Race of the Year
The 2017 F1 race weekend in Baku was widely recognised as the most exciting and unpredictable race of the season by fans, media and the Paddock. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, literally clashed on track in one of the most memorable incidents in the sport’s history while the race ended with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo unexpectedly securing a famous win ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and the youngest rookie to ever secure a spot on the podium, Williams’ 18-year-old Lance Stroll.
Furthermore, in a recently released analysis by F1’s Tyre suppliers Pirelli, it was revealed that last summer’s race in Baku saw the most amount of overtakes of any Grand Prix in 2017, with 42 passes in total occurring during the most dramatic race of the season. One of those overtakes – Ricciardo’s unbelievable triple pass at Turn 1 - was this weekend voted as the overtake of the year by thousands of global fans in a poll conducted by Formula 1.
The 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix’s claim to being the race of the year has also been reflected by a wide selection of international media in their end-of-season-awards including:
“The Azerbaijan GP. Every year, there's a race that has everything - and usually where you least expect it. Azerbaijan was that race in 2017.”
“The barge from Vettel, Seven DNF’s, countless crashes, Ricciardo as the unexpected winner and rookie Stroll on the podium – Baku 2017 was the perfect Formula 1 show”
As Voted by the ViaSat audience
Baku City Circuit’s Executive Director, Arif Rahimov, commented on the rave reviews for last year’s race: “We are delighted with the overwhelming praise for last summer’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. I would like to take this moment to thank our dedicated team here at Baku City Circuit, whose passion and hard work ensured we delivered such an amazing spectacle in 2017.
Our second race here really saw the circuit come into its own and deliver the kind of spectacular racing we had been promising for so long. It is hard to recall a race with more drama and action in recent times. In addition, we witnessed a great increase in attendance of the last race weekend - both from home and abroad - and delivered an unforgettable entertainment programme alongside the best race of 2017.
We are confident that the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will generate even more excitement on and off-track for all motorsport fans and urge all F1 fans to come and visit our beautiful city and circuit next April. All that is left to say is, expect the unexpected! See you in Baku in 2018.”
Early Bird Ticket Offers Still on Sale!
BCC is offering fans a limited supply of special ‘early bird’ discounts of 20% on the cost of all 4-day tickets. A 4-day ticket includes grandstand access to not only the three days of racing as well as all accompanying entertainment offerings but also to a special Public Pit Lane Walk on Thursday 26th April.
In addition to the discounted 4-day ticket offering, special ‘Junior’ tickets for children aged 2-16 will also be made available to families travelling to the event together. Daily Roaming Tickets will also be on offer to those preferring to watch the action from different locations on the track on various standing areas and podiums.
This exciting offer will be available until December 31st 2017, after which the cost of tickets will revert back to their original price.
Discounted 4-day adult ticket prices range from US$130 – US$480 while the daily Roaming Tickets will range from US$40 – US$90.
With only 3 weeks left to avail of this special discount offer to witness the world’s greatest race cars once again speed through the streets of this stunning city, the message from Baku City Circuit to the world’s F1 audience is very simple: get your early bird tickets while you still can and join us in Baku in 2018!
For more information on how to purchase tickets and plan your stay in Baku for the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.com