Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Todt reveals why he turned down chance to sign Senna for Ferrari in 1994 | F1 history - RaceFans

Jean Todt has revealed how Ayrton Senna urged him to break a contract with one of Ferrari's drivers for 1994 so he could drive for the team.

Read more: Todt reveals why he turned down chance to sign Senna for Ferrari in 1994 | F1 history - RaceFans

Hamilton: Senna F1's biggest icon - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton has described Ayrton Senna as the "most iconic driver" in Formula 1 history, as the sport remembers the Brazilian legend 25 years on from his passing.

Read more: Hamilton: Senna F1's biggest icon - SkySports F1

Ayrton Senna: Remembering Brazilian three-time world champion - 25 years on - BBC F1

BBC Sport looks back on the day when three-time world champion Ayrton Senna died at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

Read more: Ayrton Senna: Remembering Brazilian three-time world champion - 25 years on - BBC F1

Too much tyre talk is “not Formula 1” – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Too much tyre talk is "not Formula 1" - Steiner • Silverstone denies new deal report • Frank Williams 'never spoke' about Senna crash

Read more: Too much tyre talk is “not Formula 1” – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

New $17 million deal to keep Italian GP at Monza | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Monza's place on the 2020 F1 calendar is set to be confirmed as the race promoters have agreed a new deal at a reduced price.

Read more: New $17 million deal to keep Italian GP at Monza | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Hamilton pinpoints Merc-Ferrari contrast - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes have made the difference compared to Ferrari at the start of F1 2019 by "pumping on all cylinders" with their team.

Read more: Hamilton pinpoints Merc-Ferrari contrast - SkySports F1

Hamilton "didn't deliver perfectly" in Baku - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was beaten to pole by Bottas, and after making a good start narrowly failed to get past as the pair battled through the first few corners. That left him in the second place that he held to the chequered flag.
The two Mercedes drivers have both scored two wins and two second places in the four races held thus far in 2019, but Bottas’s fastest lap point from the Australian GP has left ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton "didn't deliver perfectly" in Baku - Motorsport.com

Video: From Toleman to Williams - every Ayrton Senna F1 car ranked - Autosport

Ayrton Senna won three Formula 1 world championships and 41 races, and while his talent was prodigious, the cars he drove played a huge part in his success

Read more: Video: From Toleman to Williams - every Ayrton Senna F1 car ranked - Autosport

Video: From Toleman to Williams - every Ayrton Senna F1 car ranked - Autosport

Ayrton Senna won three Formula 1 world championships and 41 races, and while his talent was prodigious, the cars he drove played a huge part in his success

Read more: Video: From Toleman to Williams - every Ayrton Senna F1 car ranked - Autosport

Five things we learned from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Motorsport.com

Charles Leclerc's crash in qualifying ruined his chances, while missing a tow on his attempt to take pole also cost Vettel dearly in the race. Further back, Racing Point excelled and Renault floundered.
Join Julia Piquet as Motorsport Report outlines the five lessons learned from the Baku weekend.

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Zandvoort in line to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 ...Keep reading

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Video: Five things we learned from the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Autosport

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was another case of Mercedes maximising its chances to take a one-two, while Ferrari missed another opportunity to claw back points in the Formula 1 standings

Read more: Video: Five things we learned from the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Autosport

Video: Five things we learned from the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Autosport

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was another case of Mercedes maximising its chances to take a one-two, while Ferrari missed another opportunity to claw back points in the Formula 1 standings

Read more: Video: Five things we learned from the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Autosport

No change to qualifying in 2020 as ‘Q4’ plan fails to find support | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Formula 1's qualifying format will remain unchanged in 2020 as the new sporting regulations for next season confirms plans to introduce a 'Q4' stage have not been approved.

Read more: No change to qualifying in 2020 as ‘Q4’ plan fails to find support | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari's tyre woes "nothing to do" with upgrade - Binotto - Motorsport.com

The Italian outfit introduced its first update of the F1 season in Azerbaijan, fielding a revised bargeboard package and lower-drag wing at the street circuit.
Ferrari looked to have the edge over its main rival Mercedes for much of the Baku weekend but was bested again in the race, with Sebastian Vettel's poor first stint on softs allowing Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to claim another ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari's tyre woes "nothing to do" with upgrade - Binotto - Motorsport.com

Video: Did Ferrari hang Charles Leclerc out to dry with Baku strategy? - Autosport

There's no doubt that Charles Leclerc did himself no favours in crashing his Ferrari in Formula 1 qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Video: Did Ferrari hang Charles Leclerc out to dry with Baku strategy? - Autosport

Video: Did Ferrari hang Charles Leclerc out to dry with Baku strategy? - Autosport

There's no doubt that Charles Leclerc did himself no favours in crashing his Ferrari in Formula 1 qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Video: Did Ferrari hang Charles Leclerc out to dry with Baku strategy? - Autosport

Hamilton: Ferrari needs to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will need to "pick it up" to fight for the Formula 1 title because his team is close to performing at 100%

Read more: Hamilton: Ferrari needs to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Hamilton: Ferrari needs to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will need to "pick it up" to fight for the Formula 1 title because his team is close to performing at 100%

Read more: Hamilton: Ferrari needs to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

How McLaren are showing Renault the way in F1 midfield fight - Palmer column - BBC F1

Why are Renault struggling to keep up with midfield rivals McLaren in the Formula 1 constructors' standings? Jolyon Palmer explains...

Read more: How McLaren are showing Renault the way in F1 midfield fight - Palmer column - BBC F1

Senna: Why his legacy lives on - SkySports F1

"Every era has someone who changes the sport and he was one of those people."

Read more: Senna: Why his legacy lives on - SkySports F1

Hamilton: Ferrari need to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will need to "pick it up" to fight for the Formula 1 title because his team is close to performing at 100%

Read more: Hamilton: Ferrari need to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Hamilton: Ferrari need to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari will need to "pick it up" to fight for the Formula 1 title because his team is close to performing at 100%

Read more: Hamilton: Ferrari need to pick it up in Formula 1 title fight - Autosport

Monza set to secure F1 future - SkySports F1

The Italian GP looks set to stay on the Formula 1 calendar beyond 2019 after organisers revealed a deal had been agreed in principle for a new five-year term.

Read more: Monza set to secure F1 future - SkySports F1

Italian Grand Prix: Monza secures race until 2024 - BBC F1

Formula 1 agrees a deal to secure the Italian Grand Prix at the historic Monza track until at least 2024.

Read more: Italian Grand Prix: Monza secures race until 2024 - BBC F1

Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend is over - Motorsport.com

Russell arrived in Baku suffering from a respiratory infection, then hit a dislodged drain cover in first practice which caused major damage and forced him to miss FP2 as well. 
Though he outqualified and outraced teammate Robert Kubica for the fourth race in a row, both Williams drivers were lapped twice on a circuit the team has enjoyed favourable form at in the past. 
“It was as good ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend is over - Motorsport.com

Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 calendar - Autosport

Zandvoort is being lined up to replace Barcelona as the first non-flyaway race of the 2020 Formula 1 season, with the Spanish Grand Prix falling off the calendar, Autosport understands

Read more: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 calendar - Autosport

Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 calendar - Autosport

Zandvoort is being lined up to replace Barcelona as the first non-flyaway race of the 2020 Formula 1 season, with the Spanish Grand Prix falling off the calendar, Autosport understands

Read more: Zandvoort set to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 calendar - Autosport

Silverstone's F1 deal 'not done yet' - SkySports F1

A deal to keep the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has not yet been agreed, but talks remain ongoing.

