Previously held at five different circuits (Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Jerez, Nürburgring and Valencia) the European Grand Prix has a rich history within Formula 1.
This weekend, the event returns in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, and we couldn’t be more excited.
One of the biggest sporting events ever to be held in Azerbaijan, a unique street circuit has been specially constructed for the race weekend. Designed by Hermann Tilke, it is the second-longest track on the F1 calendar behind Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
1. Home to the longest straight on the F1 calendar at 2.1km/1.305 miles
2. 6.006km/3.732 miles long in total
3. 62 gear changes per lap, 3,162 per race
4. First anti-clockwise circuit of the 2016 season
To celebrate the first European Grand Prix since 2012, we have collected three of our most memorable moments from the event since its inception.
Senna’s incredible first lap at Donington Park
Torrential rain didn’t stop Ayrton, as he masterfully cruised past four cars during the first lap of this classic race.
Mark Webber’s airborne crash at Valencia
Perhaps a true testament to the progress made with safety in the sport, Mark Webber survived this spectacular crash which ended with his car upside-down in the barrier.
Fernando Alonso’s emotional victory in his home country
Starting an incredible 11th on the grid, Fernando Alonso took a surprise victory at Valencia in 2012, driving one of the greatest races of his career so far.
What are your most memorable moments?