Whiting: Baku will be ready


Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has said that the Baku City Circuit (BCC) will be ready in time to host the European Grand Prix.

With the European GP not being on the race calendar since 2012 in Valencia, Azerbaijan will host an F1 race for the first time in its history.

Taking place next month, the circuit's designer Hermann Tilke recently described the track as 'the world's fastest street track'.

Whiting also confirmed that the BCC is progressing well and revealed that the GP in Baku will be an amazing spectacle.

"The Circuit will be ready," he told GPUpdate.net.

"You can see the quality of all the installations wherever you look. My next trip to Baku will be at the beginning of June and I'm expecting to be able to say it will be ready then.

"It will be a fascinating F1 race. Turns 8 to 12 will probably be the most interesting but so will the run from Turn 12 to 15, where the approach to Turn 15 in particular will be quite spectacular.

"The very long run from Turn 16 to 20, which is going to be flat out, will also be amazing to watch! If I had to compare one circuit to this one, it would be Singapore, but the speed here will be much higher!"