November

01

About a thousand job seekers visited the second career fair

The two-day career fair jointly hosted by Baku City Circuit Operations Company (BCC) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) has ended today. About a thousand job seekers visited the fair held on 29-30 October in BCC Academy.

Baku City Circuit (BCC) today announced the launch of its new Green Policy that will see the promoter of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix formalise its sustainability efforts with the clear aim of helping to create a better, greener future. The landmark 5th successive Formula 1 race weekend to be staged on the streets of Baku is taking place on the new date of June 5th – 7th, 2020.

The new initiative will see the entire BCC organisation launch its own green programme after months of careful development and preparation from today onwards. In doing so, it echoes Formula 1’s own sustainability programme that was unveiled earlier November including plans to have all its events be entirely sustainable by 2025.

As part of its green policy, BCC will vastly expand the use of sustainable materials at its future race weekends with a large reduction in single-use plastics and an increase in the provision of sorted bins to aid with the with the reuse and recycling of on-site waste. BCC will also use its green policy to provide opportunities for other businesses and causes in Baku to get more involved in reducing waste in the lead up to and during the F1 race weekend in Azerbaijan’s capital city – something that has also been outlined by F1 in its own plans to work with its promoters to help deliver a more sustainable future.

Indeed, an agreement has been reached with the Baku Autism Centre that will see BCC provide the charity with sorted waste that will then be delivered to relevant parties for recycling purposes, with the proceeds of this exchange going towards the Centre’s Rehabilitation Programme.

Further actions taken by BCC as part of its sustainability push include the establishment of ‘Green Rules’ in the BCC office that will form an integral part of office culture and internal policy. This will involve clear and incentivised directives on saving paper, conserving energy and reducing water wastage as well as the placement of sorted bins across all BCC and BCC Academy spaces. Moreover, a Winter Garden will be created with staff encouraged to bring plants into the BCC offices.

To ensure the new agenda is fully realised, BCC has set up its own internal ‘Create Green Committee’ made up of representatives from each department of the company ensure compliance to and implementation of all ecological projects & campaigns within the programme across the entire organisation.

BCC’s Executive Director, Arif Rahimov, welcomed today’s announcement: “It is no secret that the greatest threat facing mankind today is one of our own making. We at BCC therefore believe that it is incumbent on all of us to do our part to help reduce the devastating damage that climate change is inflicting upon our beautiful planet. I am fully aware that actions speak louder than words and this initiative sets a strong blueprint for our organisation to not only Think Green but to Act Green from this day forward.  We urge all our friends and partners in the F1 community – as well as all F1 fans - to join the fight against waste and do everything in our powers to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.”

Tickets for the 5th running of the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix are on sale now, with special early bird offers on 4-day tickets available until January 15th, 2020 at 20% discount.

In addition to the discounted 4-day ticket offering, special ‘Junior’ tickets for children aged 2-15 will also be made available to families travelling to the event together. These can only be purchased in conjunction with an adult ticket and only in the 4-day format.

Daily Roaming Tickets will also be on offer at full price to those preferring to watch the action from different locations on the track on various standing areas and podiums.

Discounted 4-day adult ticket prices range from US$160 – US$560 while discounted 4-day Junior tickets range from US$110 – US$390. 

Daily Roaming Tickets will range from US$60- US$110.

For more information on how to purchase tickets and plan your stay in Baku for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.com

December

03

Baku City Circuit Reveals Its Green Policy

Promoter of the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix implements company-wide sustainability initiative

Baku City Circuit (BCC) today announced the launch of its new Green Policy that will see the promoter of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix formalise its sustainability efforts with the clear aim of helping to create a better, greener future. The landmark 5th successive Formula 1 race weekend to be staged on the streets of Baku is taking place on the new date of June 5th – 7th, 2020.

The new initiative will see the entire BCC organisation launch its own green programme after months of careful development and preparation from today onwards. In doing so, it echoes Formula 1’s own sustainability programme that was unveiled earlier November including plans to have all its events be entirely sustainable by 2025.

