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Baku to be a hit with F1 in 2015 predicts Briatore

View of Baku's iconic Flame Towers Baku will be a big hit with Formula 1 when oil-rich Azerbaijan hosts a grand prix for the first time next year, according to Italian Flavio Briatore. The controversial and colourful former Benetton and Renault team boss, who has business interests in the Azeri capital and is close to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, helped make the deal happen. 'I have had a lot of friends there (in Baku) for many, many years and we hope it happens in 2015,' said Briatore, speaking to Reuters outside Ecclestone's motorhome in the Monaco Grand Prix paddock at the weekend. 'It's very close to Europe, the city is amazing – it's like a little Dubai. And more...
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