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TIMETABLE TV8 QUALIFYING GP AZERBAIJAN 2021 F1
FP3 TIMES AND TODAY’S QUALIFICATIONS (SATURDAY 5 JUNE)
THE CHRONICLE OF THE FP2 OF THE 2021 AZARBAIJAN F1 GP
RESULTS AND FP2 RANKING
THE CHRONICLE OF FP1: LECLERC AND SAINZ BEHIND VERSTAPPEN
FERRARI IN FIGHT WITH MCLAREN, BUT SAINZ AND LECLERC HOPE FOR SOMETHING BETTER
THE FERRARI CONTINUES TO GROW: THE SECRETS OF THE GOOD MOMENT
CHARLES LECLERC: “BETTER THAN EXPECTED. THE ERROR? I PUSHED TO THE MAXIMUM “
CARLOS SAINZ: “WE ARE FASTER THAN EXPECTED”
LAURENT MEKIES: “POLEMIC ABOUT WINGS? FERRARI THINKS OF ITSELF “
MERCEDES IN APPARENT DIFFICULTY IN BAKU
FLEXIBLE WINGS VIDEO FORBIDDEN: WHAT CAN YOU DO? BATTLE BETWEEN MERCEDES AND FERRARI
VIDEO TOTO WOLFF, COMPLAINTS ABOUT ALI AND RED BULL
VIDEO CHRISTIAN HORNER ATTACKS TOTO WOLFF
THE STATEMENTS OF LEWIS HAMILTON
THE STATEMENTS BY VALTTERI BOTTAS
THE STATEMENTS OF MAX VERSTAPPEN
THE STATEMENTS OF LANDO NORRIS
THE STATEMENTS OF DANIEL RICCIARDO
THE STATEMENTS BY FERNANDO ALONSO
THE DECLARATIONS OF ANTONIO GIOVINAZZI
THE STATEMENTS OF SEBASTIAN VETTEL
THE DECLARATIONS OF PIERRE GASLY
THE STATEMENTS BY KIMI RAIKKONEN
THE COMBINED CLASSIFICATION OF FREE TRIAL TIMES
SINGAPORE GP CANCELED
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15.09 The long-run simulation of Leclerc at Ferrari is alarming, in great difficulty from the point of view of tire wear as the laps pass after a couple of very fast time trials at the start of the stint.
15.07 More uncertainty regarding the flying lap, with Mercedes very far in the standings and a Ferrari very close to Red Bull. Tomorrow, however, the values on the field could change considerably, with McLaren expected to enter the battle up front.
15.05 On the race pace Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton made the difference compared to the rest of the competition, but Ferrari closes this Friday in Baku as the third force on the field.
15.03 Below is the final classification of the second free practice session in Baku:
1 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing1:42.115 4
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.101 3
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.128 6
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari + 0.321 5
5 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+0.419 5
6 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+0.578 3
7 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing + 0.826 3
8 Country NORRIS McLaren + 0.903 4
9 Esteban OCON Alpine+0.905 3
10 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri + 1.015 4
11 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+1.041 3
12 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.105 4
13 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren + 1,183 4
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+1.697 3
15 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+1.766 4
16 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes + 2.069 4
17 George RUSSELL Williams+2.442 4
18 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+3.448 3
19 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+3.980 3
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+4.868
15.00 CHESS FLAG !! Hamilton has an excellent signal with a last lap in 1’46 “8, while Sainz prints a fantastic 1’45” 8 with new medium tires (just fitted).
14.58 Leclerc found a lot of traffic in the last minutes and was unable to confirm himself stably on competitive times. Very constant Hamilton in 1’47 ″ 0 always on medium tires.
14.57 Red Bull impressive on the race pace with soft tires: last lap in 1’46 “5 for Perez, 1’46” 8 for Verstappen.
14.55 Nice lap for Sergio Perez in 1’46 ″ 6. Last five minutes of FP2 before the checkered flag.
14.54 Impressive pace by Verstappen, constantly improving despite the softer tire. Hamilton also very well in 1’47 ″ 0 with the yellow band (medium) compound.
14.52 Red Bull in this phase is slightly faster than the competition on the pace, but Hamilton begins to get into gear and falls below 1’47 “with medium tires.
14.50 Friday indecipherable at Mercedes. Bottas and Hamilton do not impress on the pace, while Red Bull has a strong start and Perez immediately drops below 1’47 ”.
14.48 The race pace simulation of Red Bull begins with soft rubber. Sainz launches in 1’47 ″ 3.
14.47 Norris stable in 1’47 “on soft rubber, while Leclerc slows down after an excellent first lap and crosses the finish line in 1’47” 9.
14.45 Carlos Sainz changes tires and goes to the average like Leclerc, who launches in 1’46 “6 proving to be faster than Norris with a disadvantage compound.
14.43 Norris drops in 1’47 ″ 0 with McLaren. Waiting for the first feedback from the other top teams on the race pace.
14.42 Differentiated work program at Ferrari: medium tire for Leclerc, soft for Sainz.
14.41 Last lap in 1’47 ″ 6 for Lando Norris with soft rubber, as an attack lap of the long-run.
14.40 Once the qualifying simulation for most of the drivers is archived, the first long-runs with a high fuel load begin.