Read more: Silverstone's F1 deal 'not done yet' - SkySports F1

Monza edges closer to new five-year F1 deal - Motorsport.com

This year’s Italian GP at Monza is the last under the terms of the current contract, and there had been fears that a lack of financing would leave the event unable to secure a new contract with Liberty Media.
Only recently the ACI, Italy motorsport’s federation, said it urgently needed 60 million Euros to help with renovation work its wants to complete before Monza’s centenary in ...Keep reading

Read more: Monza edges closer to new five-year F1 deal - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen: Alfa knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of a front wing issue in China, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement for the Baku race

Read more: Raikkonen: Alfa knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Raikkonen: Alfa knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of a front wing issue in China, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement for the Baku race

Read more: Raikkonen: Alfa knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Zandvoort in line to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 schedule - Motorsport.com

In the wake of Max Verstappen’s success momentum has been building for the World Championship to return to the Netherlands for the first time since the 1985 event. Assen was also in the frame at one stage, before dropping out.
A senior source told Motorsport.com in Baku last weekend that a contract has been now agreed between the F1 organisation and the Zandvoort promoter, but it has not yet ...Keep reading

Read more: Zandvoort in line to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 schedule - Motorsport.com

Only one Mercedes driver could be unhappy about their start to 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Four consecutive one-two finishes gives everyone at Mercedes cause to be overjoyed - with the possible exception of Esteban Ocon.

Read more: Only one Mercedes driver could be unhappy about their start to 2019 | 2019 F1 season - RaceFans

Raikkonen: Sauber knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of a front wing issue in China, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement for the Baku race

Read more: Raikkonen: Sauber knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Raikkonen: Sauber knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen says the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team became aware of a front wing issue in China, but wasn't able to manufacture a replacement for the Baku race

Read more: Raikkonen: Sauber knew of front wing problem after China F1 race - Autosport

Brawn defends Ferrari's Baku qualifying tyre strategy - Motorsport.com

Ferrari had looked to be the pace-setters in Baku up until qualifying, and the Italian outfit stood alone in trying to make it through Q2 on medium tyres so it had a strategic advantage in the race.
But the move proved to be Ferrari’s downfall, as Leclerc made a mistake in failing to adapt to the braking characteristics of the medium as he locked up and hit the wall at Turn 8.
With Leclerc ...Keep reading

Read more: Brawn defends Ferrari's Baku qualifying tyre strategy - Motorsport.com

Ferrari pick more soft tyres than title rivals for Spanish Grand Prix | 2019 Spanish Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ferrari have chosen more of the soft compound tyres for next week's Spanish Grand Prix than their championship rivals.

Read more: Ferrari pick more soft tyres than title rivals for Spanish Grand Prix | 2019 Spanish Grand Prix - RaceFans

Top F1 teams diverge in Spanish GP tyre selections - Motorsport.com

Ferrari, which was the outlier in picking the fewest sets of the red-walled tyre last time out in Baku, has gone for nine sets this time for both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.
The pair will have the joint-highest amount of softs in the field alongside Renault drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo, and Alfa Romeo pairing Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen.
Barcelona, which ...Keep reading

Read more: Top F1 teams diverge in Spanish GP tyre selections - Motorsport.com

Ferrari's Baku tyre struggles not down to upgrades says Binotto - Autosport

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari's struggles with Pirelli's 2019 Formula 1 tyres in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had "nothing to do" with its Baku upgrades

Read more: Ferrari's Baku tyre struggles not down to upgrades says Binotto - Autosport

Ferrari's Baku tyre struggles not down to upgrades says Binotto - Autosport

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari's struggles with Pirelli's 2019 Formula 1 tyres in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had "nothing to do" with its Baku upgrades

Read more: Ferrari's Baku tyre struggles not down to upgrades says Binotto - Autosport

Silverstone deny new British GP deal agreed - PlanetF1

Silverstone have denied reports that a new three-year deal to host the British Grand Prix has been agreed and talks are still ongoing.

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Hamilton’s selfless act at the Azerbaijan GP - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said he could have been more "selfish" against Valtteri Bottas, would have "mostly likely been overtaken by a Ferrari".

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Verstappen seeing no benefit to bonus point - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is questioning the logic of reintroducing a bonus point system for the fastest lap when it is only creating a bigger gap to midfield teams.

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Five most dominant team starts in Formula 1 history - PlanetF1

Everybody wants to see multiple teams battling it out at the very top of Formula 1, but sometimes this just isn't the case.

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Grosjean finding Haas woes ‘f***ing annoying’ - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean has labelled Haas' difficult start to the season as "f***ing annoying" after falling flat once again on race day.

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FIA set to standardise brake systems in F1 - F1technical.net

The FIA has opened up a tender to assign a sole supplier for brake systems in Formula One, as part of the major regulation overhaul that is scheduled for 2021.

Read more: FIA set to standardise brake systems in F1 - F1technical.net

Pit Chat: The return of Horner’s sharp tongue - PlanetF1

Christian Horner acquires a new target for his verbal attacks, Formula 1 turns into Fawlty Towers and things get a bit steamy on the BBC's Formula 1 website.

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Wolff eager to avoid Hamilton-Rosberg repeat - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is wary of the possibility that the relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas could sour as the title race heats up.

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Ricciardo "gutted" his "silly mistake" spoiled Renault recovery - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo locked up trying to pass Kvyat for 10th into Turn 3 and then reversed into the Toro Rosso when trying to get out of the escape road, having failed to notice Kvyat was still behind him in a “panic”. 
Though he had “fun” in the midfield before the error, Ricciardo was preoccupied after the race with costing his team a likely points finish and said Renault “deserved ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo "gutted" his "silly mistake" spoiled Renault recovery - Motorsport.com

Verstappen ‘doesn’t see the benefit’ of point for fastest lap | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen says he is unconvinced by the recently-introduced rule which awards a bonus point to the driver who sets the fastest lap of the race.

Read more: Verstappen ‘doesn’t see the benefit’ of point for fastest lap | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1 2019 one-two streaks "flatters" Mercedes team - Toto Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes' four one-two finishes in the 2019 Formula 1 season so far "flatters" the team, says boss Toto Wolff after making history in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: F1 2019 one-two streaks "flatters" Mercedes team - Toto Wolff - Autosport

F1 2019 one-two streaks "flatters" Mercedes team - Toto Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes' four one-two finishes in the 2019 Formula 1 season so far "flatters" the team, says boss Toto Wolff after making history in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: F1 2019 one-two streaks "flatters" Mercedes team - Toto Wolff - Autosport

Monday, April 29, 2019

Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Read more: Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Read more: Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Past Mercedes drivers didn’t respect “rules of engagement” like Bottas – Hamilton | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he expects his relationship with team mate Valtteri Bottas to remain harmonious as long as both respect Mercedes' "rules of engagement".

Read more: Past Mercedes drivers didn’t respect “rules of engagement” like Bottas – Hamilton | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Gasly had a “much stronger” weekend in Baku – Horner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the RaceFans Round-up: Gasly had a "much stronger" weekend in Baku - Horner • Formula E to become 'world championship' • Porsche decides against IndyCar deal

Read more: Gasly had a “much stronger” weekend in Baku – Horner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen was due to start Sunday's race eighth, but was forced to take a pitlane start as Alfa Romeo changed the specification of the front wing flap adjuster after FIA stewards declared the wing had "deflected more than 5mm under a load of 60N".
Jake Boxall-Legge joins Glenn Freeman to explain how the front wing failed, and the confusing chain of events before and after that test took ...Keep reading

Read more: Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position - Motorsport.com

Debate: Can Bottas stay in the championship hunt? - Motorsport.com

Valtteri Bottas took his second win of 2019 despite the late-race pressure from team-mate Lewis Hamilton to retake the lead in the drivers' championship by just a single point. 
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix proved to be a hard-fought victory for the Finn, who resisted the intimidation from his five-time world champion team-mate and secured the win that eluded him twelve months earlier.
Bottas' ...Keep reading

Read more: Debate: Can Bottas stay in the championship hunt? - Motorsport.com

Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Read more: Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying result on race day, when his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car failed a test designed to prevent excessive front-wing flexing.

