Hermann Tilke: “The goal is to show historic and modern Baku to world”

Baku, May 12, AZERTAC

“There are five weeks prior to the start of the Formula 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE to take place in Baku. It is continued to prepare according to the schedule. However, we have still a lot to be done”, stated F1 Baku City Circuit Architect, Hermann Tilke at the press conference.

Noting that the track will be ready in due time, the expert told: "Process of laying on the road of a new asphalt covering was already completed. Now, the construction of concrete blocks and fences continues. The preparation meets high standards, with the work of professional experts. Taking into consideration the abrupt turns of the Baku City Circuit we have brought special barriers of safety from the USA and established along the track. These barriers are used also at other competitions of the Grand Prix. They also for the first time will be used at the Le Mans automobile competitions to take place in France".

"Concerning the Baku City Circuit I talked to several world famous pilots of "Formula-1". I have informed them on complexity and uniqueness of the track. Pilots have told that they look forward to the Baku Grand Prix. The most interesting part of the Baku City Circuit is the narrow street opposite to the Gosha Gala (Twin Towers) Gate. This road raises the track originality even more. The most famous pilots of the world will take part in the Grand Prix of Europe organized in Baku, and I don't think that this part of the track will create them problems. Accidents at the competitions "Formula One" are inevitable. For this purpose, there are available enough talented marshals who participated in the international trainings. I hope that marshals will adequately cope with the duties in case of accident", Hermann Tilke stressed.

Noting that earlier three options of the Baku City Circuit have been developed, the expert informed: "The reason of the choice of this track is to bring the historic and modern view of Baku to the world community.”

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