The 'boring' circuit Baku could have had

The 'boring' circuit Baku could have had

Despite the first Formula 1 race in Baku being a dull affair, the two most recent grands prix there have been full of fireworks. This is largely down to the city circuit's layout, which could have been completely different

When Azerbaijan was added (originally as the European Grand Prix) to the Formula 1 calendar in 2016, many were sceptical about what Baku would bring to the championship.

After seeing several new race projects including Turkey, India and South Korea fall by the wayside as those venues failed to attract the fan or government support needed to keep them going, few were convinced that the Azerbaijan tale would be much different.

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