Read more: Video: Why front wing on Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo F1 car failed test - Autosport

Wolff says four one-two finishes "flatter" Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Valtteri Bottas beat teammate Lewis Hamilton in Baku as Mercedes became the first team to finish first and second in the opening four races of a season since the F1 world championship began in 1950.

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Why three teams had the speed to win in Baku


It was the second time this season that Mercedes has overcome a superior Ferrari team, following its unexpected one-two ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff says four one-two finishes "flatter" Mercedes - Motorsport.com

How Baku backfired for Leclerc - SkySports F1

Charles Leclerc says he will learn from the disappointment of his missed chance in the Azerbaijan GP after finishing fifth in a race he could conceivably have won.

Read more: How Baku backfired for Leclerc - SkySports F1

FIA opens F1 tender for brake systems, wheel rims - Motorsport.com

With F1 preparing for a new generation of cars and a wider overhaul of the sport in two years' time, there is a desire to rein in areas where teams spend a lot of money doing their own things for minimal performance gains.
Earlier this year, a tender for standard gearboxes was launched, and now two separate invites have been opened for parties interested in supplying brake parts and wheel ...Keep reading

Read more: FIA opens F1 tender for brake systems, wheel rims - Motorsport.com

FIA opens tenders for standard Formula 1 brake systems and wheel rims - Autosport

The FIA has opened the tenders for standard brake systems and wheel rims in Formula 1 from 2021 as part of its ongoing push to drive down costs for teams

Read more: FIA opens tenders for standard Formula 1 brake systems and wheel rims - Autosport

FIA opens tenders for standard Formula 1 brake systems and wheel rims - Autosport

The FIA has opened the tenders for standard brake systems and wheel rims in Formula 1 from 2021 as part of its ongoing push to drive down costs for teams

Read more: FIA opens tenders for standard Formula 1 brake systems and wheel rims - Autosport

The Formula 1 Gossip Column - SkySports F1



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Grosjean: Haas F1 tyre struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Autosport

Romain Grosjean has described the repeat of Haas Formula 1 team's tyre struggles in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as "not too surprising" but "fucking annoying"

Read more: Grosjean: Haas F1 tyre struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Autosport

Grosjean: Haas F1 tyre struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Autosport

Romain Grosjean has described the repeat of Haas Formula 1 team's tyre struggles in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as "not too surprising" but "fucking annoying"

Read more: Grosjean: Haas F1 tyre struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Autosport

Grosjean: Haas struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Motorsport.com

Haas started the season with the fourth-fastest car but has not scored points since Kevin Magnussen finished sixth in the opening race in Australia, as it failed to convert strong one-lap pace into race performance in Bahrain and China.
In Azerbaijan, neither car made it into the top-10 shootout in qualifying, Magnussen finished a distant 13th and Grosjean fell out of the points before retiring ...Keep reading

Read more: Grosjean: Haas struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying" - Motorsport.com

Bottas retakes championship lead after Leclerc’s costly crash | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix review - RaceFans

On lap seven of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix it became clear just how seriously Charles Leclerc damaged Ferrari's chances of winning with his crash in qualifying.

Read more: Bottas retakes championship lead after Leclerc’s costly crash | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Perez: Chasing McLarens were "a lot faster" in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Sergio Perez says the McLaren he held off throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix were "a lot faster" than his Racing Point Formula 1 car

Read more: Perez: Chasing McLarens were "a lot faster" in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Perez: Chasing McLarens were "a lot faster" in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Sergio Perez says the McLaren he held off throughout the Azerbaijan Grand Prix were "a lot faster" than his Racing Point Formula 1 car

Read more: Perez: Chasing McLarens were "a lot faster" in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Ferrari revisited old floor concept in Baku - Motorsport.com

As Giorgio Piola's exclusive drawing shows (above), Ferrari's upgrade for Baku included a small change to the floor - adding a bank of three fins at the rear corner just ahead of the tyre squirt slot.
These fins were something that Ferrari tried in numerous practice sessions at the end of last year, starting in Japan, but could not get to work in the way it hoped.

Ferrari SF71H floor ...Keep reading

Read more: Ferrari revisited old floor concept in Baku - Motorsport.com

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari driver says Mercedes' success is boring - BBC F1

Mercedes' consistent success in Formula 1 - in which they have won the past five world titles - is "boring", says Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Read more: Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari driver says Mercedes' success is boring - BBC F1

Autosport podcast: The F1 stars and flops of the Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

After Mercedes continued its unbeaten 2019 Formula 1 run with another one-two, the Autosport podcast assesses who else could or should have won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Autosport podcast: The F1 stars and flops of the Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

Autosport podcast: The F1 stars and flops of the Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

After Mercedes continued its unbeaten 2019 Formula 1 run with another one-two, the Autosport podcast assesses who else could or should have won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Autosport podcast: The F1 stars and flops of the Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

WATCH and VOTE: Baku's barmiest moment - SkySports F1

The Azerbaijan GP may not have had the race thrills and spills of previous years, but the weekend was not without its fair share of crazy incidents.

Read more: WATCH and VOTE: Baku's barmiest moment - SkySports F1

Alfa knew about Raikkonen's front wing issue before Baku - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen was excluded from Azerbaijan GP qualifying and consigned to a pitlane start after the front wing on his Alfa failed a deflection test, which also forced the team to make a change to the specification of the flap adjuster hook on the front wing.
Speaking to media after the Baku race, Raikkonen revealed Alfa Romeo had already encountered a problem with his front wing in China – where ...Keep reading

Read more: Alfa knew about Raikkonen's front wing issue before Baku - Motorsport.com

Red Bull had better race car says Horner - PlanetF1

Red Bull principal Christian Horner believes they had a quicker race car than Ferrari at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend over after illness, grid cover hit - Autosport

George Russell was relieved to see Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend end after a mix of illness, his bizarre practice incident with a drain cover and Williams's performance

Read more: Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend over after illness, grid cover hit - Autosport

Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend over after illness, grid cover hit - Autosport

George Russell was relieved to see Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend end after a mix of illness, his bizarre practice incident with a drain cover and Williams's performance

Read more: Russell relieved Baku F1 weekend over after illness, grid cover hit - Autosport

Azerbaijan GP driver ratings - SkySports F1



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What did we learn from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

The 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix did not break the trend seen so far during 2019 FIA Formula One Championship with Mercedes taking its fourth one-two finish in the fourth round of the season.

Read more: What did we learn from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Patrese reunited with Williams FW14 for Minardi Day at Imola - Motorsport.com

Patrese won the Mexican and Portuguese Grands Prix in 1991 in the Renault V10-powered car, and retired from the lead of two other races that year as the semi-automatic transmission proved problematic. He retired from F1 at the end of the 1993 season, having won six grands prix.
The Williams – which happened to be in Mansell's 'red five' livery, rather than Patrese's number six – was one of ...Keep reading

Read more: Patrese reunited with Williams FW14 for Minardi Day at Imola - Motorsport.com

Mercedes the best at being sandbagging liars - PlanetF1

Mercedes are sandbagging liars,  Formula 1 has a big problem and Valtteri Bottas needs to be taken a seriously as a title contender.

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Binotto: ‘Nothing wrong’ with Leclerc strategy - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto has defended the team saying there was "nothing wrong" with Charles Leclerc's strategy in Baku.

