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About Baku City Circuit

Azerbaijan GP 2023 - Baku City Circuit

Baku City Circuit

  • No. of Laps:  51
  • No. of Corners: 20
  • Circuit Length: 6.003 km
  • Race Distance: 306.049 km

    The Baku City Circuit has been hosting the Azerbaijan GP since 2017. It is the third longest track this season and the 2.2 kilometers long stretch along Neftchilar Avenue is the longest straight in Formula 1.

    This street race is amongst the few that goes anti-clockwise and has the cars racing at average speeds of over 200 km/h, and a top speed of more than 350 km/h.

Which Grandstand Should You Go For?

1. For an Awesome View of the First Lap

Absheron Grandstand: It is the perfect spot for watching the start of a race. Located directly on the start/finish straight, spectators are in prime position to get a great view of the entire race from its uniquely elevated position, as well as seeing some of the most powerful cars competing up close and personal.

2. For the Best Overtaking Spot

Bulvar Grandstand: Located in front of the main straight, it’s a great spot for racers to get a head start and it also sees great exposure to multiple overtaking opportunities as cars approach turn 4.

3. For a Budget Buy

Filarmonia Grandstand: In addition to being budget-friendly, the Filarmonia Grandstand also offers comfort to its spectators. The grandstand has comfortable seats and the best view of the breaking action at Corner 16, so it provides a comfortable experience to its patrons.

4. For the Best View of the Final Stretch

Absheron Grandstand: This spot offers a clear view of the start/finish line, allowing spectators to witness the excitement of the final moments of the race - while also being incredibly close to the main straight so you can enjoy most of the action!

For a Hair's Breadth Distance from the Track

Khazar Grandstand: This incredibly unique grandstand places you right in the middle of the bi-directional zooming of the cars on the track. While you may have to look around to find the perfect vantage point at this grandstand, the proximity to the track is incredibly worth it!

5. For the Picture-Perfect Shot

AzNeft Grandstand: This spot is located right on the starting line, meaning that race starts are captured in full without obstructions! The Grandstand also offers stunning views of Downtown Baku, so you can get those scenic shots during the race.

Azerbaijan GP 2023 Schedule

All timings mentioned are according to track time.

Day 1 - Friday

28th April 

FP1 & Qualifying

Free Practice 1

  • 13:30 - 14:30


  • 17:00 - 18:00

Day 2 - Saturday

29th April

Sprint Shootout & Sprint

Sprint Shootout

  • 12:30 - 13:14


  • 17:30 - 18:30

Day 3 - Sunday

30th April

  • Be sure to catch the drivers’ presentation, opening ceremony, podium celebrations, and post-race concert!

Race Day

  • 15:00 onwards

Your Azerbaijan GP 2023 Tickets Explained

Azerbaijan GP 2023 - 3 Day Pass

3-Day Pass

What to Expect:

  • The whole experience of the Azerbaijan GP Weekend, Fri - Sun

Why Buy a 3-Day Azerbaijan GP Pass?

  • A 3-Day pass allows you to experience everything the race weekend has to offer
  • A 3-Day Pass gives you a reserved seat in the grandstand of your choice
  • Witness Friday’s practice sessions, qualifying, sprint and Sunday’s big race, while attending all the exciting on-track and off-track events happening throughout the weekend

Plan Your Visit to Azerbaijan GP 2023

Getting There
Visitor Tips
Rules & Regulations
Azerbaijan Essentials
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Azerbaijan GP 2023 - Facilities

