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Azerbaijan GP (2017)

Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
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Palmer: F1 weekends "can't get worse" than Baku

Jolyon Palmer says Formula 1 weekends “can’t get worse” than his disastrous Azerbaijan Grand Prix outing, which ended in an early retirement with an engine issue.

Baku wants date return in future after 2018 switch

Azerbaijan GP organisers are happy with their Formula 1 race being moved to April for 2018, but would prefer to retake their original June slot going forward.

Villeneuve: Stroll podium doesn't change "pathetic" earlier form

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve stands by his criticism of Lance Stroll's pre-Baku performances, despite the rookie's breakthrough podium in Azerbaijan.

Stewart brands Vettel “irresponsible” for Baku swipe at Hamilton

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart says Sebastian Vettel made “a large mistake” when he banged wheels under safety car conditions with Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Frustrated Kvyat urges Toro Rosso to sort out reliability

A frustrated Daniil Kvyat has called on his Toro Rosso team to improve reliability on his side of the garage, as he feels frequent mechanical issues are stopping him from showing his “full potential”.

Story behind the photo: Dan the Man’s crazy victory

After every grand prix, ace photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Images gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to cover Formula 1 from behind the lens.

Massa column: My regret over a race I could have won

There was a point in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where I thought it was going to be one of the races that would be one of the most memorable of my career.

Vandoorne column: Vettel/Hamilton emotions are what fans want

In his latest column, Stoffel Vandoorne reflects on another tough weekend in Baku, and gives his take on the controversy involving Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton that has dominated headlines.

Grosjean: “I need to be better” at managing brake problems

Romain Grosjean has admitted he needs to get better at driving around the persistent brake issues that have plagued his Haas Formula 1 car.

Mercedes to change headrest pin design after Baku problem

Mercedes is to make changes to the locking mechanism of its headrest in time for the Austrian Grand Prix in a bid to ensure there is no repeat of the problem that cost Lewis Hamilton victory in Baku.

Button urges F1 to "move on" from Vettel controversy

Former world champion Jenson Button has urged Formula 1 chiefs to "move on" over the Sebastian Vettel controversy, despite a looming FIA investigation.

Verstappen's pain "compounded" by Ricciardo success - Horner

Max Verstappen's frustration at his Red Bull car's most recent mechanical failure in Baku is made worse by Daniel Ricciardo's strong run of Formula 1 results, says Christian Horner.

Tech analysis: How top teams reacted to Baku layout headache

Formula 1's leading teams Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull all brought wing updates to the Azerbaijan GP, looking for a trade-off between drag and downforce at the atypical venue.

FIA launches investigation into Vettel clash with Hamilton

The FIA has decided to hold a formal investigation into whether or not further action is required against Sebastian Vettel following his controversial clash with Lewis Hamilton behind the safety car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Baku comeback a lesson in not giving up, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says that the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was a lesson in not giving up, after he came back from being 20th and a lap down to take a sensational second place.

Sainz calls for rethink of "dangerous" Baku restarts

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz has lobbied for changes to be made to safety car restarts in Baku, as he believes they created a “dangerous situation” in the 2017 race.

Why F1 title battle goes beyond just the drivers falling out

It's not just Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel who are at war in the F1 title fight; top brass and technical staff at Mercedes and Ferrari have rolled up their sleeves too...

Honda "very relieved" after McLaren's Baku points

Yusuke Hasegawa said he was “very relieved” as Fernando Alonso scored McLaren-Honda’s first Formula 1 points of the 2017 season in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Damper failure cost Massa Baku win, reckons Lowe

Felipe Massa was on course for victory in Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix before a failure on the damper system locked the rear suspension solid, according to Paddy Lowe. 

Hamilton: Vettel controversy shows Ferrari feeling the pressure

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes has taken encouragement from Sebastian Vettel’s behaviour in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix – because it shows that the German and Ferrari are feeling the pressure.

Villeneuve: Vettel swipe was 'ugly' but no big deal

Jacques Villeneuve has come out in defence of Sebastian Vettel after the German's lunge at Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan GP.

Verstappen gutted by Baku exit, makes simulator joke over engine

Max Verstappen says he was gutted by his latest reliability setback in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, a race which he could “easily imagine” going on to win.

Five things we learned from the Azerbaijan GP’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley gives his views as the world title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel suddenly turned nasty.

Ferrari doesn't want war of words with Mercedes

Ferrari says it is not interested in getting involved in a war of words with Formula 1 title rivals Mercedes despite the controversy of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.