Racing in the land of fire
Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN heads to the shores of the Caspian Sea for round eight of the Formula One World Championship, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Baku Street Circuit is ready to welcome us all once again for what promises to be a thrilling race weekend, in which the team will aim to further extend its scoring streak.
After the last round in Monaco, we head to another temporary circuit in the streets of a city – but the track awaiting us this weekend cannot be further from that of the Principality. Racing in Baku is a whole different kettle of fish – it’s high-speed, high-drama excitement that rarely fails to deliver superb racing.
The circuit wending its way around the capital of Azerbaijan mixes fast straights with 90-degrees corners, creating overtaking opportunities that nearly always guarantee an action-packed race; the castle section is unique on the calendar and the final more-or-less-straight, at nearly 2.5km of length, has seen incredible drag races in the past as drivers scrambled to find the all-important slipstream.
For Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, this weekend’s race is another chance to show its worth. Both drivers know the track well, the car should be in a condition to express its full potential around this layout and the team is determined to return home with a good haul of points. It’s time for a job well done in Baku.