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03 Jun - 06 Jun
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Pirelli reveals findings from Baku F1 tyre failure investigation Azerbaijan GP
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Pirelli reveals findings from Baku F1 tyre failure investigation

Pirelli has concluded that the tyre failures that affected Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix were likely caused by how their teams were running the tyres.

Tsunoda's Baku pace so fast Tost feared he would crash

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost admits that Yuki Tsunoda's race pace was so fast in Baku that he feared that the Japanese driver might crash.

Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Masi over yellow flag decision

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Formula 1 race director Michael Masi's decision not to take any action over yellow flag speeding in Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

F1 drivers backed decision for two-lap standing restart in Baku

Formula 1 drivers backed the decision to resume Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix for the final two laps with a standing start from the grid.

Verstappen: Lost points will hurt when F1 returns to normal tracks

Max Verstappen says his retirement in Baku was especially frustrating because his Red Bull Formula 1 team enjoyed a clear advantage over Mercedes in the last two street circuit events.

Ferrari appoints Vigna as new company CEO Azerbaijan GP
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Ferrari appoints Vigna as new company CEO

Ferrari has named Benedetto Vigna as its new company CEO, taking over from interim chief John Elkann.

Hamilton: There's still positives to take away from Baku pain

Lewis Hamilton says that there were positives to take away from Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, despite crossing the line in 15th place and failing to score points.

The changes behind a 'feel-good' F1 result in Baku

OPINION: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had elements that make Formula 1 really exciting – unpredictability and shock results. This resulted in heartbreak for several of the championship’s regular contenders and joy for others who rarely reach the ultimate limelight. And one of those on the Baku podium is riding a wave of form he’s keen to continue

Norris could have received harsher red flag penalty, says FIA

Lando Norris was spared a harsher penalty for his red flag infringement in Baku Formula 1 qualifying due to “mitigating circumstances” despite his protests the sanction was too strict.

Bottas confused after “weird” slump in F1 form in Baku

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted he was confused about his “weird” lack of pace in the Azerbaijan GP.

First images revealed of planned Saudi F1 track pit building

The promoter of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has released the first renderings of the planned pit building complex for the Jeddah Formula 1 race in December.

Masi denies Baku F1 pit entry is dangerous

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has disputed 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg’s claim that Baku’s pit entry is one of the “most dangerous” and “scary” places on the calendar.

The Red Bull design that avoided a flexi-wing protest

Formula 1 arrived at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix braced for a showdown over the flexi-wing saga but Red Bull's rear wing design for Baku managed to avoid controversy.

Binotto ‘expected something better’ from Ferrari in Baku GP

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says the Maranello outfit "expecting something better" after going backwards in the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Horner disagrees with way Wolff "roasts his own team" Azerbaijan GP
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Horner disagrees with way Wolff "roasts his own team"

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says he does not agree with the way that rival Mercedes chief Toto Wolff lambasted his own Formula 1 team over its performances in recent races.

Drivers to raise concerns over safety car delay in Baku

Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel and Carlos Sainz Jr have raised concerns over the delay in deploying the safety car following Max Verstappen's crash in Sunday's Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Vettel hopes Aston Martin can carry momentum after "rough start"

Sebastian Vettel hopes his second-place finish in Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix can help the team build momentum after a "very rough start" to the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Brawn: ‘Thrilling’ end to Baku bodes well for F1 sprint races

Ross Brawn believes the “thrilling” end to Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix following the red flag bodes well for when Formula 1 debuts its sprint races at Silverstone next month.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Azerbaijan GP

Sergio Perez took his first Formula 1 victory with Red Bull in an eventful Azerbaijan Grand Prix as 2021's two title protagonists both failed to score. We assess the key talking points, as Mercedes' number two endured a trying weekend, Ferrari's qualifying form turned to disappointment on race day and Pirelli came in for criticism.

What is the Mercedes magic button and what does it do?

Lewis Hamilton threw away a potential Formula 1 victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix by accidentally pressing a "magic" button on his steering wheel. We investigate what that magic brake setting actually does.

