Ride onboard for a lap of the new Baku City Circuit (VIDEO)

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As the countdown to the first Formula 1 race in Azerbaijan on June 19 continues, the Baku City Circuit has released the first onboard video of the street course.

Baku is set to welcome F1 for the first time later this month, hosting the European Grand Prix on what is set to become the fastest street circuit in the sport.

Azerbaijani driver Gulhuseyn Abdullayev completed a test run of the track in a GP3 car last weekend ahead of FIA race director Charlie Whiting’s final inspection.

The Baku City Circuit released the first pictures of the closed-off track a couple of days ago, but has now followed this up with an onboard video from Abdullayev’s car.

Watch the video above to see the challenge that the 22-strong F1 grid will face later this month.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”