David Coulthard performs on Flag Square before the 2012 Red Bull F1 Showrun in Baku Plans are racing ahead for hosting of a Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, an oil-rich former Soviet state at the crossroads of Asia and Europe.
A year ago, Bernie Ecclestone stunned Formula 1′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...
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