Facilities at the Baku City Circuit

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The cobblestone streets of Baku and the lack of elevators at the Baku City Circuit, make it difficult for wheelchair-bound people to visit the Baku City Circuit.
  • Pedestrian Tunnels and Bridges: There are a number of tunnels and bridges across the circuit that let visitors wander around the venue and access zones across tracks.
  • Food and Beverages: There are plenty of cafes, food trucks, and bars at all fan zones and entertainment areas across the Baku City Circuit.
  • Merchandise: Official Formula 1 merchandise is available at five separate venues across different fan zones at the Baku City Circuit.
  • Other Facilities: Restrooms and first-aid rooms are available at the ends of most grandstands.
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  • There is a lot to see around and experience at the circuit before and after the races. So do plan to get there early.
  • Most of the off-track activities happen around the grandstands located on the southern side of the circuit, closer to the waterfront boulevard.
  • Don’t worry about missing out on any action as all grandstands are equipped with large-screen TVs.
  • Remember to wear a cap or a hat and a pair of sunglasses as most grandstands are uncovered.
  • The Absheron Grandstand is the only shaded grandstand on the Baku City Circuit.
  • Grandstand seats are black and can get very hot in the sun. So, you are advised to bring along a towel to cover your seat.
  • You are also advised to carry along a set of earplugs as F1 races can get really loud.
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  • Animals are prohibited: Animals, except for service animals, are not allowed into the circuit.
  • Other prohibited items: Alcohol, food, and drinks (except for baby food and a bottle of water), fireworks & laser lights, musical instruments & sound devices, umbrella, picnic baskets, chairs, stools, and other portable seats, any large articles which cannot be placed under a seat, drones, bicycles, scooters (except for kids’ scooters), flags with handles exceeding 1m or with offensive texts/symbols/images, picnic hampers, toxic and flammable substances, drugs without prescription, hazardous items, and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited into the Entertainment Area of the circuit.
  • Photography and filming: Personal photography and filming are allowed inside the entertainment areas. However, professional video recording devices and photo cameras with lenses exceeding 30 cm are prohibited at the Baku City Circuit.
Azerbaijan GP 2023 - Essentials
  • Visa: Citizens of most countries are required to obtain an e-visa in advance of traveling to Azerbaijan. The visa is typically issued within 3 working days.
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +4
  • Currency: Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)
  • Socket: Plug types C and F
  • Language: Azerbaijani, Turkish, English, and Russian.
  • Weather: It is the end of spring in Azerbaijan in April with average temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 15 °C. Moderate humidity, winds, and light showers are expected around the F1 race days; so dress accordingly.

Ratings & Reviews

What to Expect at Azerbaijan GP 2023?

Track & Weather Conditions
Attend Post-Race Concerts for the True F1 Experience
Don't Skip the Pit Lane Walk
Hang Around the Paddock
  • Temperature: 17°C to 29°C
  • Rainfall: Low chances of rainfall, with an average of 20-25mm.
  • Humidity: Average amount of 73% (relative humidity).
  • Winds: Moderately windy conditions, an average speed of 14.7 mph (23.7 kph).
  • Sunlight: 11-12 hours

The weather at the Azerbaijan GP in 2023 is likely to be warm and dry. Temperatures are predicted to reach up to 29°C during the day, with overnight lows dipping down to around 16°C. Although there is a chance of rain, showers are typically short and light. Wind speeds might dip to 10-15 km/h, creating ideal conditions for a successful race.

Azerbaijan GP has exhibited their appreciation through providing fun activities or fan-zones around tracks such as live bands performing, a popular DJ line-up including Don Diablo and Hardwell, and food stands featured with traditional dishes so be sure not miss out on those activities when you visit, as these post-race events will be what really ties your visit to the Azerbaijan GP together!

At the Baku City Circuit, the Pit Lane Walk remains one of the most exciting events since the race's inception. You can have the opportunity to watch the vehicles being prepared for the thrilling races coming up, as well as the chance to see some of the drivers as well!

Want a chance to meet your favorite drivers but don't want to get pushed around at the Fanzone? Join a small smattering of fans as they wait to catch a glimpse of racing stars like Alonso and Verstappen at the exit near Turn 1 at the Paddock.

Unforgettable Azerbaijan GP Moments

Red Bull Rivalry

In a controversial incident, teammates Ricciardo and Verstappen collided with each other while fighting for position. Both drivers were forced to retire from the race, and the team had to deal with the fallout from the incident.

Lewis's Last Lap Push

At the 2020 Azerbaijan GP, Hamilton overtook Perez on the very final lap to claim victory. This was made even more momentous considering the win was Hamilton's first of the season.

