Bernie Ecclestone says never misses Grand Prix in Azerbaijan
Former chief executive of the Formula One Group Bernie Ecclestone said that Azerbaijan is one of those countries where he never misses Grand Prix.
"Just look at how the races changed in Azerbaijan," the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza cited him as saying. "More and more people can be seen in the stands from year to year," he noted. The businessman also noted that one cannot deny that Baku is a very beautiful and hospitable city, which tourists from different countries are happy to visit. "I hear English spoken everywhere in the city," Ecclestone added. Azerbaijan, "Bahrain and, unquestionably, Russia - these are the Grand Prix, which I never miss," he said.
The businessman also touched upon the changes Liberty Media proposed to introduce in Formula 1. "I am still within the structure, but I do not take part in the daily management, I do not really understand what they are discussing with the teams now," he noted. "Not because I do not want to, but because they themselves do not yet fully understand what they are doing, and most importantly what is the goal of all these changes," Ecclestone explained.
The 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is being held in Baku on April 27-29. Drivers will compete on the six kilometer Baku City Circuit. 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 along the Icheri Sheher. The Start and Finish lanes will be located at the Azadlig Square. Moreover, the Formula 1 Paddock, team garages and pit lanes are also located there. Two Formula 1 practice sessions and a Formula 2 qualifying session were held on the first day of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 27. The 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Round 2 is also held on April 27-29.