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.

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”.

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”.

March

07

Filarmoniya Grandstand Sold Out!

Baku City Circuit (BCC) is pleased to announce that tickets at the Filarmoniya Grandstand for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 are now completely sold out with only 50 days left until the Street Fighters arrive back in Baku.

Bulent Ozerdim, BCC’s Head of Commercial, also announced that the majority of tickets for the next Azerbaijan Grand Prix have already been sold: “52 countries have contributed to the ticket sales so far and, overall, about 70% of tickets have been sold. 78% of ticketholders are from foreign countries.

There is a sharp increase in the number of ticketholders from Western European countries, with Great Britain topping the list, compared to previous years. 

The sales rate of tickets is also 10% higher than it was at the same period last year and it is expected to increase even more once the line up for the main evening concert entertainment programme are announced”.

Tickets are still on sale for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  2019 with a 25% discount on tickets for local citizens – which includes every citizen of Azerbaijan possessing a valid ID card and foreign citizens with temporary residence permit.

For more information on how to purchase tickets for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 please visit our official website - https://www.bakucitycircuit.com/az/buy-now or go to any of the ticket sales points located in different parts of the capital.