km305.066km56
United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas5.513km308.405km56
Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYAS Marina Circuit5.554km305.355km55
French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard5.842km309.690km53
Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza5.793km306.720km53
Las Vegas Grand PrixLas Vegas Street Circuit6.120km305.880km50
Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course5.807km307.471km53
British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit5.891km306.198km52
Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit6.003km306.049km51
Saudi Arabia Grand PrixJeddah Corniche Circuit6.175km308.750km50
Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps7.004km308.052km44

Facilities and Amenities

The Baku City Circuit offers a variety of facilities and amenities for spectators, teams, and media. Spectators can choose from a range of grandstand seating options, as well as hospitality packages. 

The circuit also offers VIP hospitality packages, which include access to exclusive areas and premium seating. There are also a number of nearby hotels and transportation options for those visiting the circuit.

Winners at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

These are the drivers who won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in previous years (from 2017-2022):

  • 2017: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing)
  • 2018: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2019: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
  • 2020: Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021: Sergio Pérez (Red Bull Racing)
  • 2022: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

How to Buy Tickets for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Tickets for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix can be purchased through the official circuit website or authorized ticketing agents. There are a variety of ticket options available, including grandstand seating and hospitality packages. 

Pricing and availability may vary, and early bird discounts and promotions may be available. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance, as prices may increase closer to the event. It is also important to check the refund, exchange, and cancellation policy for the tickets before purchasing.

How to bet on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Betting on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is possible through a variety of online sports betting platforms. These platforms offer a range of betting options, including betting on the overall winner, podium finish, and fastest lap. 

It is important to research and compare different platforms before placing a bet.

Frequently asked questions about the Silverstone Circuit

What types of motorsports events are held at the Baku City Circuit?

The Baku City Circuit is the host of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is a part of the Formula One World Championship.

What amenities and facilities are available at the Baku City Circuit?

he Baku City Circuit offers a variety of facilities and amenities for spectators, teams, and media, including grandstand seating, hospitality packages, VIP hospitality packages, nearby hotels and transportation options.

Can I buy tickets to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit?

Yes, tickets for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix can be purchased through the official circuit website or authorized ticketing agents. There are a variety of ticket options available, including grandstand seating and hospitality packages


The Baku City Circuit is an important venue in motorsports and has quickly established itself as a favorite among drivers and fans alike. The circuit’s unique layout and challenging turns offer a thrilling experience for both drivers and spectators. The circuit is also a great showcase of the beautiful city of Baku, with its views of the Caspian Sea and the Old City.

The circuit has been a permanent fixture on the Formula One calendar and has plans for further developments in the future.

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Lisette Holm
Lisette Holm
Lisette Holm is a Formula 1 expert who has not missed a single Grand Prix in the last 4 years. She is one of the founders and her job at is to educate others who are interested in F1 in order to raise their level of knowledge. Lisette cheers on Mercedes AMG-Petronas.


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