Jordan King takes to the streets of Baku this weekend
Date: 21 / 06 / 2017
Placed seventh in the championship having scored points in every round to date, Jordan King heads to Baku, Azerbaijan, this weekend looking to continue his impressive early season form in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.
New to the calendar last season, the Baku City Circuit is a 3.73-mile-long, anti-clockwise street circuit that last year played host to one of the most dramatic races of the GP2 season. Four safety car periods and a handful of incidents in the feature race resulted in some very difficult strategy calls for all the teams and Jordan fell victim to this. A mistake by the team over when to call Jordan in, saw Jordan drop from 6th position down to 12th and out of the points.
However, Jordan’s second race of the weekend was one to remember. Starting from 12th on the grid, Jordan pushed the limit of the street circuit to navigate himself up the order to finish just outside the podium places in 4th. With his pace being almost a second quicker than the front runners when he crossed the finishing line, a few extra laps would have seen Jordan climbing the podium.
Jordan now heads to Baku, for the fourth round of this year’s championship, looking to extend his point scoring run as he searches for his first podium this season.
“After a couple of weeks off I am really excited to get back in the MP car. I finished 4th in Baku last year so I want to be fighting back at the front and challenging for wins. One of the key features of Baku is its speed, where you can reach well over 200mph which is always fun. I feel I am fully prepared and have been getting a lot of training done in this nice weather.”
With 29 points to his name in the championship, Jordan’s quest for more points continues on Friday with practice in the morning followed by qualifying later that day. The weekend’s races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday as the FIA Formula 2 Championship continues its support of Formula One.