Alonso waves in downtown Baku as he visits the circuit ahead of a Grand Prix.
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Fernando Alonso has hailed the Baku City Circuit as the world's fastest, saying it promised to be the most memorable race on the 2016 Formula One calendar.I think it's going to be a really unique circuit," said Alonso, who visited Baku as the official ambassador for the 2016 Formula One Grand Prix of Europe that will take place in the Azerbaijani capital on June 17-19 .He took a tour of the Baku City Circuit designed by Austrian Hermann Tilke and inspected some of its key features, including the 7.6-meter narrow, uphill, winding sequence of turns by the walls of Baku's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Alonso, who joined the Woking-based team in 2014 after five years spent with Ferrari, suffered the most disappointing year of his career last year as McLaren's partnership with Honda produced an unreliable car.
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