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Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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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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"Every little bit obviously helps at the moment" - Daniel Ricciardo happy with McLaren's 'good step' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP weekend
"Every little bit obviously helps at the moment" - Daniel Ricciardo happy with McLaren's 'good step' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP weekend

"Every little bit obviously helps at the moment" - Daniel Ricciardo happy with McLaren's 'good step' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP weekend

"It’s not healthy, that’s for sure" - Pierre Gasly wants the FIA to save F1 drivers from 'ending up with a cane at 30 years old' due to porpoising
"It’s not healthy, that’s for sure" - Pierre Gasly wants the FIA to save F1 drivers from 'ending up with a cane at 30 years old' due to porpoising

"It’s not healthy, that’s for sure" - Pierre Gasly wants the FIA to save F1 drivers from 'ending up with a cane at 30 years old' due to porpoising

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3 reasons why the 2022 F1 season desperately needs Mercedes fighting at the front

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"That’s Mercedes’ problem, it’s not Formula 1’s problem" - F1 pundit Martin Brundle sides with Red Bull over bouncing concerns
"That’s Mercedes’ problem, it’s not Formula 1’s problem" - F1 pundit Martin Brundle sides with Red Bull over bouncing concerns

"That’s Mercedes’ problem, it’s not Formula 1’s problem" - F1 pundit Martin Brundle sides with Red Bull over bouncing concerns

"You don’t win races without it" - Ferrari boss says team 'paying the price now' over reliability concerns after double DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"You don’t win races without it" - Ferrari boss says team 'paying the price now' over reliability concerns after double DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"You don’t win races without it" - Ferrari boss says team 'paying the price now' over reliability concerns after double DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"It would have been an interesting fight to the end" - Max Verstappen was looking for a duel with Charles Leclerc before the latter's DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"It would have been an interesting fight to the end" - Max Verstappen was looking for a duel with Charles Leclerc before the latter's DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"It would have been an interesting fight to the end" - Max Verstappen was looking for a duel with Charles Leclerc before the latter's DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"We've got to stay open-minded about everything" - George Russell claims 'nothing's off the table' for Mercedes to find solutions to its severe porpoising issues
"We've got to stay open-minded about everything" - George Russell claims 'nothing's off the table' for Mercedes to find solutions to its severe porpoising issues

"We've got to stay open-minded about everything" - George Russell claims 'nothing's off the table' for Mercedes to find solutions to its severe porpoising issues

How Ferrari's traumatic decline does not signal the end of its title hopes
How Ferrari's traumatic decline does not signal the end of its title hopes

How Ferrari's traumatic decline does not signal the end of its title hopes

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Interesting stats and facts
2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Interesting stats and facts

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Interesting stats and facts

"Tell them to b**ch as much as they could" - Red Bull claims rivals trying to take porpoising and make 'as big an issue out of it as they possibly could'
"Tell them to b**ch as much as they could" - Red Bull claims rivals trying to take porpoising and make 'as big an issue out of it as they possibly could'

"Tell them to b**ch as much as they could" - Red Bull claims rivals trying to take porpoising and make 'as big an issue out of it as they possibly could'

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: What did we learn?
2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: What did we learn?

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: What did we learn?

"I could have finished eighth if I was a bit more of a rebel" - Lando Norris has no regrets on playing the team game for McLaren
"I could have finished eighth if I was a bit more of a rebel" - Lando Norris has no regrets on playing the team game for McLaren

"I could have finished eighth if I was a bit more of a rebel" - Lando Norris has no regrets on playing the team game for McLaren

"It’s good to see the old boy’s still got it" - Red Bull boss' praise of Sebastian Vettel has references to Aston Martin's updated car
"It’s good to see the old boy’s still got it" - Red Bull boss' praise of Sebastian Vettel has references to Aston Martin's updated car

"It’s good to see the old boy’s still got it" - Red Bull boss' praise of Sebastian Vettel has references to Aston Martin's updated car

"There is a lot of unrest from the outside" - Haas boss blames media for 'division of the team' over Mick Schumacher
"There is a lot of unrest from the outside" - Haas boss blames media for 'division of the team' over Mick Schumacher

"There is a lot of unrest from the outside" - Haas boss blames media for 'division of the team' over Mick Schumacher

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Teammate Wars
2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Teammate Wars

2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP: Teammate Wars

"We're just looking for a safer, easier solution" - George Russell says it's 'totally understandable' why F1 teams voted against rules to stop porpoising for the 2022 season
"We're just looking for a safer, easier solution" - George Russell says it's 'totally understandable' why F1 teams voted against rules to stop porpoising for the 2022 season

"We're just looking for a safer, easier solution" - George Russell says it's 'totally understandable' why F1 teams voted against rules to stop porpoising for the 2022 season

"Now it's more or less evened out" - Max Verstappen feels his luck has turned around after extending his championship lead after win at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"Now it's more or less evened out" - Max Verstappen feels his luck has turned around after extending his championship lead after win at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"Now it's more or less evened out" - Max Verstappen feels his luck has turned around after extending his championship lead after win at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"We also do more races a year" - Max Verstappen downplays his Baku win that equals records of F1 greats Jim Clark and Niki Lauda
"We also do more races a year" - Max Verstappen downplays his Baku win that equals records of F1 greats Jim Clark and Niki Lauda

"We also do more races a year" - Max Verstappen downplays his Baku win that equals records of F1 greats Jim Clark and Niki Lauda

"It's time to go home and reset" - Charles Leclerc expects Ferrari to 'get on top of things and come back stronger' after disappointing DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"It's time to go home and reset" - Charles Leclerc expects Ferrari to 'get on top of things and come back stronger' after disappointing DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"It's time to go home and reset" - Charles Leclerc expects Ferrari to 'get on top of things and come back stronger' after disappointing DNF at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"We can all be pleased with that result" - Sebastian Vettel claims 'pushing the limits' of his Aston Martin car 'is starting to pay off' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"We can all be pleased with that result" - Sebastian Vettel claims 'pushing the limits' of his Aston Martin car 'is starting to pay off' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"We can all be pleased with that result" - Sebastian Vettel claims 'pushing the limits' of his Aston Martin car 'is starting to pay off' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

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