Monday, 7 March 2016

Azerbaijan Simplifies VISA Procedure for Formula 1 Fans and Media

The Azerbaijani Government has announced that it will be simplifying VISA procedures for F1 fans and media travelling to Baku this summer for the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
The revised VISA application procedure will greatly ease the way in which media and fans will be able to gain entry to Azerbaijan ahead of the inaugural F1 race in the country, taking place on the streets of Baku this June 17th-19th.
Anyone travelling to the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will now be able to have their VISA application processed at one of several VISA desks at Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport upon arrival. The only requirement asked of fans and media is that they display the following documents:
  • A Permanent F1 media pass (or proof of FIA/FOM permanent media accreditation) for the 2016 Grand Prix of Europe
  • A ticket for the 2016 Grand Prix of Europe
  • Proof of purchase for a ticket for the 2016 Grand Prix of Europe
Those media, who have FIA/FOM approved race-to-race accreditation for the 2016 Grand Prix of Europe will be able to process their applications online via the official Baku City Circuit (BCC) website. The opening of this process will be announced in due course.
Commenting on this news, BCC’s Executive Director, Arif Rahimov said: “We can’t wait to welcome the world to Baku this summer and today’s announcement will certainly ensure that F1 supporters from all across the globe can join our party here in June. The simplified procedure will hopefully encourage even more fans to visit our beautiful city for what is sure to be an incredible race weekend experience. “
For more information on how to purchase tickets and plan your stay in Baku for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.comas well as
GP2 Confirmed as Support Race for 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe
The 2016 GP2 Series calendar was confirmed today as a support race during the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe - the newest race weekend on the popular series’ calendar. Once again, the GP 2 season will consist of eleven rounds in total; all support events of the Formula One World Championship. The twelfth season of the GP2 Series will open in Europe at Barcelona on May 13-15 and last until final race weekend of the year at the Yas marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on November 25-27. The action will reach the brand new Baku City Circuit on June 17-19, during the weekend of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
Speaking of the calendar’s announcement, GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “This year again, our calendar is a mix of racing on Formula One circuits in Europe and flyaway venues with the addition of Baku and the return of Sepang – two prestigious tracks.
“Working on this season’s events, we paid close attention to costs control in order to help our teams maintain a sustainable economic model. I believe we have reached the perfect balance and our drivers will be able to learn as many F1 tracks as possible in front of the F1 paddock.”