Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Baku City Circuit, 2018

2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid

2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Row 11. Sebastian Vettel 1’41.498
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’41.677
Row 23. Valtteri Bottas 1’41.837
4. Daniel Ricciardo 1’41.911
Red Bull
Row 35. Max Verstappen 1’41.994
Red Bull
6. Kimi Raikkonen 1’42.490
Row 47. Esteban Ocon 1’42.523
Force India
8. Sergio Perez 1’42.547
Force India
Row 59. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’43.351
10. Lance Stroll 1’43.585
Row 611. Sergey Sirotkin 1’43.886
12. Fernando Alonso 1’44.019
Row 713. Charles Leclerc 1’44.074
14. Nico Hulkenberg* 1’43.066
Row 815. Kevin Magnussen 1’44.759
16. Stoffel Vandoorne 1’44.489
Row 917. Pierre Gasly 1’44.496
Toro Rosso
18. Marcus Ericsson 1’45.541
Row 1019. Brendon Hartley** 1’57.354
Toro Rosso
20. Romain Grosjean*** No time

*Five-place penalty for gearbox change penalty applied
**Outside 107% of the Q1 time but given permission to start as he set representative times in practice
***Did not set a time in Q1 but given permission to start as he set representative times in practice. Five-place penalty for gearbox change penalty applied

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35 comments on “2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid”

  1. The first time this season that a pole time from last season didn’t get beaten. Of course, Kimi had to mess up the last proper corner of the circuit after having gone purple in both S1 and S2, LOL.

  2. Typical Raikkonen. About to be 1st, but loses his composure and comes 6th.

    1. @mashiat It’s so annoying too. He clearly has very good pace this season…

  3. Arghhh. No Kimi, nooooooo…

  4. Lewis on the front row. I see a full race battle tomorrow.

  5. Detractors complain about Vettel being given preferential treatment… for the sake of argument, this is exactly why; for the most part he doesn’t bin it at crucial moments *facepalm*

  6. What happened to Hulk? Does he have a grid penalty? I was listening to radio a while ago and he was in P3.

    1. @phil-f1-21 Yes, a 5-place grid drop penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

    2. @phil-f1-21 He has a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

    3. @phil-f1-21 He has a 5-place penalty for a gearbox change.

      1. OK thanks all.

      2. @neutronstar Did you just copy my comment? Not being accusatory or anything, just found it kinda hilarious and odd.

        1. @mashiat I’m sorry, but my comment has originality that yours simply lacks. I subtly omitted the redundant word “grid” from mine, and I deserve unanimous praise for the sheer inventiveness and originality of that action. I’m sure Keith will award me with the COTD in the next round-up, even though my comment is actually a reply to a parent comment.

          1. @neutronstar: Well, I don’t know about your previous comment, but your last is definitely COTD for me XDDD

          2. @neutronstar Just like how we used to get around plagarism in school.

    4. @phil-f1-21 in case you hadn’t got the message yet, he has a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change! :)

    5. Wow, there’s quite an echo here :-)

    6. ….so does he have a 5-place grid penalty? Did I hear this correct?

      1. 5-second penalty if you read this article ;)

    7. Just to assure you, he has a 5 place grid penalty for a gearbox change

      1. @johnmilk I think he has a 5 place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

    8. @ Phil Norman: just to remind you – He has a 5-place penalty for a gearbox change.

    9. @phil-f1-21 He has taken a 5 place grid drop for changing his gearbox early

    10. Actually he has been given a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change

    11. @phil-f1-21 I’m wondering too, please do tell me when you find out!

    12. @phil-f1-21 Actually He has a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

    13. He has a 5-place grid drop penalty for causing too many comments on Racefans.

  7. come tinfoil hat men and explain to me how ferrari messed up kimi’s lap to help seb

    1. ….they said “Kimi go faster” and he did and he messed up the corner….Its obvious mate :)

    2. They told him on the radio they were out of ice-cream

  8. Sorry Q3.

  9. Williams up, Toro Rosso and Haas, down, McLaren stuck.

  10. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
    28th April 2018, 16:05

    So Williams has a bad car and the worst drivers. From the end of last year, many thought McLaren was one of the best chassis. Mclaren now have Renault and both Williams beat both McLarens. Stroll must be better then Alonso!

    Not really.

    But I don’t think McLaren are doing a great job and they cannot always blame the engine they use. They were not great in 2014 and they then were using Mercedes (which clearly was the best engine that year).

  11. Mad Max has 4 cars in front of him on the grid, including his teammate. The Safety Car drivers could be busy.

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