Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2016

Top ten pictures from the 2016 European Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 European Grand Prix weekend.

Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Baku City Circuit, 2016

A UNESCO world heritage site is not something you would normally expect to form part of a Formula One circuit. Here Felipe Nasr explores Baku’s circuit.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016

The weekend got off to a frustrating start for Nico Rosberg after a power unit problem.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Romain Grosjean, Haas, Baku City Circuit, 2016

Baku’s low-grip surface and long acceleration zones plus Pirelli’s conservative tyre selection made for a weekend of heavy lock-ups. Romain Grosjean seemed to suffer more than most.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Baku City Circuit, 2016

After a crash in practice Daniel Ricciardo snatched a place on the front row.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Baku City Circuit, 2016

The light conditions became challenging for drivers late in the day.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016

A scruffy qualifying session for Lewis Hamilton ended when he clipped a barrier at turn ten, breaking his suspension.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Baku City Circuit, 2016

Hamilton relaxes during the drivers’ parade.

Start

Start, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Start, Baku City Circuit, 2016

Rosberg headed off the threat from Ricciardo at the start and after that his rivals could only look on as the Mercedes gradually disappeared.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Baku City Circuit, 2016

Carlos Sainz Jnr and Felipe Massa pass each other at Baku’s unusual two-way section.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2016
Sergio Perez, Force India, Baku City Circuit, 2016

For the second time in three races, Sergio Perez enjoyed a champagne shower on the podium.

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3 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 European Grand Prix”

  1. That Daniel Ricciardo pic is incredible. Would have been even better if it was not as blurry.

    1. It seems that they cropped the picture, I guess it’s pretty hard to get the car in frame at the exact moment they pass by so they cut it later.

      1. Yea thats possible. Be that as it may, F1 car leaving a sparkling trail looks excellent.

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