Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 kicks off in Baku
The first day of the Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 opens in Baku today.
Ten teams with two drivers each will compete in the race. Among the drivers are Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.
F2 Practice Session (11:00 local time), F1 First Practice Session (13:00 local time), F2 Qualifying Session (15:00 local time), F1 Second Practice Session (17:00 local time) will be held on April 26.
F1 Third Practice Session (13:00 local time), F1 Qualifying Session (17:00 local time) will take place on April 27. The race will take place (16:10 local time) on April 28.
The Start and Finish lanes are located at the Azadlig Square. The length of the Baku track where teams compete for the championship, each represented by two drivers, is just over six kilometers. The length of the widest part of the track is 13 meters, and the narrowest width is 7.6 meters between the turns 7 and 8, which are situated along the Icheri Sheher (Inner City).
Formula One’s highest speed record of 351 km per hour has been reached by Williams’s Valtteri Bottas at the 2016 F1 Grand Prix of Europe First Practice Session in Baku.
The Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 will run till April 28. It is held in Baku for the 4th time.