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14.44: Hamilton therefore gave a good answer on his being ready. We will see how Red Bull will respond in Q2.
14.41: Latifi, Mick Schumacher, Mazepin, Stroll and Giovinazzi eliminated.
14.39: Below is the ranking at the end of Q1:
1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes1:41.545 3
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.215 3
3 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.423 3
4 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.576 3
5 Country NORRIS McLaren + 0.622 3
6 Charles LECLERC Ferrari + 0.696 3
7 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+0.743 3
8 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren + 0.759 3
9 Esteban OCON Alpine+0.881 2
10 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+0.915 3
11 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri + 0.976 3
12 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes + 1.156 3
13 George RUSSELL Williams+1.183 2
14 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing + 1,378 3
15 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+1.389 3
16 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+1.583 3
17 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+2.613 3
18 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+2.693 3
19 Lance STROLL Aston Martin- – 1
20 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing – – 2
14.37: Hamilton rings the bell and goes to the top with a time of 1’41 ″ 545 to precede Max Verstappen by 0 ″ 215 and 0 ″ 423. Sainz is fourth at 0 ″ 576 and Leclerc is fifth at 0 ″ 696.
14.36: Below is the updated order of times:
1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing1:41.760 3
2 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.208 3
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.361 3
4 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+0.401 3
5 Charles LECLERC Ferrari + 0.481 3
6 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren + 0.544 3
7 Esteban OCON Alpine+0.666 2
8 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+0.674 3
9 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes + 0.941 3
10 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+0.966 3
11 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri + 1.117 3
12 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+1.174 3
13 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.316 3
14 Country NORRIS McLaren + 1,350 3
15 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+1.368 3
16 George RUSSELL Williams+2.018 2
17 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+2.478 3
18 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+2.494 3
19 Lance STROLL Aston Martin- – 1
20 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing – – 2
14.34: Max Verstappen remains at the top with a time of 1’41 “760 to precede by 0” 208 Perez. Sainz is third at 0 ″ 361 to precede Hamilton and Leclerc.
14.32: Lando Norris will be investigated, in the meantime, for not respecting the red flag regime. We will know more about it later …
2.30 pm: We start again! Everyone on the track in search of time.
14.29: Great chance for Williams who has Russell in eighth position, after starting the session late due to technical problems in the morning.
14.27: Q1 will resume and they will miss the 9’22 “gloss.
14.25: Below is the updated order of times:
1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing1:41.760 2
2 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.208 2
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari + 0.361 2
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari + 0.481 2
5 Esteban OCON Alpine+0.666 2
6 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+0.966 2
7 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+1.174 2
8 George RUSSELL Williams+2.420 2
9 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+2.494 2
10 Nikita MAZEPIN Haas F1 Team+2.521 2
11 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri- – 2
12 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes- – 1
13 Country NORRIS McLaren- – 2
14 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri- – 2
15 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren- – 2
16 Lance STROLL Aston Martin- – 2
17 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes- – 2
18 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Alfa Romeo Racing- – 2
19 Nicholas LATIFI Williams- – 2
20 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing – 1
14.22: ATTENTION, YOUNG PEOPLE WALL !!! Always deadly curve-15 and new red flag!
14.20: The first time trials arrive with Max Verstappen in 1’41 ″ 760 to precede by 0 ″ 208, 0 ″ 361 Sainz and 0 ″ 481.
14.18: All at the maximum in this attempt in Q1.
2.15pm: We start again! Qualifying restarts, there are 13’40 ”left at the end of Q1.
14.10: The track marshals at work to clean the track.
14.08: Everyone in the pits waiting to resume.
14.05: The only one who was able to close his lap with a time is Leclerc in 1’42 “532 and now the red flag.
14.04: ATTENTION! Stroll against the low wall of Turn 15 and thus ends his qualification.
14.03: Leclerc and Ferrari to pull the group with the soft.
14.02: Complicated conditions on this track: very slippery asphalt and error around the corner.
14.01: All in line and let’s start. Heavy traffic on the track …
14.00: AWAY TO THE QUALIFICATIONS !!!
