F1® Drivers Looking Forward to 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix Of Europe
The world’s top Formula 1® drivers have expressed their excitement at visiting Baku, Azerbaijan for the first time this summer where they will race on the newest F1® street track, Baku City Circuit, at the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE.
Speaking in advance of the inaugural F1® race weekend in Azerbaijan, three-time FIA Formula OneTM Drivers World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate and current FIA Formula One™ Drivers World Championship leader, Nico Rosberg (Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team) as well as Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Valtteri Bottas (Williams Martini Racing), Nico Hülkenberg (Sahara Force India F1® Team) and two-time World Champion and Official Ambassador for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, Fernando Alonso (McLaren Honda) all expressed their delight at their impending visit to the newest race location on the calendar where they will test their skills to the limit on what is estimated to become the fastest street circuit in F1® racing today:
Lewis Hamilton: ‘I can’t wait to come out there [Baku], thank you so much for firstly accepting us at the race and I hope to get to meet as many of you as possible. I can’t wait!’
Nico Rosberg: ‘It’s great to have a European Grand Prix and I hope a lot of Europeans will come to visit the race. I am sure the atmosphere is going to be awesome!’
Daniel Ricciardo: ‘It [Baku City Circuit] is a new challenge. It’s refreshing and more than anything it’s a street circuit and I love street circuits!’
Valtteri Bottas: ‘I’m very excited to be racing in Baku. I’ve never actually been there so it’s a new place for me to visit plus [it’s] a new race track so I really, really can’t wait.”
Nico Hülkenberg: ‘I always welcome street circuits…everybody is talking about that old part of the track [at Baku City Circuit] where it gets very narrow through the Old Town, it sounds pretty cool!’
Fernando Alonso: ‘The circuit is very, very fast. I think we will reach an impressive top speed in Baku, around 340km/h. This is a very unique feeling in a street circuit.’
To view the entire video of F1® drivers discussing the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, please click on the below link:
BCC’s Executive Director Arif Rahimov, also commented on the drivers’ reflections on visiting Baku City Circuit in June: “Hearing the many positive comments and well wishes from some of the greatest F1 drivers in the world today about our inaugural F1 race fills me with an enormous sense of pride. It also reminds me and the rest of our team of the size, scale and importance of hosting this major sporting event in our country. To the drivers we can only say thank you, welcome to Baku and get ready for the best F1 weekend of the year!”
Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and Pharrell Williams to Headline 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE Concerts
Three of the biggest stars in world music - Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and Pharrell Williams - will be the headline musical acts throughout the weekend of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE. Beginning on the evening of Friday 17th June, each of these three global superstars will respectively take to the specially constructed Main Stage of the newest F1®street circuit in F1 on a nightly basis.
Friday night will see Chris Brown get the party started with one of his famous high energy shows. Saturday night will see Enrique Iglesias take over with one of his electrifying concerts that have made him one of the most popular live performers on the planet. Finally, a memorable weekend will be capped off on Sunday night when Pharrell Williams takes to the Main Stage to close out the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE with one of his celebrated sets.
Concerts will be free to enter for all three-day ticket holders. Fans with three-day tickets will also be able to enjoy exclusive Pit Lane Walks, daily Autograph Sessions and be entertained via a series of entertainment activities located at the circuit’s vending zones situated along Baku’s stunning seaside boulevard.
Tickets for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE still on sale!
With just under 2 months to go until the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE arrives in Baku, tickets are still available on the official Baku City Circuit (BCC) website. For more information on how to purchase tickets, arrange your VISA and plan your stay in Baku for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.com
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