February

05

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Extends F1 Contract Until 2023

Chase Carey, CEO of the Formula 1® Group joins Baku City Circuit and leading Formula 1 sponsors at the BHMSE conference in Baku, where 3-year extension is officially signed

Founded in 2017 - notably on the same day as National Youth Day – the BCC Academy not only prepares the volunteers for the F1 race weekend but also supports their personal and professional progress by organizing and implementing regular training seminars on a variety of useful and related topics. Every year, the academy helps educate about 3,000 volunteers, providing them with new knowledge and skills that they will carry with them into their future professional and personal lives.

An additional and vital part of the BCC Academy’s goals is to see its Volunteers flourish once they enter the professional work environment, making use of the skills they have learned at the various seminars provided by the Academy as well as via the experience gained from working during such a major event as a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

 

With this specific goal in mind, the BCC Academy hosted the ‘Small Steps to a Great Opportunity’ Career Fair on October 5th 2018, where its Volunteers could discover information on available internship and job opportunities with companies from across the region. As a direct result, more than 900 volunteers managed to find internship or full-time placements with businesses that were presenting at the fair. 

February

14

BCC Academy Celebrated on National Youth Day

February 2nd, 2019 marked the annual celebration of National Youth Day of the Azerbaijan Republic which also saw the Baku City Circuit Academy lauded by Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports for its impressive work in providing high-level training to so many Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix volunteers.

Founded in 2017 - notably on the same day as National Youth Day – the BCC Academy not only prepares the volunteers for the F1 race weekend but also supports their personal and professional progress by organizing and implementing regular training seminars on a variety of useful and related topics. Every year, the academy helps educate about 3,000 volunteers, providing them with new knowledge and skills that they will carry with them into their future professional and personal lives.

An additional and vital part of the BCC Academy’s goals is to see its Volunteers flourish once they enter the professional work environment, making use of the skills they have learned at the various seminars provided by the Academy as well as via the experience gained from working during such a major event as a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

 

With this specific goal in mind, the BCC Academy hosted the ‘Small Steps to a Great Opportunity’ Career Fair on October 5th 2018, where its Volunteers could discover information on available internship and job opportunities with companies from across the region. As a direct result, more than 900 volunteers managed to find internship or full-time placements with businesses that were presenting at the fair. 

February

25

Baku City Circuit Hosts Meeting of Senior F1 Marshals

Baku City Circuit (BCC) today hosted the Senior Marshal team ahead of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - to be held on April 26th-28th, 2019 - as part of its comprehensive preparations for the fourth successive visit of Formula 1 to Azerbaijan’s capital city.

The meeting, which consisted of nearly a hundred senior marshals, was held on Saturday, February 16th. It proved to be a highly engaging review of last year’s performance as well as a useful update on the current progress of the approximately 1300 marshals who earlier this month began the challenging training process to be ready for the F1 race weekend. The gathering also discussed the new regulation changes that will come into effect during the upcoming Formula 1 season and also examined the Marshal Team’ strategy to put their plans into practice during the race weekend so as to deliver a world-class sporting experience for all participants and fans. 

Chingiz Mehdiyev, BCC’s Head of Operations, commented during the meeting that the number of people joining the BCC marshal programme was increasing every year: “As a result of the successful steps we have taken in recent years, the number of people who want to become a Formula 1 marshal for our race weekend has been steadily increasing. This can be clearly seen when comparing last year’s application figures to this year’s, which have risen from 1,603 to 2,445. We have also established a special training and communications system in order to maintain a more efficient connection with our current marshals throughout the preparation period and race weekend, which in turn will allow for the better organization of our marshalling activities when F1 comes to town in April”.