Why Verstappen's scepticism puts pressure on Pirelli to find answers

When Max Verstappen's failed Formula 1 tyre arrives back at Pirelli's Milan headquarters on Monday, the company's laboratory technicians will face some urgency in finding answers about what happened in Baku.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Driver Ratings

An eventful weekend in Baku full of incident and drama lent the race result an unusual feel, as three drivers scored their first podiums of the year. But it wasn't the eventual race winner who scored top marks in our driver ratings

Wolff: Mercedes form "unacceptable" in F1 title fight

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team’s current performances in Formula 1 are ‘unacceptable’ if it wants to have any hope of beating Red Bull this season.

How three drivers 'won' the Azerbaijan GP

Formula 1's return to Baku after a year away had thrown up an eventful qualifying marred by four red flags, but the race appeared to be running to a familiar Red Bull vs Mercedes template entering the closing stages. That is, until a dramatic conclusion where victory was snatched away from two drivers, before landing in the lap of Sergio Perez

Masi: No reason not to restart Azerbaijan GP after red flag

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi felt there was no reason not to restart Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix despite a red flag with three laps to go.

Leclerc lost race lead to Hamilton after avoiding tree branch

Charles Leclerc has revealed that he lost the lead of Sunday's Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after avoiding a tree branch on track at Turn 15.

Haas: Mazepin move on Schumacher at finish line a ‘misunderstanding’

Haas Formula 1 chief Gunther Steiner says his drivers have “cleared the air” after Mick Schumacher was left fuming over a late move by Nikita Mazepin at the chequered flag in Baku.

Pirelli believes Baku tyre blowouts were caused by debris Azerbaijan GP
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Pirelli believes Baku tyre blowouts were caused by debris

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola believes that the left rear tyres failures experienced by Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll in the Azerbaijan GP could have been the results of cuts caused by debris.

Verstappen: Pirelli will blame debris for Baku F1 tyre blowouts Azerbaijan GP
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Verstappen: Pirelli will blame debris for Baku F1 tyre blowouts

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has hit out at Pirelli after the tyre blowout which cost him the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix win, suggesting the manufacturer will blame debris.

Gasly worried engine problem could cost him podium finish

Pierre Gasly has revealed that he was battling an engine problem during Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix that he feared could cost him a podium finish.

Hamilton explains 'magic button' incident that led to restart off Azerbaijan GP
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Hamilton explains 'magic button' incident that led to restart off

Lewis Hamilton's lock-up at the restart of Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix was caused by him accidentally hitting the 'magic button' on his steering wheel that alters brake balance.

Vettel: Tyre management key to first podium with Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel believes the way he looked after his tyres during his first stint at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was key to his first Formula 1 podium with Aston Martin.

Grand Prix race results: Perez wins Baku F1 race after Verstappen blows tyre

Sergio Perez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku for Red Bull Racing on Sunday, the sixth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season, after longtime leader Max Verstappen blew a tyre and crashed out in the closing stages.

Perez came close to retiring car before late Baku victory

Sergio Perez came close to retiring his car from Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix before snatching a late victory after Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen's tyre failure.

Azerbaijan GP: Perez wins after drama for Verstappen, Hamilton Azerbaijan GP
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Azerbaijan GP: Perez wins after drama for Verstappen, Hamilton

Sergio Perez won Formula 1's 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel after Max Verstappen dramatically retired in a late tyre blowout and Lewis Hamilton's restart overtake went wrong.

Azerbaijan GP under late red flag after Verstappen tyre failure

The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been thrown under a late red flag following a tyre failure for race leader Max Verstappen with four laps to go.

The Azerbaijan GP as it happened

Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku

F1's braking focus behind Baku crash fest, says Ocon

Formula 1’s spate of crashes over the Baku weekend are a consequence of a recent trend of teams and drivers chasing laptime gains under braking, reckons Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.

Gasly "doesn't have an answer" for improved Baku form

Pierre Gasly says has no explanation for why his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has been so competitive in Baku after equalling his best-ever qualifying in fourth for the Azerbaijan GP.

