Bernie Ecclestone says that the Azerbaijan capital of Baku will host a Grand Prix within the next two years.
Flavio Briatore was reportedly involved in brokering the deal.
Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help.
Italy’s authoritative Autosprint reports that Red Bull has asked the Faenza based sister team for assistance on the all-new ‘brake by wire’ technology, which is tied in with the highly-sophisticated ‘ERS’ systems.
Valentino Rossi is confident that Bridgestone should now be in a decision to choose a Phillip Island-specific tire for this year’s race, even though one day of tire-based testing still remains at Phillip Island this week.
On Tuesday, the second of three days of this week’s test, Rossi focused more on comparing various tires of rubber en route to fourth position on the timesheet.
Two-time premier class World Champion Jorge Lorenzo reduced the leading lap time as the Phillip Island tire test continued on Tuesday. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider headed Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, while Tito Rabat set a blistering place in Moto2.
This week’s three-day test follows the Australian Grand Prix of 2013, at which both Bridgestone and Dunlop were caught out by the greater average speeds on the new Phillip Island track surface and for this reason are conducting the test to avoid a repeat of such tIre issues later this season.