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Azerbaijan Grand Prix

4 Jun 2021 - 6 Jun 2021

About

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held on the Baku City Circuit. It is a street race in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It was called European Grand Prix in 2016. It was renamed as Azerbaijan Grand Prix, effective from the 2017 season. 

It is one of the five street circuits on the grid alongside Australia, Monaco, Singapore, and Canada. The Baku City Circuit is one of only six circuits to have hosted the European Grand Prix. Brands Hatch, Donington, Jerez, Nurburgring, and Valencia were the other five circuits that hold the pride of hosting the European Grand Prix. The circuit is 6.003km in length and consist of multiple tight and twisty corners that keep drivers on their toes. The drivers take 51 laps across the circuit before the chequered flag is waved. Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the fastest time on the circuit with a time of 1:40:593 minutes. 

Racing History

The first race ever event at Baku was held in 2016. Nico Rosberg would win the race from his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The 2017 race would feature as one of the best races of the season. The race would see Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel clashing, multiple safety cars, and restarts that would ultimately result in Daniel Ricciardo sneaking through to win the race. 

The race would see Valterri Bottas overtake Lance Stroll just inches before the finish line to finish the race in second place. The race would also feature Valterri Bottas climbing through the field from the back of the grid to finish second. Lance Stroll would also record his first podium finish in Formula One in this race. 

The 2018 race also featured a lot of action on track with Daniel Ricciardo this time getting involved in a crash with his teammate Max Verstappen. The race would eventually be won by Lewis Hamilton. The circuit with its long straights and proximity to the walls makes it prone to errors from the drivers and wheel to wheel racing. 

The race in 2019 was however one of the less eventful races as the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton led the majority of the race and finished 1-2. 

The circuit doesn’t feature any repeat winners as all the winners, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas have won the rance only once. 

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was canceled in the 2020 season owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the 2021 season, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is scheduled to be held on June 6, 2021. 


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Baku circuit will see changes to pitlane entry for 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
Baku circuit will see changes to pitlane entry for 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

Baku circuit will see changes to pitlane entry for 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"We can’t wait to welcome back crowds" - Baku Circuit director expects 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP 'to be a sell-out’
"We can’t wait to welcome back crowds" - Baku Circuit director expects 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP 'to be a sell-out’

"We can’t wait to welcome back crowds" - Baku Circuit director expects 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP 'to be a sell-out’

Christian Horner hopes to see Lewis Hamilton compete in 2022 F1 season
Christian Horner hopes to see Lewis Hamilton compete in 2022 F1 season

Christian Horner hopes to see Lewis Hamilton compete in 2022 F1 season

"Hopefully, we’ll have a surprise like Brawn GP" - Pierre Gasly optimistic for F1 2022 season
"Hopefully, we’ll have a surprise like Brawn GP" - Pierre Gasly optimistic for F1 2022 season

"Hopefully, we’ll have a surprise like Brawn GP" - Pierre Gasly optimistic for F1 2022 season

Watch: Reactions to crucial Lewis Hamilton mistake during F1 2021 season
Watch: Reactions to crucial Lewis Hamilton mistake during F1 2021 season

Watch: Reactions to crucial Lewis Hamilton mistake during F1 2021 season

Pierre Gasly claims his Alpha Tauri had engine problems en route to P3 finish in Baku
Pierre Gasly claims his Alpha Tauri had engine problems en route to P3 finish in Baku

Pierre Gasly claims his Alpha Tauri had engine problems en route to P3 finish in Baku

F1 Azerbaijan GP Driver Ratings – Redemption for Bottas
F1 Azerbaijan GP Driver Ratings – Redemption for Bottas

F1 Azerbaijan GP Driver Ratings – Redemption for Bottas

Jamie Davies
Hamilton rues being 'too friendly' to Bottas
Hamilton rues being 'too friendly' to Bottas

Hamilton rues being 'too friendly' to Bottas

Bottas: History-making Mercedes at incredible level
Bottas: History-making Mercedes at incredible level

Bottas: History-making Mercedes at incredible level

F1 News: Mercedes make history as Bottas leads Hamilton home in Baku
F1 News: Mercedes make history as Bottas leads Hamilton home in Baku

F1 News: Mercedes make history as Bottas leads Hamilton home in Baku

F1 News: FP1 cancelled in Baku after manhole drama
F1 News: FP1 cancelled in Baku after manhole drama

F1 News: FP1 cancelled in Baku after manhole drama

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Why Baku is a must win for Sebastian Vettel
F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Why Baku is a must win for Sebastian Vettel

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Why Baku is a must win for Sebastian Vettel

F1: Hamilton understands Leclerc's difficult Ferrari role
F1: Hamilton understands Leclerc's difficult Ferrari role

F1: Hamilton understands Leclerc's difficult Ferrari role

Vettel defiant over F1 world title hopes
Vettel defiant over F1 world title hopes

Vettel defiant over F1 world title hopes

F1 Azerbaijan GP: Hamilton desperate to improve on Baku struggles
F1 Azerbaijan GP: Hamilton desperate to improve on Baku struggles

F1 Azerbaijan GP: Hamilton desperate to improve on Baku struggles

F1 : Hamilton and Bottas seeking historic one-two - Azerbaijan GP in numbers
F1 : Hamilton and Bottas seeking historic one-two - Azerbaijan GP in numbers

F1 : Hamilton and Bottas seeking historic one-two - Azerbaijan GP in numbers

'I hate the Senna Movie,' says Alain Prost
'I hate the Senna Movie,' says Alain Prost

'I hate the Senna Movie,' says Alain Prost

Dev Tyagi
F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: 5 most consistent driver performances at Baku
F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: 5 most consistent driver performances at Baku

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: 5 most consistent driver performances at Baku

Dev Tyagi
F1 News: Ferrari looking to kick-start season with SF90 updates in Baku
F1 News: Ferrari looking to kick-start season with SF90 updates in Baku

F1 News: Ferrari looking to kick-start season with SF90 updates in Baku

F1 2019: 5 early predictions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
F1 2019: 5 early predictions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

F1 2019: 5 early predictions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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