Ferrari planned to use Hamilton’s tow to grab Baku pole

Laurent Mekies has revealed that Ferrari successfully planned to use a tow from Lewis Hamilton to help Charles Leclerc score pole in qualifying for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

"Bored" Wolff yet to decide on F1 flexi-wing protest

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his team has made no decision yet on whether or not it will protest Red Bull’s rear wing at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Leclerc: I don't feel like Ferrari has stolen Baku pole

Charles Leclerc does not feel like Ferrari has “stolen” 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pole, as he believes he could have topped Baku Formula 1 qualifying even without the Q3 stoppage.

How Hamilton recovered from his practice ‘disaster’ in Baku

Without knowing the context of Formula 1 qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, a listen to Lewis Hamilton’s parc ferme radio would suggest he took pole position.

Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 heads to Baku this weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the race in your country.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Leclerc on pole for Baku F1 Azerbaijan GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Leclerc on pole for Baku F1

Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku for Ferrari on Saturday, the sixth round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Perez "very pissed off" to miss out on Baku front row start

Sergio Perez felt “very pissed off” not to qualify on the front row of the Formula 1 grid in Baku on Saturday after a mistake in Q3 left him seventh.

Hamilton says second on Baku grid a "monumental result" Azerbaijan GP
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Hamilton says second on Baku grid a "monumental result"

Lewis Hamilton labelled his front row start for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as a "monumental result", after what he said had been a "disaster" of a Formula 1 weekend.

Binotto leaves pit wall seat as Ferrari completes reshuffle

The Ferrari Formula 1 team has completed a planned reshuffle of its management personnel, with a new strategy structure in place from Azerbaijan this weekend.

Norris: F1 stewards should have rethink after "unfair" penalty

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says that the FIA stewards should have a rethink after he received what he called an "unfair" penalty in Baku.

Norris hit with grid penalty for red-flag infringement Azerbaijan GP
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Norris hit with grid penalty for red-flag infringement

Lando Norris has been handed a three-place grid drop for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as the McLaren Formula 1 driver was adjudged to have contravened red flag regulations.

Alonso: Unfair that drivers causing red flags keep grid positions

Fernando Alonso believes it is "unfair" that Formula 1 drivers who caused red flags by crashing in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix are allowed to keep their grid positions.

Leclerc didn't expect Baku F1 pole after "shit lap" Azerbaijan GP
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Leclerc didn't expect Baku F1 pole after "shit lap"

Charles Leclerc says his surprise pole at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was the result of "quite a shit lap" as the Ferrari Formula 1 driver benefitted from a late red flag in a chaotic session.

Verstappen rues "stupid qualifying" after missing Baku pole

Red Bull's Max Verstappen rued a "stupid" Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying session, as a late red flag meant the Formula 1 championship leader was unable to improve his third-fastest time.

Azerbaijan GP: Leclerc grabs pole after chaotic end to Q3

Charles Leclerc claimed a second successive shock Formula 1 pole as Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying ended in similarly bizarre circumstances to Monaco when a late Q3 stoppage prevented final improvements.

Live: Follow Azerbaijan GP qualifying as it happens

Live updates for Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix final practice and qualifying.

Azerbaijan GP: Gasly tops FP3 as Verstappen crashes

AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly has topped Saturday's third free practice session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as teammate Max Verstappen caused a red flag and Mercedes continued to struggle.

Pirelli pressure hike adds to Baku tyre challenge

Pirelli has upped its minimum rear tyre pressures in Azerbaijan overnight, giving Formula 1 teams an extra challenge ahead of qualifying.

Ferrari won’t be "deluded" by Baku F1 practice form

Ferrari will not be “deluded” by its impressive performance in Friday’s Formula 1 practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, believing its target remains to lead the midfield in Baku.

Mercedes braced for "very difficult" Baku F1 qualifying

Mercedes is braced for a “very difficult” Formula 1 qualifying in Baku after seeing its Monaco struggles continue through practice, reminding Toto Wolff of Singapore 2015.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 travels to Baku this weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch qualifying in your country.