The Baku City Circuit is an urban track located in the capital of Azerbaijan, boasting picturesque views of iconic city landmarks and the Caspian Sea. It is a 3.73 mile long street circuit that hosts a variety of motor racing events.
Nearest track of a similar category is Sochi Autodrom (884 kilometers away).
The Baku City Circuit is set in the heart of the Azerbaijan capital and is the country’s first permanent race track.
The circuit layout is one of the longest around the world, measuring 6.003km (3.73mile) in total.
The circuit has a total of 20 turns, 13 from the left and 7 from the right, with an average speed of 206km/h (128mph).
It is also the second-longest race circuit on the Formula 1 calendar.
The circuit also boasts the longest straight, at 1.4 miles in length.
It is one of the most modern circuits in the world and has been designed with safety in mind.
The pitlane alone is almost double the length of the Imola pitlane in Italy.
The circuit also boasts a width of between 14 and 22 feet all the way around, with a record average run of 186mph set in 2017.
The lap record around the Baku City Circuit belongs to Lewis Hamilton, who clocked a time of 1:40.593 in 2017.
The circuit is home to some of the biggest names in motorsport, such as Ferrari and Mercedes, and is recognised as one of the most spectacular tracks in the world.