Formula 1's next dictato-track will be right in the middle of the capitol of Azerbaijan, the petrostate autocracy where that one Bond film with the chainsaw took place. Not only will it feature suppression of the media, it is expected to have cars racing at over 200 mph on city streets.
Was the 2016 Formula One calendar specifically set up to spite the World Endurance Championship, or do the different FIA championships totally neglect to talk to each other? Either way, it’ll be hard to see many F1 crossover drives next year in WEC, as six of its nine races conflict with F1 dates. Ugh. Why?
The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided on many issues related to racing all over the world today, but all eyes were on Formula One. Today, they not only approved many of the F1 Strategy Group’s proposed changes, but they released the 2016 race calendar. Welcome back, Germany, and say hello to Baku.
I know of only one place in the world where gearheads hang out and try to street drift their Ladas directly in front of a police station. I am talking, of course, about Baku, Azerbaijan.
Car culture has gone global — are you keeping up? Find out what the kids are hooning in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.