Lap record may be bro­ken at F1 Azer­bai­jan Grand Prix

Azer News - - Front Page - By Amina Nazarli

The max­i­mum speed at the 2017 For­mula 1 Azer­bai­jan Grand Prix to be held in Baku June 22-25 will not be in­creased, on the con­trary, the speed may be some­what re­duced, Char­lie Whit­ing, the In­ter­na­tional Au­to­mo­bile Fed­er­a­tion (FIA) safety del­e­gate, For­mula One race di­rec­tor, said on June 6.

He said that be­cause this year the width of F1 cars and their tires will be in­creased, it is not ex­pected that the max­i­mum speed at the com­pe­ti­tions will be higher than last year.

Whit­ing ex­pressed be­lief that the lap record will be bro­ken at the F1 com­pe­ti­tions this year, be­cause in­creas­ing the width of cars and their tires will con­trib­ute to their pass­ing the cir­cuit faster. Last year, the lap record for a six kilo­me­ter cir­cuit was one minute 46 sec­onds, he added.

Whit­ing noted that both Baku and the race track are ready for the For­mula 1 com­pe­ti­tions, and ev­ery­thing is or­ga­nized at a high level.

The 2017 For­mula 1 Azer­bai­jan Grand Prix will be held in Azer­bai­jan’s cap­i­tal on June 22-25.

The fab­u­lous sum­mer at­mos­phere in Baku will pro­vide the per­fect back­drop for the event that will al­low spec­ta­tors to en­joy a truly unique live sport­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Over­all 18,000 spec­ta­tors are ex­pected to watch from the grand­stands, and a min­i­mum of 10,000 spec­ta­tors will en­joy the race from the stand­ing ar­eas.

Un­like 2016, this year Azer­bai­jan joins the race with a dif­fer­ent name, as For­mula 1 Grand Prix in Baku was re­named to the Grand Prix of Azer­bai­jan.

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