The Azerbaijan Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2026 after a three-year extension was agreed.
The Baku City Circuit has been on the calendar since 2016 and this weekend plays host to the first Sprint weekend of the 2023 season.
Azerbaijan’s current deal with Formula 1 was due to expire this year, but the popular street track – which has produced plenty of chaotic entertainment over the years – has been retained.
Speaking about the extension, Formula 1 president and chief executive, Stefano Domenicali said: “The Baku City Circuit has become a hugely popular venue for Formula 1.
“It is an incredible circuit which always delivers huge drama, and has played host to some of the most exciting races in recent memory.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with the country of Azerbaijan and look forward to continuing our growth together.”
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov said: “We are thrilled to confirm our continued partnership with Formula 1.
“Ever since we first hosted this event in 2016, the economic, social, and cultural impact of the sport on our city and country has been remarkable.
“The Grand Prix source of great pride for the whole country and will now continue to inspire and excite our fans for a further three years”.