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Azerbaijan GP (2019)

Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
25 Apr - 28 Apr
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Gasly now feeling "a lot better" with Red Bull car

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says he made a step forward with the RB15 in Baku, even though his improved pace went unrewarded.

Baku to reimburse Williams for drain cover accident damage

Azerbaijan Grand Prix officials have confirmed that Williams will get compensation for the damage caused to George Russell's car when it hit a loose drain cover last weekend.

Stroll Sr "couldn't be happier" with Racing Point's Baku effort

Racing Point Formula 1 team owner Lawrence Stroll says he "couldn't be happier" with how the outfit performed in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Kvyat urges Toro Rosso to look into sudden pace drop-off

Daniil Kvyat says Toro Rosso needs to investigate why its pace disappeared at the start of the race in Azerbaijan, after a strong showing through practice and qualifying.

Hulkenberg had "no weapons" in puzzling Azerbaijan GP

Nico Hulkenberg says he had “no weapons” with which to fight in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the Renault Formula 1 team suffered a poor weekend.

Hamilton "didn't deliver perfectly" in Baku

Lewis Hamilton admits he "didn't deliver perfectly" in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend, and says he won't take his defeat versus Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas "lightly".

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Five things we learned from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was characterised by another case of Mercedes maximising its chances to take first and second, while Ferrari missed out on another opportunity to claw back points.

Ferrari's tyre woes "nothing to do" with upgrade - Binotto

Ferrari's struggles with Pirelli's Formula 1 tyres in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had “nothing to do” with its Baku upgrades, according to team boss Mattia Binotto.

Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend is over

George Russell was relieved to see Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend end after a mix of illness, his bizarre practice incident with a drain cover and Williams’s performance.

Brawn defends Ferrari's Baku qualifying tyre strategy

Formula 1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has defended Ferrari’s decision to use medium tyres in Q2 in Azerbaijan – even though the move triggered Charles Leclerc’s crash that derailed its weekend.

Ranking F1's most and least improved teams in 2019

While the battle between Ferrari and Mercedes at the front of the Formula 1 field has occupied the spotlight, our technical expert has been analysing performance trends across the entire grid - and the team that's made the biggest gains isn't one you'd expect.

Ricciardo "gutted" his "silly mistake" spoiled Renault recovery

Daniel Ricciardo believes Renault would have had an “upbeat” finish to its difficult Formula 1 weekend in Azerbaijan had he not gone off and then reversed into Daniil Kvyat.

Azerbaijan GP: Best of team radio

Selection of team radio transcripts from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the fourth round of 2019 Formula 1 season.

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Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Wolff says four one-two finishes "flatter" Mercedes

Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff says four one-two finishes at the start of the 2019 season "flatters us”, after making history in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Grosjean: Haas struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying"

Romain Grosjean has described the repeat of Haas Formula 1 team's tyre struggles in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as "not too surprising" but "f***ing annoying".

Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings

"Mysterious" performances, lacklustre drives and some very costly errors prompted several low scores in our Baku ratings - but one driver in a midfield team proved flawless

Alfa knew about Raikkonen's front wing issue before Baku

Kimi Raikkonen says his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of an issue with the C38's front wing at the Chinese Grand Prix, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement in time for the Baku race.

Why three teams had the speed to win in Baku

Although Mercedes scored a fourth straight one-two in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, this was a race that not only Ferrari but also Red Bull could've won in slightly different circumstances.

Norris escaped “big hit” during closing stages in Baku

McLaren’s Lando Norris admits he was “nervous” about potentially losing his top-10 finish after hitting the wall in the late stages of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton wants dashboard change after VSC time loss

Lewis Hamilton says he wants to make some steering wheel display changes to prevent a repeat of the time loss he suffered under Formula 1’s virtual safety car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

F1 Debrief: All you need to know after the Azerbaijan GP

Good morning. Welcome to our F1 Debrief after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – your quick wrap-up of all the important stories that have taken place in the last 24 hours.

Azerbaijan GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari).

Leclerc: Slow late-race stint "not our real pace"

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says his muted pace in the closing laps of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was not representative, dismissing suggestions that his SF90 was struggling on softs.