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Azerbaijan set to host 2016 European Grand Prix

Azerbaijan has claimed to have signed a deal with Bernie Ecclestone which would see the nation host the 2016 European Grand Prix, with a race around the streets of the capital Baku. This comes only several months prior to the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in October around the Sochi Winter Olympic Park, with an official announcement apparently imminent regarding Formula 1’s involvement in the former Soviet state. With the European Grand Prix seemingly dropped from the F1 calendar after the sport’s participation around Spain’s Valencia Street Circuit in 2012, plans seem to be continuing to gather momentum linking a return of the event around the streets of Baku in Azerbaijan. The...
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