2016 saw the revival of the European Grand Prix, relocated to the Caucasus and a new street circuit layout in the Azerbaijan capital city Baku on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

For the 2017 season, the race is renamed as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The circuit has a length of 6.006km (3.732 miles) – making it the second longest on the current calendar, beaten only by Spa. The track runs anti-clockwise and feature 20 corners. In common with the usual limitations of street circuits, it has many 90° turns, which tend to constrict the potential for overtaking – but its prodigious pit straight and other high-speed sections capable of providing good opportunities.