Plans are racing ahead for a grand prix in Azerbaijan, an oil-rich former Soviet state at the crossroads of Asia and Europe.
A year ago, Bernie Ecclestone stunned F1's headline writers when he first mentioned the capital Baku as a potential host for the sport.
"They are talking about 2015," he said in March of this year. "That is a possibility but 2016 is more likely."
Indeed, the olympic games-themed website 'insidethegames.biz' claims a deal for 2016, with the race to be called the European grand prix, has now been reached.
Azerbaijan will also host the inaugural European Games next year.
The report said the F1 race will take place on a city street circuit, such as the...
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