[F1] – Good afternoon dear readers of FormulaPassion.it and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct text of the qualifications of Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2021, sixth stage of the Formula 1 world championship.
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14.31 – An important communication arrives from the FIA: Lando Norris investigated for failing to comply with the red flag.
14.29 – Green light at the end of the pit lane, Q1 restarts. The pilots have 9’22 ”to find the time.
14.27 – So far they have a time the Red Bulls, Ferraris, Alpines, Haas, as well as Vettel and Russell.
14.25 – Haas, therefore, will not monopolize the last row.
14.23 – Giovinazzi returns disconsolate to the pits, accompanied by the Medical Car. The driver is fine but of course his qualifying is over.
14.20 – Antonio Giovinazzi on the wall, still at turn 15.
14.20 – The Red Bulls start dictating the pace: Verstappen in P1 with an excellent time of 1: 41.760, Perez follows him at +0.208
14.19 – Sainz moves to provisional P1 with a time of 1:42.121
14.16 – Russell also on the track, behind Schumacher.
14.15 – Green light at the end of the pit lane, Q1 restarts. The drivers have 13’51 ”to find the time.
14.14 – The green restart light will be given in a minute.
14.12 – Thanks to the interruption due to the Stroll accident, the Williams mechanics have found time to complete the checks on the Mercedes power unit. George Russell will therefore be able to return to the track.
14.09 – Only Leclerc managed to hit a good lap, by the way two tenths faster than 246 thousandths compared to the time obtained in PL3.
14.07 – “I was wrong, guys. I’m sorry“. These are the words of the Canadian, who will therefore start from the last row tomorrow.
14.05 – Qualifying immediately ended for Lance Stroll, who goes to the wall in turn 15, the same as Verstappen and Leclerc.
14.03 – Leclerc’s first chronometric reference, 1:42.532
14.02 – Everyone on the track, only Russell is missing: Mercedes engine problems
14.01 – Immediately big traffic on the track, Mazepin in the radio team says: “What a mess, guys“.
14.00 – Green light at the end of the pit lane, Q1 begins.
13.55 – The concentration of Hamilton, who, taking advantage of a great trail, managed to get the third position in PL3. Will Mercedes be able to get back on top? It is very close to find out.
13.50 – All ready in AlphaTauri for qualifying.
13.45 – 27 ° the air temperature, 50 ° that of the asphalt. There are 15 minutes left for qualifying.
13.40 – The clues that PL3 have given us in view of qualifying, which will start in 20 minutes. Naturally by our Federico Albano
Baku: anything can happen in qualifying
13.30 – The controversy regarding flexible wings continues.
On the wings of controversy
13.20 – Mercedes has found time to joke during the wanderings of PL3 to say the least.
Baku, Mercedes and social irony: “Inverted grid, listen to us”
13.10 – Obviously the twist of PL3 was Max Verstappen’s accident. The Red Bull RB16-B # 33 arrived in the pits shortly after 12, so the mechanics have almost two hours to repair the damage sustained in the impact against the Curva-15 barriers.
Baku, PL3: Verstappen come Leclerc, a muro in curva 15 – VIDEO
13.00 – Let’s start our report by starting from what happened in the morning in PL3. Here you will find the direct written, below the results with the surprise Pierre Gasly in front of everyone.
Azerbaijan GP 2021 – Results PL3