Date: 8th October 2014 at 9:33am
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In 2016 Formula One will visit Azerbaijan.

The City of Baku will host the Grand Prix of Europe after F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone agreed a deal for a street circuit race in the capital.

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, with a population in excess of 2million.

Sitting on the edge of the Caspian Sea, the Inner City of Baku along with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower are officially UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hermann Tilke has designed the circuit which both he and Ecclestone appear to be very pleased with.

?I am absolutely thrilled about the Baku European Grand Prix project and delighted we can now unveil the track design. We have created a challenging street circuit, in terms of engineering and design, and one that thrives on Baku’s very attractive urban atmosphere and its great combination of history and 21st century style. The historic city centre, the beautiful seaside promenade and the impressive government house all combine to provide the perfect backdrop for a spectacular new track. Tilke told

Ecclestone added: ?Azerbaijan is the latest addition to the Formula One calendar and I am pleased to see they have designed an innovative new street circuit that will definitely help to create a world class event when we race there in 2016.?