Fernando Alonso Becomes Official Ambassador For The 2016 Grand Prix Of Europe
Formula 1 World Champion and McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso becomes official ambassador for the 2016 Grand Prix of Europe.
“I am thrilled be chosen as an ambassador for the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE,” said Alonso. “It is a real honor to be the first F1 driver to visit Baku and inspect the new circuit facilities. I have heard and read many great things about the city and am immensely looking forward to seeing it for myself very soon. Having won three European Grand Prixs in my career, it seems a good fit for me to help promote the race’s return to the F1 calendar in this wonderful new location.”
“In fact, the manner in which I won the last edition of the European Grand Prix in Valencia ensured that I would be forever emotionally linked to this particular race. From a technical point of view, I’m sure myself and my colleagues will love racing here in Baku, given that a street circuit is always an exhilarating challenge for any driver and from what I have already learned about this circuit, it seems clear that this one will be no exception.“
Alonso considered to be one of the most successful drivers in F1 history with two world titles, 32 Grand Prix victories and 97 podium finishes. He won the Formula 1 European Grand Prix, which is fittingly for him to be part of this event. Alonso will visit Baku from March 8-9, showcasing their circuit to him for the Grand Prix.
Check out the video highlights of the circuit where they will schedule the Grand Prix of Europe, starting in June from the 17th to 19th.