Verstappen's Drastic Tyre Failure

Verstappen suffered a dramatic tyre failure that sent him into the wall, resulting in a red flag and ultimately giving Sergio Perez his first victory for Red Bull Racing.

Leclerc's First Ever F1 Win

Excitingly, Azerbaijan GP was where Leclerc claimed his first ever Formula One victory after surviving pressure from the Mercedes drivers and a late safety car period in 2019.

Azerbaijan GP Fanzone

Pit Stop Challenge Area
Autograph Zone
Merch Shop

The Pit Stop Challenge area at the Fanzone at the Azerbaijan GP is a unique experience that allows you to test your F1 knowledge and skills.

The challenge involves competing against each other and the clock in various activities, including a tire change challenge, pit stop practice, tire pressure measurement tests, and an overall race strategy game. You can also enjoy an interactive quiz with prizes such as caps, flags, keyrings and gifts from sponsors.

The Autograph zone at the Fanzone at the Azerbaijan GP is a special area where Formula 1 drivers, team principals, and other personalities sign autographs for fans.

The Autograph Zone is typically located near the Paddocks and is accessible to all fans with tickets for the race weekend. It is open both on Friday and Saturday of qualifying and race weekends.

Take an exciting memento of your visit to the Azerbaijan GP by heading to the merchandise corner, which includes a wide variety of items, such as t-shirts, hats, mugs, and other memorabilia.

Fans can find exclusive items signed by their favorite drivers or with iconic logos from the race series. There are also vendors selling souvenirs and traditional trinkets from Azerbaijan, such as authentic jewelry or carpets.

Azerbaijan GP 2023 Results






Sergio Perez

Red Bull Racing Rbpt



Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Rbpt



Charles Leclerc




Fernando Alonso

Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes



Carlos Sainz




Lewis Hamilton




Lance Stroll

Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes



George Russell




Lando Norris

Mclaren Mercedes



Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri Honda Rbpt


Frequently Asked Questions About Azerbaijan GP 2023

How much do Azerbaijan GP tickets cost?

Azerbaijan GP 3-day tickets cost between US$248.24 and $798 depending on which grandstand you choose.

Which are the best seats to watch the Azerbaijan GP?

The Absheron Main Grandstand overlooking the longest straight, the start-finish point, and the first corner are the best seats to watch the Azerbaijan GP. The Azneft, Icheri Sheher, and Bulvar grandstands also offer some great seats to watch the race.

Are there any discounts on Azerbaijan GP tickets?

Children aged 2 - 16 years enjoy a 30% discount on Azerbaijan GP tickets.

Which is the cheapest ticket to watch the Azerbaijan GP?

The Filarmonia Grandstand ticket priced at $231 is the cheapest 3-day ticket to watch the Azerbaijan GP. However, a General Admission ticket on Azerbaijan GP race day is available at $126.

When is the Azerbaijan GP?

The Azerbaijan GP 2023 will take place from April 28 - 30, 2023.

Where is the Azerbaijan GP being held?

The Azerbaijan GP 2023 will be held at the Baku City Circuit in the capital city of Baku.

What time does the Azerbaijan GP start?

The Azerbaijan GP is set to start at noon on Sunday, the 30th of April, 2023.

What are my food & drink options at Azerbaijan GP?

There are plenty of cafes, food trucks, and bars at all fan zones and entertainment areas across the Baku City Circuit during the Azerbaijan GP. Alcohol, however, is strictly prohibited to be taken into the entertainment Areas of the circuit.

Who was the winner of the Azerbaijan GP in 2023?

Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing Honda Rbpt emerged victorious after a tight battle with Verstappen in 2023.

What are the best things to do in Azerbaijan?

Apart from watching the Azerbaijan GP, there are plenty of things to do in the country such as admiring the marvels of classic and modern architecture, witnessing the mud volcanoes, touring the mountain villages, exploring the Walled City of Baku, tasting the different types of local teas, and shopping for their traditional carpets.

How's the weather in Azerbaijan during the Formula 1 GP?

It is the end of spring in Azerbaijan in April with average temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 15 °C. The weather is moderately humid and windy, with slight drizzles expected around the Formula 1 GP.