After a year’s absence, Formula One cars will once again speed through the streets of Baku for the fifth time in six years. The Azerbaijan track is classified as one of the most demanding tracks for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 on the difficulty index, the same as the Sakhir Circuit.
The layout includes four 90° corners at the start which are highly demanding on the brakes, followed by other turns where the angle changes continuously and, consequently, so does the use of the brakes. The track has several technical corners like turn 8 near the old town fortifications where there is no scope for error.