Organisers of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2023 are gearing up to host the seventh race on the Baku City Circuit on April 28th – 30th, 2023. With a change in management and the appointment of Maqsud Farzullayev as General Director of Baku City Circuit, organisers are hopeful that Baku becomes a must-visit Grand Prix destination for many years to come.


Known by local fans as having the ‘Baku Factor’ the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is renowned for being one of the most unpredictable races on the calendar — with six different winners in the six races held on the city streets so far. More drama is expected at this year’s event as Baku becomes the first round on the 2023 schedule to host a Qualifying Sprint race on the Saturday. The addition of an extra competitive race to the weekend timetable has already led to a boost in ticket sales.

“At Baku you can always expect the unexpected,” says Turab Teymurov, Official Spokesperson for Baku City Circuit. “We’re all very excited and honoured to host the first Sprint Qualifying race of the 2023 season and I’ve no doubt it will set a fascinating grid for the main race on Sunday. Thanks to the ‘Baku Factor’ we will expect this year’s Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to be full of drama and I predict we will crown a seventh different winner at our seventh hosting of the race this year.”

Held on the 6.0003km Baku City Circuit that winds through the Azerbaijan capital and past historic, UNESCO-protected monuments such as the Baku Fortress Wall and Maiden Tower, the incredible high speeds and thrilling racing make the event one of the highlights of the year for Formula 1 fans. Past races have led to dramatic moments, such as the clash between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in 2017 or late-race lead changes due to incidents with red flags and Safety Cars. Fans from around the world will be hoping the race continues on the F1 schedule for many years to come.

This year’s race takes place on the streets of Baku across April 28th-30th, with three days of competitive action starting with Qualifying on Friday afternoon, before the Sprint on Saturday and main event on Sunday, April 30th, 2023. With top speeds in excess of 330km/h across 51 fast and furious laps, fans are encouraged to book their tickets early for the seventh edition of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.