13.57: The internal combustion engine must, in addition to guaranteeing an important amount of horsepower for over 70% of the revolution where the throttle valve is completely open, have a very high efficiency since fuel consumption on the Baku track is perhaps the factor most critical technician. To cover the 51 laps of 6,001 kilometers, all the kilograms of fuel allowed by the regulation will be needed.
13.54: The Baku circuit is the track where the hybrid part has the greatest weight in a lap around the world: more than 3%. In Baku it will be crucial to have an efficient recovery of electricity by the MGU-H electric motor. In addition to the hybrid part, it will be essential to have a very efficient endothermic part.
13.51: At the aerodynamic level, the teams will have to find the right aerodynamic compromise to be fast on the main straight and to have the right downforce in the driven sections. Precisely for this reason that it will be essential to have a car with high aerodynamic efficiency that will allow even with a “little wing” to generate the correct aerodynamic load to warm up the tires correctly. We will most likely see on many cars the rear wings that are more discharged than those used in the first races.
13.48: Precisely because of this slow part and the numerous 90 ° curves, it is not possible to opt for an aerodynamic configuration that is too low in favor of the long straight in the third sector.
13.45: From a technical point of view, the Baku track is certainly not an exciting circuit even if, in previous editions, it has always given us very interesting races. The best part, especially from a photographic point of view, is the area close to the fortifications of the old city, between curves 8 and 12, but with a roadway that is too narrow given the new widths of the cars.
13.42: The Azerbaijan circuit is 6,003 meters long and consists of 12 left and 8 right turns. A very interesting feature of this track is the starting straight which measures 2.2 km which will greatly stress both the endothermic and the hybrid part of the Power Units.
13.39: Alfa Romeo seems to have what it takes to compete for access to Q3 together with these teams, while Aston Martin, Williams and Haas suffered heavy delays from the midfield in the qualifying simulation in FP2.
13.36: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will have to play a perfect session at the wheel of the SF21 in order to precede other possible rivals such as the two Alpines, Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri and Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren.
13.33. The championship leader has therefore suffered a great opportunity to try to stretch in the general standings on his direct rival Lewis Hamilton, who was very late yesterday in the standings as regards the qualifying simulation.
13.30: Red Bull is currently the big favorite for pole position and for the front row with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, in light of a good pace on the flying lap and a very competitive pace in long-runs on equal terms with other competitors.
13.27: As seen in the three free practice sessions, it looks like a duel between Red Bull and the ubiquitous Mercedes (despite not being shining) on the Baku track, but Ferrari and McLaren will try to mess up the plans, with a shift that announces how much never unpredictable.
13.24: In the previous three of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the pole position was won by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, once each, while in 2016 with the name of the European Grand Prix, the pole position was won by Nico Rosberg.
13.21: Q1 will start at 14.00 Italian (16.00 Azerbaijani) and will open the curtain on a session of capital importance.
13.18: After the third free practice session held this morning, the drivers sharpen their weapons in view of qualifying, which will make up the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.
1.15pm: Hello and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying, sixth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. On the Baku city track, we are starting to get serious.
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Hello and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying, sixth round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship. On the Baku city track, things are starting to get serious. After the third free practice session held this morning, the drivers sharpen their weapons in view of the qualifying, which will make up the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.
Q1 will start at 14.00 Italian time (16.00 Azerbaijani) and will open the curtain on a session of capital importance. In the three precedents of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, pole position was taken by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, once each, while in 2016 with the denomination of European Grand Prix, pole position was taken by Nico Rosberg.
As seen in the three free practice sessions, it looks like a duel between Red Bull and the ubiquitous Mercedes (despite not being shining) on the Baku track, but Ferrari and McLaren will try to mess up the plans, with a turn that promises to be very unpredictable. Will Max Verstappen succeed in hitting the start at the post? The Dutchman, fresh from the prestigious victory in Monte Carlo, is also looking for his “first time” on the shores of the Caspian Sea, to corroborate his leadership in the general classification and, above all, take away some of the certainties from his number one rival, Lewis Hamilton.
Qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the Baku track, sixth round of the F1 World Championship, will start at 14.00 Italian with the Q1. OA Sport offers you the written LIVE LIVE of the event, not to miss even a second of the show of the premier class of motorsport.