Azerbaijan
Event

Azerbaijan GP (2017)

Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
23 Jun - 25 Jun
Event finished

Red Bull’s pace is real, says Vettel and Mercedes duo

Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel believe that Formula 1 rival Red Bull’s impressive pace in Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice is genuine. 

Hamilton: Baku tyre "nightmare" makes no sense

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has expressed his bewilderment at the tyre situation at Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he insisted that the compounds brought to Baku by Pirelli are too hard.

Massa says Williams "in the fight" despite P11

Felipe Massa is upbeat about the form of Williams in Baku despite finishing FP2 in 11th place after he was hampered by traffic and yellow flags on new tyres.

Verstappen hails best Friday of 2017 despite "weird" crash

Max Verstappen hailed Friday practice for Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Red Bull's best session of the year despite crashing late on.

Azerbaijan GP: Verstappen quickest in FP2 before crashing out

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen completed a Friday clean sweep by topping an error-laden FP2 at Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, a session he himself capped off with a last-second crash.

Azerbaijan GP: Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2, Perez crashes in FP1

Max Verstappen headed a Red Bull one-two in opening free practice session for Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Azerbaijan GP

A selection of the best technical images from the Azerbaijan GP courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT Images.

Azerbaijan GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari), Stoffel VANDOORNE (McLaren), Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Esteban OCON (Force India), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas).

Haas to use 'spotters' in Baku qualifying

The Haas Formula 1 team is to use IndyCar-style 'spotters' at this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a bid to avoid the problems it has suffered with traffic in qualifying.

Alonso, Vandoorne set for grid penalties in Baku

Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne are set to both receive grid penalties for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Honda was forced to fit new engine elements.

Force India sticks to "no team orders" for Baku

Sergio Perez says Force India has decided against making any change to its team orders strategy, despite the controversy surrounding him staying in front of Esteban Ocon in Canada a fortnight ago.

F1 tweaks blue flag rules for Azerbaijan GP

Formula 1’s blue flag procedures have been tweaked for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix following recent complaints from drivers about the difficulties of lapping traffic this year.

Baku F1 organisers say push to avoid Le Mans clash paying off

Baku Grand Prix organisers say that their push to avoid a Le Mans clash this year is paying off, with ticket sales and interest in their race up 2017.

Baku pushing for date change to avoid Le Mans clash

Baku's Formula 1 chiefs are pushing for a date change for next year's race to avoid a clash with Le Mans, as they await news from the FIA on whether they can rename their event as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.