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Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

NShe said that the in­ter­est to the Grand Prix of Azer­bai­jan is grow­ing year af­ter year.

Ticket sales to Grand Prix 2018 were 30 per­cent more com­pared to the pre­vi­ous race, Ar­padarai noted.

“In gen­eral, ticket sales to for­eign­ers since the time of the first For­mula 1 in Baku have so far in­creased by three per­cent. In ad­di­tion, if in 2017 tick­ets were bought by for­eign­ers from 65 coun­tries, in 2018 this fig­ure reached 78,” said the head of the de­part­ment.

Most of all, tourists from Rus­sia, Great Bri­tain, Ukraine come to Baku for For­mula 1. Peo­ple also come from the Nether­lands, Ger­many, U.S., coun­tries of the Mid­dle East, es­pe­cially from the United Arab Emi­rates.

Ar­padarai noted that as part of the cam­paign, tick­ets for both for­eign cit­i­zens and cit­i­zens of Azer­bai­jan are sold at a dis­count of 20 per­cent.

"In ad­di­tion, there is a 25 per­cent dis­count for cit­i­zens of Azer­bai­jan," the head of the de­part­ment added.

Ar­padarai said that there are again one-day and four-day tick­ets for sale.

All the work in con­nec­tion with the up­com­ing For­mula 1 in Baku is car­ried out in ac­cor­dance with the sched­ule. Con­struc­tion of the pit stop build­ing will be­gin soon in front of the Govern­ment House. Next year, con­struc­tion will be­gin along the roads of con­crete blocks, stands.

Ar­padarai also said that in the frame­work of the next For­mula 1 a con­cert of world stars will take place.

Ticket sales are ex­pected to be larger than those of pre­vi­ous years, and the ge­og­ra­phy of for­eign­ers pur­chas­ing tick­ets to be also wider.

Early bird 4-day adult ticket prices range from 190 man­ats ($111) to 660 man­ats ($387), while 4-day ju­nior tick­ets range from 130 man­ats ($76) to 470 man­ats ($276), he said.

“Daily Roam­ing” tick­ets will also be of­fered, and their prices will vary de­pend­ing on the day of the race week­end, the price of tick­ets will range from 80 man­ats to 160 man­ats ($47-94).

Ticket sales for For­mula 1 Grand Prix of Azer­bai­jan have al­ready be­gun.

Azer­bai­jan first be­came a host to For­mula 1 race back in 2016.

The Baku route was de­signed by Her­mann Tilke. The length of the cir­cle was slightly more than 6 km, the move­ment on it was coun­ter­clock­wise.The length of the Baku track, where teams com­peted for the cham­pi­onship, each rep­re­sented by two driv­ers, was just over six kilo­me­ters. The length of the widest part of the track was 13 me­ters, and the nar­row­est width was 7.6 me­ters be­tween the turns 7 and 8, which are si­t­u­ated along the Icheri She­her (Old City).

The win­ner of the third Grand Prix held on April 27-29 this year was Lewis Hamil­ton of the Mercedes team.

The 2016 win­ner was Nico Ros­berg. In the sec­ond year of the royal race, the win­ner was French pilot of the Pe­tram­ina Ar­den team, Nor­man Nato.

One of the fea­tures of the races in Azer­bai­jan was the or­ga­ni­za­tion of a show pro­gram with the world stars. In pre­vi­ous years, For­mula 1 spec­ta­tors re­mem­ber the per­for­mances of such mil­lion-sell­ing global artists as Chris Brown, En­rique Igle­sias, Far­rell Wil­liams, Merai Carey, Ni­cole Scherzinger,Tarkan, Jamiro­quai, Christina Aguil­era, Dua Lipa, DJ’s Afro­jack and Martin Solveig.

Ac­cord­ing to the study of Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers (PwC), the Azer­bai­jani For­mula 1 Grand Prix races brought Azer­bai­jan $ 277.3 mil­lion in rev­enue.

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