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Mercedes start season with record-breaking fourth consecutive one-two | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Mercedes achieved a first by scoring their fourth consecutive one-two finish of the 2019 F1 season so far in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: Mercedes start season with record-breaking fourth consecutive one-two | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix stats and facts - RaceFans

Hamilton wants dash changes after VSC loss - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton will seek changes to his dashboard after the Mercedes driver lost time in the VSC restart in Azerbaijan.

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Vettel: Mercedes domination is ‘so boring’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel joked that Mercedes' dominance is "so boring" after they claimed another one-two finish at the Azerbaijan GP.

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Driver ratings from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - PlanetF1

The new and improved Valtteri Bottas shone in Baku, but he will have to share the spotlight with two midfield drivers that had superb races.

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Paddock Diary: Azerbaijan Grand Prix day four | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

The final Baku F1 Paddock Diary includes the latest rumours on the 2020 calendar, the 2021 rules - and the nail-biting conclusion to the saga of Dieter Rencken's lost luggage.

Read more: Paddock Diary: Azerbaijan Grand Prix day four | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Norris escaped “big hit” during closing stages in Baku - Motorsport.com

The Englishman survived the contact and brought his McLaren-Renault safely home in eighth place, behind team mate Carlos Sainz. It was the rookie’s second score in his first four starts, following his sixth place in Bahrain.
“I had a few wall hits,” Norris told Motorsport.com. “I had one three or four laps from the end, which I got pretty nervous about, because it was quite a big hit ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris escaped “big hit” during closing stages in Baku - Motorsport.com

McLaren explains "aggressive and defensive" Norris Baku strategy - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 team sporting director Gil de Ferran called the extra Azerbaijan Grand Prix pitstop that dropped Lando Norris behind team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr an "aggressive and defensive" tactic

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McLaren explains "aggressive and defensive" Norris Baku strategy - Autosport

McLaren Formula 1 team sporting director Gil de Ferran called the extra Azerbaijan Grand Prix pitstop that dropped Lando Norris behind team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr an "aggressive and defensive" tactic

Read more: McLaren explains "aggressive and defensive" Norris Baku strategy - Autosport

Rosberg ban for grid pass misuse is ‘fake news’ - PlanetF1

2016 World Champion, Nico Rosberg, has not been given a two-race ban for the misuse of his grid pass, contrary to reports. Rumours circulated over the weekend that Liberty had banned Rosberg after he gave his lifetime grid pass – given to all World Champions – to his photographer at the Chinese Grand Prix. As […]

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Hamilton wants dashboard change after VSC time loss - Motorsport.com

Hamilton was two seconds behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas when the VSC was deployed in Baku following the stoppage of Pierre Gasly’s Red Bull. 
However, after the drivers resumed full speed with 10 laps to go, that gap had risen to 3.5s, and Hamilton was not quite able to make up the gap and launch a late attack for the win. 
Asked by Motorsport.com about fine margins like the ...Keep reading

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Conclusions from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Conclusions from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix featuring 'evil' Valtteri Bottas, another Ferrari cock-up and a reversing Renault.

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F1 Debrief: All you need to know after the Azerbaijan GP - Motorsport.com

Yet another Mercedes 1-2 then, the fourth in a row since the start of the season, with Valtteri Bottas holding the upper hand over Lewis Hamilton after just holding on to his pole position advantage.
After the race, Hamilton said he had been “too friendly” towards Bottas through the opening corners through which they ran side by side, and also admitted he’d been “under par” across ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 Debrief: All you need to know after the Azerbaijan GP - Motorsport.com

Wolff denies enforcing Mercedes team orders - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said the team left Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton free to race at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Merc hope to avoid Lewis, Bottas conflict - SkySports F1

Toto Wolff admits Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton's early F1 2019 domination reminds him of Mercedes' previous driver battle - but has stressed that the team won't allow their relationship to "deteriorate" in the same way Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's did.

Read more: Merc hope to avoid Lewis, Bottas conflict - SkySports F1

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Azerbaijan GP: Post-race press conference - Motorsport.com

TRACK INTERVIEWS
(Conducted by Paul Di Resta)
Q: Valtteri, an absolutely perfect day you’ve had. Lights out to flag, a bit of pressure from Lewis, but controlled and payback from last year and that win that went away?
Valtteri BOTTAS: Yeah, indeed. It was actually a tough race, even though maybe not much happening at the front Obviously Lewis was putting pressure all the time, so I ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: Losing 2.5s to Bottas under VSC was “my fault” | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he understands why he lost time to Valtteri Bottas during the Virtual Safety Car period in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: Hamilton: Losing 2.5s to Bottas under VSC was “my fault” | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton seeks Mercedes F1 dashboard changes after Baku VSC loss - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is eyeing some steering wheel display changes to prevent a repeat of the time loss he suffered under Formula 1's virtual safety car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Hamilton seeks Mercedes F1 dashboard changes after Baku VSC loss - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton is eyeing some steering wheel display changes to prevent a repeat of the time loss he suffered under Formula 1's virtual safety car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Hamilton seeks Mercedes F1 dashboard changes after Baku VSC loss - Autosport

Norris defends McLaren strategy after losing place to Sainz | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lando Norris supports McLaren's decision to give him an extra pit stop during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, even though it cost him a place to his team mate.

Read more: Norris defends McLaren strategy after losing place to Sainz | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hulkenberg and Renault had "no weapons" to fight in Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg said he had "no weapons" with which to fight in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, on a poor weekend for the Renault Formula 1 team

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Hulkenberg and Renault had "no weapons" to fight in Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg said he had "no weapons" with which to fight in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, on a poor weekend for the Renault Formula 1 team

Read more: Hulkenberg and Renault had "no weapons" to fight in Azerbaijan GP - Autosport

Hamilton: Too early to call Bottas my main title rival | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hamilton: Too early to call Bottas my main title rival • Williams apologise to Kubica • Baku result "very disappointing" for Haas

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F1 TV Pro viewers will receive refunds for Azerbaijan GP broadcast faults | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 Management will refund users of its official live streaming service F1 TV Pro for the faults which affected the broadcast of today's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: F1 TV Pro viewers will receive refunds for Azerbaijan GP broadcast faults | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vote for your 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Who was the best driver during the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.

Read more: Vote for your 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

The soft tyres were good for setting the fastest lap of the race but not much else, as Charles Leclerc discovered during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Best seven images from Baku - BBC F1

Seven of the best pictures from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton in Baku.

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Verstappen says Virtual Safety Car period caused by his team mate cost him chance to pass Vettel | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max Verstappen says he could have attacked Sebastian Vettel for third place if it hadn't been for a Virtual Safety Car period which was triggered by his team mate.

Read more: Verstappen says Virtual Safety Car period caused by his team mate cost him chance to pass Vettel | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Race: Bottas banishes 2018 memories with Baku win - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas banished the memories of the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix with victory in the 2019 edition, a win that sees him retake the World Championship lead.

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Another Merc 1-2; another botched Ferrari strategy - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas headed yet another Mercedes one-two, while Ferrari got their strategy wrong...again in a rather low key Azerbaijan GP.

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No ‘hold position’ order for Hamilton and Bottas – Wolff | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes did not call off the fight between its drivers during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the team will continue letting them race each other.

Read more: No ‘hold position’ order for Hamilton and Bottas – Wolff | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Leclerc: Slow late-race stint "not our real pace" - Motorsport.com

After crashing in qualifying, Leclerc charged from ninth place on the fresh set of mediums in the opening stages, snatching fourth from Max Verstappen on the ninth lap and assuming the lead once the three cars ahead pitted.
His pace advantage didn't hold up and, once he traded his mediums for a new set of softs with 16 laps to go, he emerged from the pits almost half a minute down on the ...Keep reading

Read more: Leclerc: Slow late-race stint "not our real pace" - Motorsport.com

Azerbaijan GP: The Notebook - SkySports F1

The final word on every team and driver at the Azerbaijan GP as Ted Kravitz tours the pit lane to give you the inside line from Baku.