As part of its green policy, BCC will vastly expand the use of sustainable materials at its future race weekends with a large reduction in single-use plastics and an increase in the provision of sorted bins to aid with the with the reuse and recycling of on-site waste. BCC will also use its green policy to provide opportunities for other businesses and causes in Baku to get more involved in reducing waste in the lead up to and during the F1 race weekend in Azerbaijan’s capital city – something that has also been outlined by F1 in its own plans to work with its promoters to help deliver a more sustainable future.

Indeed, an agreement has been reached with the Baku Autism Centre that will see BCC provide the charity with sorted waste that will then be delivered to relevant parties for recycling purposes, with the proceeds of this exchange going towards the Centre’s Rehabilitation Programme.

Further actions taken by BCC as part of its sustainability push include the establishment of ‘Green Rules’ in the BCC office that will form an integral part of office culture and internal policy. This will involve clear and incentivised directives on saving paper, conserving energy and reducing water wastage as well as the placement of sorted bins across all BCC and BCC Academy spaces. Moreover, a Winter Garden will be created with staff encouraged to bring plants into the BCC offices.

To ensure the new agenda is fully realised, BCC has set up its own internal ‘Create Green Committee’ made up of representatives from each department of the company ensure compliance to and implementation of all ecological projects & campaigns within the programme across the entire organisation.

BCC’s Executive Director, Arif Rahimov, welcomed today’s announcement: “It is no secret that the greatest threat facing mankind today is one of our own making. We at BCC therefore believe that it is incumbent on all of us to do our part to help reduce the devastating damage that climate change is inflicting upon our beautiful planet. I am fully aware that actions speak louder than words and this initiative sets a strong blueprint for our organisation to not only Think Green but to Act Green from this day forward.  We urge all our friends and partners in the F1 community – as well as all F1 fans - to join the fight against waste and do everything in our powers to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.”

Tickets for the 5th running of the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix are on sale now, with special early bird offers on 4-day tickets available until January 15th, 2020 at 20% discount.

In addition to the discounted 4-day ticket offering, special ‘Junior’ tickets for children aged 2-15 will also be made available to families travelling to the event together. These can only be purchased in conjunction with an adult ticket and only in the 4-day format.

Daily Roaming Tickets will also be on offer at full price to those preferring to watch the action from different locations on the track on various standing areas and podiums.

Discounted 4-day adult ticket prices range from US$160 – US$560 while discounted 4-day Junior tickets range from US$110 – US$390. 

Daily Roaming Tickets will range from US$60- US$110.

For more information on how to purchase tickets and plan your stay in Baku for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.com

December

10

Local Souvenir Competition for Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Launched

Baku City Circuit (BCC) has launched a competition for local handicrafts and souvenir makers dedicated to the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 as part of its celebrations around the 5th successive F1 race being staged in Baku next June 5th-7th

The principal reasoning behind organizing this competition is to support local handicrafts and souvenir makers and to encourage them to design memorable souvenirs reflecting Azerbaijan’s recent motorsport successes. In turn, BCC will assist the winning participants to sell their products during the race weekend taking place in the nation’s capital next summer.

Any local souvenir and handicrafts maker aged 18 and over can participate in the competition which is being staged as part of BCC’s commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which places emphasis on providing assistance to individual entrepreneurs and small business entities. Participation is free and participants may submit more than one handmade souvenir.

Nigar Arpardarai, Head of the Marketing and Communications Department at BCC, spoke earlier about how this competition will boost the local handicrafts and souvenir makers’ businesses: “Each year, we’re trying to make it possible for local entrepreneurs to fully benefit from the business opportunities brought to the city by the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. For this very reason, we are launching the local souvenir and handicrafts competition. We believe that distinctive handicrafts and souvenirs will be created as a direct result of the competition, thereby  contributing to the sustainable development of this important under-supported field and also ensuring that beautiful pieces of memorabilia will be available for visitors to the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 to purchase and take home with them next June 5th – 7th.”

The competition will run between December 9th , 2019 and January 31st, 2020. All applications must be entered during this time.

Those wishing to participate in the competition should fill in the application form and send it to competition@bakugp.az together with a photo of the handicraft or souvenir. To obtain the application form, you will need to send us an e-mail to the above address.

There will be 5 winners chosen and they will be given the opportunity to sell their handicrafts at the official BCC shop in the F1 Vending Zone during the race weekend. In addition, a certificate will be provided to each participant.