Budapest, Hungary: Formula One commercial ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone on Friday confirmed that Azerbaijan will host a Grand Prix in Baku in 2016.
Event organisers in Baku announced the race in a statement and said it had been planned to run in 2015, but they had now shifted their debut on the calendar to 2016. (Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice)
Ecclestone said: "We are very happy that Baku has joined the Formula One family. This will be a street race, which will pass through interesting and picturesque parts of Baku. The event will meet the current criteria." (Michael Schumacher responding by fluttering eyelashes: Report)