Create

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

10 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022

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. 


Videos
"They got their butts kicked"- Red Bull's Christian Horner made Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo 'apologize' after they collided at 2018 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"They got their butts kicked"- Red Bull's Christian Horner made Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo 'apologize' after they collided at 2018 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"They got their butts kicked"- Red Bull's Christian Horner made Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo 'apologize' after they collided at 2018 F1 Azerbaijan GP

Charles Leclerc is going through what Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel faced in their Ferrari stints
Charles Leclerc is going through what Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel faced in their Ferrari stints

Charles Leclerc is going through what Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel faced in their Ferrari stints

F1 'can do a better job' on scheduling races for 2023 season, feel team principals
F1 'can do a better job' on scheduling races for 2023 season, feel team principals

F1 'can do a better job' on scheduling races for 2023 season, feel team principals

Ferrari says 'short-term fix is in place' for Carlos Sainz's hydraulics failure woes from 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
Ferrari says 'short-term fix is in place' for Carlos Sainz's hydraulics failure woes from 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

Ferrari says 'short-term fix is in place' for Carlos Sainz's hydraulics failure woes from 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

Ferrari has 'a very high mountain to climb' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP debacle
Ferrari has 'a very high mountain to climb' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP debacle

Ferrari has 'a very high mountain to climb' after 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP debacle

FIA intervenes to reduce porpoising in the 2022 F1 cars 
FIA intervenes to reduce porpoising in the 2022 F1 cars 

FIA intervenes to reduce porpoising in the 2022 F1 cars 

"None of us want to sound like divas" - Esteban Ocon wants the FIA to realize that porpoising is 'not healthy going into the future'
"None of us want to sound like divas" - Esteban Ocon wants the FIA to realize that porpoising is 'not healthy going into the future'

"None of us want to sound like divas" - Esteban Ocon wants the FIA to realize that porpoising is 'not healthy going into the future'

Former F1 champion feels Max Verstappen has Sergio Perez 'to thank for' Baku win
Former F1 champion feels Max Verstappen has Sergio Perez 'to thank for' Baku win

Former F1 champion feels Max Verstappen has Sergio Perez 'to thank for' Baku win

Max Verstappen calls Baku circuit 'way too bumpy' and asks for resurfacing it before 2023 F1 return
Max Verstappen calls Baku circuit 'way too bumpy' and asks for resurfacing it before 2023 F1 return

Max Verstappen calls Baku circuit 'way too bumpy' and asks for resurfacing it before 2023 F1 return

McLaren needs to accept some blame in the failed Daniel Ricciardo relationship
McLaren needs to accept some blame in the failed Daniel Ricciardo relationship

McLaren needs to accept some blame in the failed Daniel Ricciardo relationship

Here's why Aston Martin deserves credit for Sebastian Vettel's return to form 
Here's why Aston Martin deserves credit for Sebastian Vettel's return to form 

Here's why Aston Martin deserves credit for Sebastian Vettel's return to form 

"You wish that was a rule" - Lando Norris wants F1 to tighten rules on drivers misbehaving during qualifying 'on purpose'
"You wish that was a rule" - Lando Norris wants F1 to tighten rules on drivers misbehaving during qualifying 'on purpose'

"You wish that was a rule" - Lando Norris wants F1 to tighten rules on drivers misbehaving during qualifying 'on purpose'

Carlos Sainz says porpoising in 2022 F1 cars is 'getting to a point where we are struggling to handle this'
Carlos Sainz says porpoising in 2022 F1 cars is 'getting to a point where we are struggling to handle this'

Carlos Sainz says porpoising in 2022 F1 cars is 'getting to a point where we are struggling to handle this'

Daniel Ricciardo can race Lando Norris depending 'on the circumstances', says McLaren team principal
Daniel Ricciardo can race Lando Norris depending 'on the circumstances', says McLaren team principal

Daniel Ricciardo can race Lando Norris depending 'on the circumstances', says McLaren team principal

Lewis Hamilton claims 'the battle with the car was intense' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
Lewis Hamilton claims 'the battle with the car was intense' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

Lewis Hamilton claims 'the battle with the car was intense' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"He's so cunning" - Fernando Alonso's 'old tricks' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP qualifying praised by 1996 world champion
"He's so cunning" - Fernando Alonso's 'old tricks' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP qualifying praised by 1996 world champion

"He's so cunning" - Fernando Alonso's 'old tricks' at 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP qualifying praised by 1996 world champion

"Today wasn’t strictly team orders" - Red Bull boss describes reason behind 'no fighting' order to Sergio Perez during 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP
"Today wasn’t strictly team orders" - Red Bull boss describes reason behind 'no fighting' order to Sergio Perez during 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"Today wasn’t strictly team orders" - Red Bull boss describes reason behind 'no fighting' order to Sergio Perez during 2022 F1 Azerbaijan GP

"Ferrari are in a bad way" - Former F1 driver does not expect Italian team to correct its problems in time for 2022 F1 Canadian GP
"Ferrari are in a bad way" - Former F1 driver does not expect Italian team to correct its problems in time for 2022 F1 Canadian GP

"Ferrari are in a bad way" - Former F1 driver does not expect Italian team to correct its problems in time for 2022 F1 Canadian GP

Mercedes is 'always wary' to pounce upon Ferrari's issues and score points in 2022 F1 season
Mercedes is 'always wary' to pounce upon Ferrari's issues and score points in 2022 F1 season

Mercedes is 'always wary' to pounce upon Ferrari's issues and score points in 2022 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton sitting 'more upright in the car' is the reason behind his problems with bouncing, says Ralf Schumacher
Lewis Hamilton sitting 'more upright in the car' is the reason behind his problems with bouncing, says Ralf Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton sitting 'more upright in the car' is the reason behind his problems with bouncing, says Ralf Schumacher

"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

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

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

"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'

More →
Fetching more content...