In the round-up: Ricciardo: Post-Monaco sim work paying off in Baku • Baku pit entry ‘scary and ridiculously wrong’ – Rosberg • Belgian and Dutch rounds firming up
The fight for pole position in Baku looks to be between the Red Bull drivers as Lewis Hamilton’s radio messages revealed just how lost Mercedes are.
After two frustrating practice sessions, Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes’ pace at Baku shows they have a serious problem.
Sergio Perez led a one-two for Red Bull in second practice, while the highest-placed Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton was a lowly 11th.
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Liam Lawson has taken Formula 2 pole after a clean, closely fought session where he battled for fastest time with team mate Juri Vips.
Monaco Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen got his weekend at the Baku City Circuit off to a promising start by leading the first practice session.
Yuki Tsunoda didn’t enjoy his first experience of the strict new training regime his team put him on after he moved to Italy last week.
In the round-up: Alonso “definitely very impressed” by Russell • Sainz “still angry about Saturday” on Monaco podium • Mexico City mayor says grand prix is on
Antonio Giovinazzi is keen to extend his contract with Alfa Romeo after scoring the team’s first point of 2021 at the Monaco Grand Prix.
George Russell and Nicholas Latifi have said that strong winds around Baku today created ‘tunnels’ around the circuit, through its narrower street sections.
The 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be run in considerably warmer conditions than its last edition, in 2019.
In the round-up: More points possible for Alfa Romeo in “chaotic” Baku race – Vasseur • Hamilton defends ‘courageous’ Osaka • Wolff: Junior series must become more affordable
Former HWA racer Matteo Nannini, who was replaced by Jack Aitken for the Monaco F2 round, will return to the series at Campos in Baku this weekend.
Mercedes have signed Chinese kart racer Yuanpu Cui to their junior development programme.
Mercedes and McLaren remain dissatisfied rival teams are able to continue using rear wing designs which they believe flout the regulations.
Mercedes have explained a slight misalignment between wheel gun and wheel nut caused the machining effect that made it impossible to remove Valtteri Bottas’ wheel.
Sebastian Vettel said he knew his overtake on Pierre Gasly through Beau Rivage would be close – but didn’t realise just how close they came.
In the round-up: Haas are where we were two years ago – Russell • Vettel: I knew I could make a difference here • Alonso hopes Sainz wins for Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton complained Mercedes should have delayed his first pit stop – but according to team CEO Toto Wolff, that wasn’t an option.