Minor tweaks at Baku ahead of Azerbaijan GP

Minor changes have been made on safety grounds at the Baku City Circuit, ahead of Formula 1’s second visit to Azerbaijan’s capital this weekend.

Baku joined the Formula 1 calendar last year, with drivers tackling a 20-turn six-kilometre circuit around the streets of the city.

While the circuit layout has not been altered, the FIA has confirmed that the walls at the end of the run-off at Turns 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 15 have been moved back from the track in order to provide additional space.

TecPro barriers at Turns 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 15 have been improved by the addition of new blocks in front of the previous allays, while SAFER barriers around the outside of Turns 13 and 19 have both been extended.

Elsewhere, the kerbs have been removed and the ground painted at the exit of Turn 1, apices of Turns 3 and 5, and the track/pit exit separator.