Azerbaijan could be set to make its debut on the F1 calendar much earlier than first expected.
We reported last week that plans are racing ahead for a street race in the oil-rich former Soviet state's capital Baku.
Bernie Ecclestone had said 2016 was the most likely race date, even though Azerbaijan officials "are talking about 2015".
"We have signed the deal with Bernie Ecclestone and will announce it officially with an event in Baku shortly," sports minister Azad Rahimov confirmed.
The Associated Press claims the contract is actually for a debut race in 2015, not 2016.
"Formula one will be held in Baku in autumn 2015," sports ministry spokeswoman Samaya...
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