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Leclerc didn’t try to catch leaders after first pit stop | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc says he backed off after his first pit stop in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix because his team told him he wouldn't be able to catch the front runners.

Read more: Leclerc didn’t try to catch leaders after first pit stop | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Charles Leclerc: Slow late Baku pace was not Ferrari struggling - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says his muted pace late in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was not representative and did not mean the SF90 struggled on the soft tyres

Read more: Charles Leclerc: Slow late Baku pace was not Ferrari struggling - Autosport

Charles Leclerc: Slow late Baku pace was not Ferrari struggling - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says his muted pace late in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was not representative and did not mean the SF90 struggled on the soft tyres

Read more: Charles Leclerc: Slow late Baku pace was not Ferrari struggling - Autosport

Azerbaijan GP: Could Palmer & Nicholls win in a Mercedes? - BBC F1

Are Mercedes as dominant as the Williams, McLarens and Ferraris of the past? 5 live's Jack Nicholls and Jolyon Palmer ask the question.

Read more: Azerbaijan GP: Could Palmer & Nicholls win in a Mercedes? - BBC F1

Red Bull slowed Verstappen amid driveshaft failure fears - Motorsport.com

Gasly suffered a driveshaft failure after charging from the pitlane to sixth, and his stopped car triggered a virtual safety car just as Verstappen was mounting more pressure on Sebastian Vettel.
After the VSC period ended, Verstappen struggled with tyre temperatures and fell away from Vettel, but Red Bull had also told him to back off to avoid a potential repeat problem.
"We struggled a ...Keep reading

Read more: Red Bull slowed Verstappen amid driveshaft failure fears - Motorsport.com

Gasly's Azerbaijan GP issue made Red Bull cautious with Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen's bid for third place in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was reined in as a precautionary response to his Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Pierre Gasly's driveshaft failure

Read more: Gasly's Azerbaijan GP issue made Red Bull cautious with Verstappen - Autosport

Gasly's Azerbaijan GP issue made Red Bull cautious with Verstappen - Autosport

Max Verstappen's bid for third place in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was reined in as a precautionary response to his Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Pierre Gasly's driveshaft failure

Read more: Gasly's Azerbaijan GP issue made Red Bull cautious with Verstappen - Autosport

Perez was “on the full limit” keeping the McLarens behind | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Sergio Perez says he had to drive "on the full limit" for almost every lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to keep the McLarens behind him.

Read more: Perez was “on the full limit” keeping the McLarens behind | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Latest championship standings - SkySports F1



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Pundits: What now for Ferrari? - SkySports F1

Ferrari are flattering to deceive in F1 2019 and are failing to match Mercedes' "perfect" execution of race weekends, say the Sky Sports F1 pundits.

Read more: Pundits: What now for Ferrari? - SkySports F1

Vettel: Tyres the "dominating factor" in Ferrari struggles - Motorsport.com

Vettel, who had praised Ferrari's upgraded car during practice, finished third in Baku and now trails new championship leader Valtteri Bottas by 35 points.

From the editor, also read:

Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads fourth consecutive Mercedes 1-2
Vettel says Ferrari needs "crucial" turnaround in Spain


Asked by Motorsport.com if his confidence in the upgrades Ferrari ...Keep reading

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Vettel: Ferrari's 2019 car struggling to "extract grip" from tyres - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's struggles to make its tyres work properly is the more "dominating factor" in its Formula 1 car's performance being held back, rather than an aerodynamic weakness.

Read more: Vettel: Ferrari's 2019 car struggling to "extract grip" from tyres - Autosport

Vettel: Ferrari's 2019 car struggling to "extract grip" from tyres - Autosport

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's struggles to make its tyres work properly is the more "dominating factor" in its Formula 1 car's performance being held back, rather than an aerodynamic weakness.

Read more: Vettel: Ferrari's 2019 car struggling to "extract grip" from tyres - Autosport

Hamilton could've been more 'selfish' with Bottas in Baku F1 battle - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he could have "pushed a lot harder" in his fight against Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Hamilton could've been more 'selfish' with Bottas in Baku F1 battle - Autosport

Hamilton could've been more 'selfish' with Bottas in Baku F1 battle - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says he could have "pushed a lot harder" in his fight against Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Hamilton could've been more 'selfish' with Bottas in Baku F1 battle - Autosport

Raikkonen: Team knew about front wing problem after China | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

"We knew the issue after the last race but we didn't have time to produce a new one," says Kimi Raikkonen after a front wing violation led to his disqualification from qualifying.

Read more: Raikkonen: Team knew about front wing problem after China | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ricciardo gets Spanish GP grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo has been given a three-place grid penalty for the next Formula 1 race in Spain after reversing into Daniil Kvyat in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Ricciardo gets Spanish GP grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat - Autosport

Mercedes set new record as Bottas wins in Azerbaijan - BBC F1

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix by 1.5 seconds from Lewis Hamilton.

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Ricciardo gets Spanish GP grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo has been given a three-place grid penalty for the next Formula 1 race in Spain after reversing into Daniil Kvyat in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Ricciardo gets Spanish GP grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat - Autosport

Hamilton 'too friendly' to Bottas at start - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton says he was "too friendly" to Valtteri Bottas at the start of the Azerbaijan GP and felt his performance was "under par" after finishing second to his team-mate.

Read more: Hamilton 'too friendly' to Bottas at start - SkySports F1

Verstappen thinks VSC period cost him podium shot - Motorsport.com

Verstappen finished fourth in Baku, having been gaining on the race-leading Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel's third-placed Ferrari before the VSC caused by his teammate Pierre Gasly parking in an escape road.
"I was catching up seven/eight seconds over that stint, so that was all good, but as soon as we got to the virtual safety car, I lost a lot of temperature," said Verstappen.
"It seems ...Keep reading

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Hamilton guilty of being ‘too friendly’ in Bottas fight - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has said he was guilty of being “too friendly” with Valtteri Bottas in their first-lap fight for the race lead at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton was razor-sharp out of the starting blocks in Baku and went wheel-to-wheel with his team-mate in the first couple of  corners. The Finn, starting on pole, was […]

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Ricciardo gets grid penalty for Spain after Kvyat clash - Motorsport.com

Late in the race Ricciardo had attempted to pass Kvyat for 10th place under braking for Turn 3, but misjudged the move and slid down the escape road.
In doing so, that forced Kvyat wide and the Toro Rosso driver also ended up in the run-off area, sitting right behind the Renault.
In Ricciardo's haste to get going, and unaware his rival was behind him, he instantly reversed and then hit ...Keep reading

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Hamilton regrets being “too friendly” to Bottas at start | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he was "too friendly" to Valtteri Bottas when he had a chance to pass his team mate at the start of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: Hamilton regrets being “too friendly” to Bottas at start | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Ricciardo given three-place grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo has been given a three-place grid penalty for the Spanish Grand Prix after reversing into Daniil Kvyat's car during today's race.

Read more: Ricciardo given three-place grid penalty for reversing into Kvyat | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Leclerc felt he lost time on Ferrari’s strategy - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari's strategy cost him time in Baku, but thinks there was a reason for their decision.

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Hamilton was "too friendly" with Bottas at start - Motorsport.com

Hamilton made a good getaway from second on the grid to pull alongside pole position man Bottas on the run to Turn 1, as the pair ran around the first corners side-by-side.
Bottas eventually managed to get in front, and Hamilton suggested he could have made life tougher on a weekend when his teammate had the upper hand.
"I didn't get the job done in qualifying, he [Bottas] did," Hamilton ...Keep reading

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Vettel lacked confidence and consistency in Baku - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel gave an honest assessment of his performance at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, saying he lacked confidence and consistency in his Ferrari car.

