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Azerbaijan: Formula 1 race in Baku June 23-25 /update 1

Formula 1 race in Baku June 23-25; increased security, traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/4/2017, 11:00 PM until 6/25/2017, 10:59 PM (Asia/Baku). COUNTRY/REGION Baku


The 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is scheduled to take place in Baku from Friday, June 23, until Sunday, June 25. The race circuit will pass Azadliq Square, the Government House, the Maiden Tower, the Old City, and Neftchilar Avenue. Road closures and other security measures will significantly impact transportation in the city, and access to the main boulevard and the city center will be restricted from Monday, June 19, at 01:00 (local time) until Tuesday, June 27, at 06:00.

Further details on road closures, parking prohibitions, and pedestrian restrictions can be found online.


Individuals traveling in Baku during the abovementioned periods are advised to plan alternative travel routes and expect increased security and traffic congestion.