14.38 UPDATED RANKING TIMES:
1 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing1:42.115 2
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.101 2
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.128 3
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari + 0.321 2
5 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+0.419 2
6 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+0.578 2
7 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing + 0.826 2
8 Country NORRIS McLaren + 0.903 3
9 Esteban OCON Alpine+0.905 2
10 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri + 1.015 2
11 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+1.041 2
12 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.105 3
13 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren + 1,183 2
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+1.697 2
15 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+1.766 2
16 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes + 2.069 2
17 George RUSSELL Williams+2.442 2
18 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+3.448 2
19 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+3.980 2
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+4.868
14.36 Max Verstappen in the meantime completes the one-two Red Bulls and joins Perez in 1’42 ″ 216, preceding both Ferraris.
14.34 Mercedes colorless so far, but it is still early to draw conclusions about the potential of the W12 in Baku.
14.32 Here comes the Red Bull answer! Sergio Perez flies to the top of the standings in 1’42 ″ 115 trimming Sainz 128 thousandths, while Verstappen improves and can further raise the bar.
14.30 Leclerc makes a mistake, goes long in braking and damages the front wing of his Ferrari while he was lapping very hard. The Monegasque still manages to reverse and bring the car back to the pits.
14.28 Perez climbs to third place with Red Bull at 383 thousandths from Sainz, but Gasly does even better and takes AlphaTauri to third place with 0.291 of gap from the top.
14.26 Very good Giovinazzi !! Third time for the blue of Alfa Romeo at 698 thousandths from the top with the absolute record in T3.
14.24 Nice progress by both Reds !! Carlos Sainz in the lead in 1’42 ″ 243 with 193 thousandths of advantage over Leclerc also thanks to an excellent wake on the straight in T3. We now await the response from McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull.
14.22 The two Ferraris launch for the first time-attack with soft rubber, we are waiting for the first chronometric feedback.
14.21 WE START !!! Everyone on the track with red rubber for the qualifying simulation!
14.13 One-two Ferraris !!! Carlos Sainz stops the clock in 1’43 ″ 162 and beats Leclerc by 48 thousandths with the same compound, also thanks to a good wake on the forehand.
14.11 UPDATED RANKING TIMES:
1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari1: 43.210 1
2 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+0.006 1
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.158 1
4 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+0.447 1
5 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren + 0.685 1
6 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.781 1
7 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.862 1
8 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing + 0.970 1
9 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+1.263 1
10 Country NORRIS McLaren + 1.379 1
11 George RUSSELL Williams+1.815 1
12 Esteban OCON Alpine+1.902 1
13 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+2.071 1
14 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing + 2.446 1
15 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes + 2.571 1
16 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri + 2.630 1
17 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+2.778 1
18 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+3.773 1
19 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+4.852 1
20 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+5.077 1
14.09 LECLERC IN THE HEAD !!! 1’43 ″ 210 for the Monegasque of Ferrari, who precedes Gasly by 6 thousandths and Verstappen by a tenth and a half.
14.07 Sainz sets the pace in 1’44 ″ 0 ahead of Perez, Raikkonen, Leclerc and Gasly. Meanwhile Verstappen and Hamilton are launched with yellow tires (medium).
14.05 Immediately a long break at turn 1 for Valtteri Bottas on the first lap. Times still very high in this phase.
14.04 Medium tires for everyone except Stroll, Mick Schumacher, Vettel (hard) and Alonso (soft).
14.02 Track immediately very crowded: 16 cars already engaged in the first run, but soon the last four drivers will also come out of the pits.
14.01 Alpine wastes no time and immediately takes to the track with Ocon, who takes advantage of the pit lane exit for a starting test.
14.00 GREEN LIGHT!! The 60 minutes of the second free practice session of the Azerbaijan GP begin.
13.57 Crucial set-up choices in Baku, where it is really difficult to find a balanced set-up capable of competing in all sectors of the circuit. Red Bull opted for a very low rear wing this morning to make up for a deficit in the Honda power-unit compared to the Mercedes one.
13.54 We will see if some teams will begin to work in qualifying on a possible strategy linked to the game of trails, which in Baku can really make a big difference in terms of timing on the very long straight of the Azerbaijani track.
13.51 60 minutes are very important and already indicative enough in view of the rest of the weekend. First phase dedicated as usual to time-attacks, while in the final there will be space for race pace simulations.
13.47 This instead is the World Constructors’ classification:
1 RED BULL RACING HONDA 149
2 MERCEDES 148
3 MCLAREN MERCEDES 80
4 FERRARI 78
5 ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 19
6 ALPHATAURI HONDA 18″
7 ALPINE RENAULT 17
8 ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1
9 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 0
10 HAAS FERRARI 0
Chronicle FP1 – FP1 times classification
Hello and welcome to LIVE LIVE for free practice 2 of the Azerbaijan GP 2021, sixth stage of the F1 World Championship which takes place on the Baku street circuit. After the morning session that outlined which are the first values in the field, the drivers will have at their disposal another hour to continue with the development of their cars and to improve the feeling with the track in view of tomorrow’s qualifying and Sunday’s race. It will be an extremely important session, given that it takes place at the same time as Sunday’s GP.
Ferrari wants to continue in the wake of the good things shown in the morning. The Scuderia di Maranello is growing as it had already shown in Montecarlo a couple of weeks ago and the results of the morning confirm the good moment: Charles Leclerc is second in FPO1 just 43 thousandths behind Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz is third at 0.337 from the Dutch. The two Mercedes are in trouble: Lewis Hamilton is only seventh at 0.709, Valtteri Bottas is even ninth at 1.707.
OA Sport offers you LIVE LIVE from free practice 2 of the Azerbaijan GP 2021, sixth stage of the F1 World Championship that takes place on the Baku street circuit: news in real time, minute by minute, lap after lap, so as not to miss anything. It starts at 14.00 and will go on until 15.00. Have a good fun.