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Mercedes drivers hail team’s ‘best start to a season ever’ | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton praised their Mercedes team after scoring their fourth consecutive one-two finish in as many races at the start of the season.

Read more: Mercedes drivers hail team’s ‘best start to a season ever’ | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Vettel says Ferrari needs "crucial" turnaround in Spain - Motorsport.com

Ferrari again showed the potential speed to fight for the win at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but a crash for Charles Leclerc in qualifying and difficulties on the soft tyre for Vettel left the door open for the fourth straight Mercedes 1-2 finish.

Read Also:

Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads fourth consecutive Mercedes 1-2


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WATCH: Ricciardo reverses into Kvyat - SkySports F1

There was a bizarre incident in the Azerbaijan GP as Daniel Ricciardo reversed into the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat.

Read more: WATCH: Ricciardo reverses into Kvyat - SkySports F1

Ricciardo, Kvyat summoned after bizarre crash - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo attempted to pass Kvyat for 10th place under braking for the Turn 3 left-hander, but misjudged it and ran deep into the corner.

Read Also:

Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads fourth consecutive Mercedes 1-2


By heading down the escape road, the Renault inadvertently blocked Kvyat, who was trying to make the corner from the outside.
Kvyat had to wait until the Renault ...Keep reading

Read more: Ricciardo, Kvyat summoned after bizarre crash - Motorsport.com

Ricciardo, Kvyat to stewards over bizarre crash in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have been summoned to the stewards for their bizarre incident in Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, when Ricciardo reversed into the Toro Rosso

Read more: Ricciardo, Kvyat to stewards over bizarre crash in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Ricciardo, Kvyat to stewards over bizarre crash in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have been summoned to the stewards for their bizarre incident in Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, when Ricciardo reversed into the Toro Rosso

Read more: Ricciardo, Kvyat to stewards over bizarre crash in Baku Formula 1 race - Autosport

Bottas resists Hamilton to avenge lost Baku win | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix summary - RaceFans

Valtteri Bottas scored his second victory of the 2019 F1 season in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, claiming recompense for his lost Baku win last year.

Read more: Bottas resists Hamilton to avenge lost Baku win | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix summary - RaceFans

Baku Formula 1 race report: Bottas fends off Hamilton in Azerbaijan - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas withstood a late charge from Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix and atone for his heartbreak at the end of last year's race in Baku

Read more: Baku Formula 1 race report: Bottas fends off Hamilton in Azerbaijan - Autosport

Baku Formula 1 race report: Bottas fends off Hamilton in Azerbaijan - Autosport

Valtteri Bottas withstood a late charge from Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix and atone for his heartbreak at the end of last year's race in Baku

Read more: Baku Formula 1 race report: Bottas fends off Hamilton in Azerbaijan - Autosport

Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads fourth consecutive Mercedes 1-2 - Motorsport.com

Twelve months after being denied victory by a late puncture, Bottas held his nerve under pressure to lead Hamilton home and regain the lead of the championship.
As Mercedes clinched its fourth one-two in four races at the start of the 2019 season, Sebastian Vettel could only finish third again for Ferrari.
Vettel's teammate Charles Leclerc recovered to fifth, behind Max Verstappen's Red ...Keep reading

Read more: Azerbaijan GP: Bottas leads fourth consecutive Mercedes 1-2 - Motorsport.com

2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

The 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in pictures.

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Live: Follow the Azerbaijan GP as it happens - Motorsport.com

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Raikkonen disqualified from qualifying results - Motorsport.com

Raikkonen was meant to start the Baku race in eighth place after his third Q3 appearance in four races with his new team.
However, on Sunday morning he was disqualified from the results of Saturday's session because his front wing failed a deflection test.
The FIA stewards reported that Raikkonen's front wing "deflected more than 5mm under a load of 60N".
F1's technical regulations state ...Keep reading

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Russell had "horrific" week leading up to Baku - Motorsport.com

Russell has been suffering with a viral infection in the build-up to Baku, and pulled out of the pre-weekend Thursday press conference as a result.
He sat out almost the entirety of Friday's running after a loose manhole cover wrote off his FW42 chassis, and was slower than teammate Robert Kubica in Saturday morning practice, but had the measure of his teammate in qualifying even before Kubica ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell had "horrific" week leading up to Baku - Motorsport.com

Alfa Romeo's Raikkonen excluded from F1 qualifying in Baku - Autosport

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will need to start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane after being excluded from qualifying because of a front wing problem

Read more: Alfa Romeo's Raikkonen excluded from F1 qualifying in Baku - Autosport

Alfa Romeo's Raikkonen excluded from F1 qualifying in Baku - Autosport

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will need to start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane after being excluded from qualifying because of a front wing problem

Read more: Alfa Romeo's Raikkonen excluded from F1 qualifying in Baku - Autosport

Live: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on RaceFans Live.

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Raikkonen excluded from qualifying, pit-lane start - PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen has been excluded from qualifying and becomes the third driver to be starting the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pit lane.

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Minor Red Bull-Honda change to power unit after Gasly problem - Autosport

Red Bull and its Formula 1 engine supplier Honda have introduced a change to Pierre Gasly's power unit following his exclusion from Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel flow infringement

Read more: Minor Red Bull-Honda change to power unit after Gasly problem - Autosport

Minor Red Bull-Honda change to power unit after Gasly problem - Autosport

Red Bull and its Formula 1 engine supplier Honda have introduced a change to Pierre Gasly's power unit following his exclusion from Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel flow infringement

Read more: Minor Red Bull-Honda change to power unit after Gasly problem - Autosport

Raikkonen excluded from qualifying, will start from pits | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen has been excluded from qualifying after his Alfa Romeo's front wing was found not to conform with the rules.

Read more: Raikkonen excluded from qualifying, will start from pits | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Latifi survives late restart for F2 sprint race win | Formula Two - RaceFans

Nicholas Latifi scored his second Formula Two victory of the season after withstanding a late Safety Car restart to hold off Juan Manuel Correa.

Read more: Latifi survives late restart for F2 sprint race win | Formula Two - RaceFans

Honda tweaks Gasly's engine after fuel-flow breach - Motorsport.com

Gasly's results were stricken from the qualifying classification in Baku after his RB15 was found to be in breach of the required fuel-flow limit of 100kg per hour.
The Frenchman was already set to begin the race from the pitlane following a Friday weighbridge offence and thus only contested the first segment of qualifying.
He was the fastest of the 20 drivers participating in the segment ...Keep reading

Read more: Honda tweaks Gasly's engine after fuel-flow breach - Motorsport.com

Red Bull and Honda introduce PU change for Gasly after Baku penalty - Autosport

Red Bull and its Formula 1 engine supplier Honda have introduced a change to Pierre Gasly's power unit following his exclusion from Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel flow infringement

Read more: Red Bull and Honda introduce PU change for Gasly after Baku penalty - Autosport

Red Bull and Honda introduce PU change for Gasly after Baku penalty - Autosport

Red Bull and its Formula 1 engine supplier Honda have introduced a change to Pierre Gasly's power unit following his exclusion from Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel flow infringement

Read more: Red Bull and Honda introduce PU change for Gasly after Baku penalty - Autosport

Revealed: Red Bull’s groundbreaking front suspension design - Motorsport.com

The thicker forward leg of the upper elements of the suspension is attached to the upright directly above the rear leg, although the lower wishbone is a more conventional one-piece design.
These exclusive drawings, by technical illustrator Giorgio Piola, reveal the detail of Red Bull’s front suspension, with the inset (above) showing the conventional layout.

