New images from F1 circuit architects Tilke reveal more details of the street track in Baku, Azerbaijan which will host the 2016 European Grand Prix.
A defining feature of the track is the narrow climb around the city’s historic centre. Track designer Hermann Tilke described this section as “extremely narrow” and a rendering of the corner shows it will be one of the tightest sections on any F1 track.
In contrast a seven-lane road which runs parallel to Baku’s seafront will provide room for the start/finish area, with the temporary pits and paddock laid out in front of the Government House building.
Tilke estimates a lap length of 6km around the anticlockwise, 20-turn track, with top speeds of up to 340kph (211mph).
The highest speeds are likely to be achieved as the cars approach to the start/finish area, with the pit lane entrance on their left.
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