2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe Tickets On Sale Tomorrow!
Launch of online ticket sales kicks off ‘6-Months-To-Go’ celebrations in Baku
aTP-arab tourism portal- Baku City Circuit (BCC) today held a special press conference to announce that tickets for the newest addition to the Formula 1 calendar, the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku, will be available to purchase online from via www.bakucitycircuit.com. The race weekend will take place on the weekend of – .
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov, was also present at today’s announcement, lending his support to the BCC team at this important junction for the newest street circuit in Formula 1.
The opening of the ticket sales process has been timed to coincide with this weekend’s ‘Six-Months-To-Go’ celebrations, a series of entertainment activities taking place in downtown Baku to celebrate F1’s arrival in Azerbaijan’s capital city. The launch of the online ticket sales programme marks a key milestone in a process that has been several years in the making and that will culminate with F1 cars racing in Azerbaijan for the very first time next summer.
Speaking immediately after the announcement earlier today, Bulent Ozerdim, said: “Today marks a key moment in the arrival of Formula 1 in Baku. We are absolutely delighted to launch our ticket sales programme this weekend. Our message to everyone is clear: come to Baku next June not only to witness an incredible race weekend but also to discover this beautiful city and all it has to offer. I would advise fans wishing to celebrate with us next summer to act fast and get their tickets while they are still available!”
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov, was also thrilled to be present at this landmark occasion, stating: “This is another hugely positive development in the overall process of bringing one of the biggest sporting events in the world to Baku. I am convinced that both F1 and Baku are a perfect fit and I encourage all fans to come and experience the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for themselves in this wonderful city. We look forward to welcoming the global F1 family to Azerbaijan next June.”
Excitement amongst the residents of Azerbaijan’s capital city is building steadily as Baku continues in its preparations to welcome F1 next summer. Indeed, a recent survey conducted nationwide amongst 1,001 respondents via face-to-face interviews by SIAR Research and Consulting Group found that over 80 percent of Azerbaijan’s population believe the inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku will deliver an exceptional sporting event that will play a strong role in positioning the country on the world stage and help establish Baku as a prime tourist attraction for regional and international tourists. Furthermore, in a positive sign for the fledgling race, half of Baku’s residents – of whom the majority are under 34 – indicated that they are keen to buy tickets for the race next summer.
A variety of ticket options are on offer for the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe, including various packages for the Absheron Grandstand, which will offer fans some fantastic views of the start/finish lane, as well as a wide range of different Grandstand seating options, located at various corners and straights along the track. In addition, General Admission roaming tickets will also be on offer to those preferring to watch the action from different locations on the track on various standing areas and podiums.
With only 6 months to go until the engines of the world’s greatest race cars roar through the streets of the city, the message from Baku City Circuit to the world’s F1 audience is very simple: this will be more than a race, so get your tickets while you still can!