Red Bull Racing RB14 Top ...Keep reading

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Haas "just didn't work" in Baku F1 qualifying - Motorsport.com

The drivers finished qualifying in 14th and 17th places respectively, although both will gain grid positions from penalties incurred by others.
Team boss Gunther Steiner had cautioned in advance that Baku would be a difficult track for the team, and that proved to be the case as the drivers couldn’t get into the tyre temperature window.
“The feeling hasn’t been good all weekend in the ...Keep reading

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Alfa Romeo summoned to stewards over Raikkonen’s front wing | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen's starting position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix could be in jeopardy after his car failed a front wing check.

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Kubica to start Azerbaijan GP from pitlane - Motorsport.com

Kubica crashed into the barriers at the tight Turn 8 left-hander in the dying seconds of the first qualifying segment on Saturday, having tagged the inside wall on entry into the corner.
The Polish driver was set to line up 19th - promoted one spot due to Pierre Gasly's pitlane start penalty for missing the weighbridge - but will now give up his starting spot on the grid.
Williams said that ...Keep reading

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Kubica to start his Williams from pitlane after Baku qualifying crash - Autosport

Robert Kubica will start Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane, following his Williams team's decision to make changes to his FW42 in the aftermath of his qualifying crash

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Kubica to start his Williams from pitlane after Baku qualifying crash - Autosport

Robert Kubica will start Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane, following his Williams team's decision to make changes to his FW42 in the aftermath of his qualifying crash

Read more: Kubica to start his Williams from pitlane after Baku qualifying crash - Autosport

Red Bull's unique 2019 front suspension layout revealed - Autosport

Red Bull is running a unique Formula 1 front suspension design with two separate legs replacing the conventional single-piece wishbone.

Read more: Red Bull's unique 2019 front suspension layout revealed - Autosport

Paddock Diary: Azerbaijan Grand Prix day three | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

The Baku race promoters sent Williams a bunch of flowers to apologise for the drain which wrecked their car, but the team may face a seven-figure repair bill, reports Dieter Rencken from Azerbaijan.

Read more: Paddock Diary: Azerbaijan Grand Prix day three | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Wolff: Ferrari thwarted by Q3 "double whammy" - Motorsport.com

Ferrari had been impressively quick in through practice, but ultimately lost out after Charles Leclerc crashed in Q2, and Vettel was unable to match his rivals in Q3.
The German was the first driver in the queue of cars going for a time, and thus had to complete his flying lap without a tow.
He was left in that situation in part because the Mercedes drivers drove down the pitlane and then ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff: Ferrari thwarted by Q3 "double whammy" - Motorsport.com

How a Mercedes ‘dummy’ completed Ferrari’s ‘double whammy’ - Autosport

Ferrari's unexpected Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying defeat was a "double whammy" of being "dummied" by Formula 1 rival Mercedes and getting caught out by a significant drop in track temperature

Read more: How a Mercedes ‘dummy’ completed Ferrari’s ‘double whammy’ - Autosport

How a Mercedes ‘dummy’ completed Ferrari’s ‘double whammy’ - Autosport

Ferrari's unexpected Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying defeat was a "double whammy" of being "dummied" by Formula 1 rival Mercedes and getting caught out by a significant drop in track temperature

Read more: How a Mercedes ‘dummy’ completed Ferrari’s ‘double whammy’ - Autosport

Hamilton: I’d have same reaction as Leclerc to crash | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says he understood Charles Leclerc's furious reaction to the crash which put him out of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: Hamilton: I’d have same reaction as Leclerc to crash | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Rosberg: Unreal how Ferrari threw it away - PlanetF1

Heading into qualifying as the team to beat but finishing only third fastest, Nico Rosberg says it is "unbelievable" how Ferrari keep throwing it away.

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The updated Azerbaijan GP grid - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas will start the Azerbaijan GP from pole position, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, while Pierre Gasly has twice been sent to the back of the grid.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Williams have ‘replacement parts’ for Kubica’s car - PlanetF1

On a weekend involving a hefty repair bill for Williams, the good news is Robert Kubica will be able to start the Azerbaijan GP as the team has all the parts needed.

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New Safety Car rule will make restarts “less exciting” – Norris | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lando Norris predicts any Safety Car restarts in today's Azerbaijan Grand Prix won't be as lively in previous years due to a rules change.

Read more: New Safety Car rule will make restarts “less exciting” – Norris | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton: Bring on Baku 'lottery' - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton is braced for one of the "most challenging" tests of the season at the Azerbaijan GP, describing the race as a "lottery" where anything can happen.

Read more: Hamilton: Bring on Baku 'lottery' - SkySports F1

Things to know before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku in numbers and facts - F1technical.net

Formula One has been stationed in Baku, Azerbaijan where the fourth round of the 2019 FIA Formula One Championship takes place. Despite still being a relatively new location on the calendar, Baku has already made its name since it joined the sport.

Read more: Things to know before the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Baku in numbers and facts - F1technical.net

“We’ll throw the dummy”: Mercedes’ radio messages reveal Q3 tactics | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: "We'll throw the dummy": Mercedes' radio messages reveal Q3 tactics • Grosjean "shocked" by poor pace • Mazepin handed F2 pole

Read more: “We’ll throw the dummy”: Mercedes’ radio messages reveal Q3 tactics | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Will a warmer race day help Ferrari fight Mercedes? | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Mercedes locked out the front row in cool conditions on Saturday but a warmer Sunday should be good news for Ferrari.

Read more: Will a warmer race day help Ferrari fight Mercedes? | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix pre-race analysis - RaceFans

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 4 - Motorsport.com

Does motorsport need to be “relevant”?
Does anyone know what Formula 1 stands for today? This may be the most important question of all in order for F1 or motorsports in general to survive. In order to be relevant it is obviously important to understand in what context you want to be relevant. In the case of Formula 1, does this mean you must be socially relevant or more relevant towards ...Keep reading

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How F1’s slowest team is getting even slower | Lap time watch: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Williams are getting further away from their 2018 lap times with each passing race, and for the second race running are more than 2.5 seconds off their 2017 pace.

Read more: How F1’s slowest team is getting even slower | Lap time watch: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

All you need to know about Baku - including the trick Mercedes played on Ferrari - BBC F1

The unpredictability of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix gives Ferrari a chance to redeem themselves on Sunday, after Mercedes little trick.

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Azerbaijan GP 2019: What to look out for - Motorsport.com

Bottas' second chance at redemption?
The Finn took pole position for the second time in two races but, last time out in China, he was unable to make the most of his opportunity to win a race that got away from him in 2018.
He lost out on winning the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after encountering a cruel tyre blowout on the final lap, and goes into the race knowing that he has unfinished ...Keep reading

Read more: Azerbaijan GP 2019: What to look out for - Motorsport.com

2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Saturday action in pictures | F1 Pictures - RaceFans

Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Gasly excluded from Azerbaijan GP qualifying - Motorsport.com

But the stewards' decision will make no difference to the grid because Gasly was already destined for a pitlane start as a punishment for missing a call to the weighbridge at the end of Friday practice.
Gasly and Red Bull's summons was the first time that a breach of the fuel flow limit of 100kg per hour had been found in qualifying.
Previous disqualifications for the offence had only been ...Keep reading

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Gasly excluded from Baku Formula 1 qualifying for fuel flow breach - Autosport

Pierre Gasly has been excluded from the results of Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying because his Red Bull Formula 1 car breached fuel flow rules

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Gasly excluded from Baku Formula 1 qualifying for fuel flow breach - Autosport

Pierre Gasly has been excluded from the results of Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying because his Red Bull Formula 1 car breached fuel flow rules

Read more: Gasly excluded from Baku Formula 1 qualifying for fuel flow breach - Autosport

Grosjean: Haas "just didn't work" in Baku F1 qualifying - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean both struggled for grip and pace in Baku - despite both reporting that they were happy with the feeling of the car

Read more: Grosjean: Haas "just didn't work" in Baku F1 qualifying - Autosport

Grosjean: Haas "just didn't work" in Baku F1 qualifying - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean both struggled for grip and pace in Baku - despite both reporting that they were happy with the feeling of the car

Read more: Grosjean: Haas "just didn't work" in Baku F1 qualifying - Autosport

Gasly disqualified from qualifying results | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly has been disqualified from the results of today’s qualifying session after the stewards found his Red Bull exceeded the maximum fuel flow rate. This article will be updated. 2019 F1 season Browse all 2019 F1 season articles

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Perez delighted with ‘great’ Baku qualifying - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez produced the magic again at the Baku City Circuit by claiming P5 on the grid for Sunday's race.

