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Date to hold Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku known - UPDATE

01 May 2014 [16:45] - TODAY.AZ
One of the stages of Grand Prix of Formula One race will be held in Azerbaijan in autumn of 2015, spokesperson of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Samaya Mammadova told Trend on May 1.

The official package of documents on holding a stage of the races in Azerbaijan will be signed by late May, according to the ministry's spokesperson.

The documents will be signed between the Formula One World Championship Limited and Baku Grand Prix companies.

More detailed information hasn't been provided so far.

Previously, it was assumed that these races would be held in Baku in 2016.

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09:45

An official agreement on holding one of the stages of the Grand Prix Formula 1 race in Baku in 2016, has been signed in the Azerbaijani capital, spokesperson of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Samaya Mammadova told Trend on April 30.

The race, likely to be called the "European Grand Prix", will take place in 2016 - a year after Baku hosts the First European Games.

Azerbaijan will be the second country in the former USSR (after Russia) to host the Grand Prix stage of the Formula 1 races.

The race will take place around the streets of Baku.

The agreement was signed with the president of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone.

The championship's calendar consists of 19 stages, with the possibility of its expansion to 22 stages per year. Thailand, South Africa, Greece, Argentina and Mexico also claim to be included in the calendar.

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30.04.2014
17:40

The official agreement has been signed in Baku on holding of the stages of Grand Prix of Formula 1 race in Baku in 2016.


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