1. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which is situated on the Caspian Sea.
2. The circuit layout was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke.
3. The circuit is projected to be the fastest street circuit in the world. The track is planned to have a narrow uphill section and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km stretch.
4. The track loops around the city's historical center will create a unique and remarkable atmosphere for fans watching from the grandstands and at home.
5. At 6.006 kilometers, the circuit is the second longest this season, only shorter than Spa-Francorchamps.
6. The city circuit features 20 turns: 8 turns to the right and 12 to the left. Only Singapore and Yas Marina have more corners.
7. After a long start-finish straight, the drivers encounter six consecutive 90° corners.
8. In Baku, corner 1 will be a good overtaking point.
9. Corner 7 is a complicated hairpin, where drivers will need to brake into a little zig-zag, before the second section.
10. Right after turn 8 (7.6m width) will be the most challenging part of the track. It is here that the road narrows significantly and where drivers will have to display skill and experience to make it through this section unfazed.