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Raikkonen “got way too close” to Hamilton in qualifying | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Kimi Raikkonen cursed he "could have done a better lap on my own" after getting too close to Lewis Hamilton during qualifying.

Read more: Raikkonen “got way too close” to Hamilton in qualifying | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hulkenberg: No "love and harmony" with RS19 in Baku - Motorsport.com

The German suffered his second Q1 exit of the year and was only quicker than the Williams drivers in the session, while trailing teammate Daniel Ricciardo by nearly a second.
When he was informed of the gap to Ricciardo by the team at the end of Q1, Hulkenberg responded with a simple “ouch”.
Speaking after the session, he said: “The feeling of the car underneath me, I haven’t really ...Keep reading

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Hulkenberg: No love, harmony with Renault Formula 1 car in Baku - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg says he "hasn't felt the love and the harmony" with the Renault Formula 1 car in Baku so far, after struggling in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Hulkenberg: No love, harmony with Renault Formula 1 car in Baku - Autosport

Hulkenberg: No love, harmony with Renault Formula 1 car in Baku - Autosport

Nico Hulkenberg says he "hasn't felt the love and the harmony" with the Renault Formula 1 car in Baku so far, after struggling in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Read more: Hulkenberg: No love, harmony with Renault Formula 1 car in Baku - Autosport

Azerbaijan GP: Post-qualifying press conference - Motorsport.com

TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Paul Di Resta)
Q: You’ve got to be the happiest man here today, Valtteri; what a sensational last lap to grab pole position. An interrupted session, you kept your composure, and I guess you stole that pole position from Ferrari, because they have been ever so strong? 
Valtteri BOTTAS: Yeah, I’m really happy for that. It was a nice feeling to get it done on ...Keep reading

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Robert Kubica: Baku qualifying crash shows I must leave more margin - Autosport

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says his Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying crash showed he should allow "a bit more margin" while he is still lacking confidence with the FW42

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Robert Kubica: Baku qualifying crash shows I must leave more margin - Autosport

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says his Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying crash showed he should allow "a bit more margin" while he is still lacking confidence with the FW42

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Crash showed Kubica he needs to "take more margin" with FW42 - Motorsport.com

Kubica crashed into the barrier at the tight Turn 8 right-hander late in the first segment of qualifying, having clipped the wall entering the corner.
The crash consigned him to 19th on the grid, as he was outqualified by teammate George Russell for a fourth race in a row.
Kubica has not been comfortable with his FW42 chassis since the start of the season, and admitted he could've taken more ...Keep reading

Read more: Crash showed Kubica he needs to "take more margin" with FW42 - Motorsport.com

Red Bull summoned over Gasly fuel-flow limit infringement - Motorsport.com

Gasly benefited from a huge tow from Lance Stroll's Racing Point to lap quickest in the first part of qualifying in Baku.
However, FIA F1 technical delegate Jo Bauer reported that Gasly exceeded the maximum allowed fuel mass flow of 100 kg/h on that lap.
He referred the matter to the stewards, who have duly summoned Gasly and his Red Bull team.
Daniel Ricciardo exceeded the fuel-flow ...Keep reading

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Gasly under investigation for fuel flow violation | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pierre Gasly is under investigation for allegedly exceeding the fuel flow limit when he set the quickest time of the session in Q1 during qualifying.

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Red Bull summoned to Formula 1 stewards for Gasly fuel flow breach - Autosport

Red Bull has been summoned to the stewards for Pierre Gasly exceeding Formula 1's fuel flow limit while setting the fastest lap at the start of Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying

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Red Bull summoned to Formula 1 stewards for Gasly fuel flow breach - Autosport

Red Bull has been summoned to the stewards for Pierre Gasly exceeding Formula 1's fuel flow limit while setting the fastest lap at the start of Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying

Read more: Red Bull summoned to Formula 1 stewards for Gasly fuel flow breach - Autosport

How the Azerbaijan GP grid lines up - SkySports F1

It's another Mercedes' front-row lockout at the Azerbaijan GP, but penalties mean there are changes to how the grid lines up behind them.

Read more: How the Azerbaijan GP grid lines up - SkySports F1

Max Verstappen: 2019 F1 rules mean slipstreams are deciding pole - Autosport

Max Verstappen says Formula 1's high-drag 2019 cars have made slipstreaming a "critical" element of qualifying

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Verstappen: Tows "critical" with "draggy" 2019 F1 cars - Motorsport.com

The Dutchman had topped the Q2 session in Azerbaijan and had provisionally been on the front row towards the end of Q3, before he slipped down to fourth in the end.

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But he reckons the key element that decided the final order was who got the better tow rather than who delivered the best lap – ...Keep reading

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Mercedes qualifying tactics delivered “double whammy” to Ferrari – Wolff | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes plan to maximise its drivers' opportunity to run in a slipstream during qualifying handed a "double whammy" to rivals Ferrari, according to team principal Toto Wolff.

Read more: Mercedes qualifying tactics delivered “double whammy” to Ferrari – Wolff | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Hamilton ‘grateful’ after ‘pretty shocking’ Q3 lap - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton says he is "grateful" to be starting the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in P2 after struggling in the first two corners of his final Q3 lap.

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Verstappen thought Ferrari would be ‘miles ahead’ - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen was left chewing over a "weird" qualifying session, a session in which he thought Ferrari would be "miles ahead".

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Frijns takes title lead by one point in first wet Formula E race | Formula E - RaceFans

Formula E's first wet race was chaotic but Robin Frijns emerge victorious and claim the championship lead by a single point.

Read more: Frijns takes title lead by one point in first wet Formula E race | Formula E - RaceFans

Vital tow landed Bottas Azerbaijan pole - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas has credited his pole position in Baku to a vital tow he got on his final qualifying lap.

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Vettel: Ferrari must make Merc crack - SkySports F1

Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can make Mercedes crack under pressure in the Azerbaijan GP after a tough qualifying session.

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Hamilton couldn't recover from "shocking" first corners - Motorsport.com

Bottas led a Mercedes one-two in Baku, helped by an interrupted qualifying session that included post-practice favourite Charles Leclerc crashing out in Q2.

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Azerbaijan GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole, Leclerc crashes


Hamilton, who will line up second, said he never recovered from a "pretty shocking" first two corners.
"Valtteri did an exceptional job, it ...Keep reading

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How Mercedes duped Vettel into running alone in qualifying | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Smart tactics by Mercedes at the end of Q3 duped Sebastian Vettel into running without the benefit of a slipstream on his final lap.

Read more: How Mercedes duped Vettel into running alone in qualifying | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Technical news - Azerbaijan Grand Prix - F1technical.net

Ferrari and Mercedes both introduced updates to their cars for this weekend's Baku street race. While the Italian team brought its first upgrade package in 2019, Mercedes' new parts are rather track-specific modifications.

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Vettel: Mercedes didn’t steal pole in Baku - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel feels Mercedes bagged a front row lock-out for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on merit, despite Mercedes playing down their own chances. Silver Arrows boss To