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Heidfeld: Leclerc could become No.1 driver

Lewis Hamilton says he sympathises with Ferrari ‘number 2’ Charles Leclerc. “There are scenarios where multiple world champions demand the ...
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Lando Norris would only give himself a “six out of 10” for his F1 season to date as he reckons ...
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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel fires Lewis Hamilton warning ahead of Azerbaijan GP

Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel has fired a warning to Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix ...
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Cocky Ricciardo bet Marko €1,000 that Bottas was doomed!

Last summer, Daniel Ricciardo was so sure that Valtteri Bottas would leave Mercedes at the end of the season that ...
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McLaren Racing racked up a record £96 million loss in 2018!

McLaren's 2018 season in F1 was nothing to write home about, but the year will go down as the worst ...
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Sebastian Vettel: “I have absolute confidence that I can become world champion”

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Monger aiming to race in Formula 1 eventually

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Under the weather Russell skips media duties in Baku

Williams' George Russell arrived in Baku yesterday feeling under the weather, a condition that prevented the young Brit from taking ...
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Renault consistent if not reliable says Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg believes Renault’s pace is consistently strong as preparation continues for the Azerbaijan GP. MGU-K issues caused the German ...
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Vettel explains “we had it” radio message in China

Sebastian Vettel has explained his post-qualifying team radio message at the Chinese Grand Prix which suggested he believed he could ...
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No ‘invincible’ feeling allowed at Mercedes insists Bottas

Despite a perfect start to its 2019 campaign, Mercedes can't let itself be overwhelmed by a feeling of invincibility insists ...
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Hamilton: Mercedes’ 2019 F1 car ‘harder to work with’ than predecessor

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes is still working to get on top of its 2019 F1 car, which is proving “harder ...
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DUTCH MEDIA: ‘VERSTAPPEN DOESN’T USE GASLY’S DATA ANYMORE’

Dutch F1 journalist Erik van Haren has claimed that Pierre Gasly’s poor performance for Red Bull so far in 2019 ...
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Sebastian Vettel confirms Ferrari upgrades: “You will see some new things on the car” Sebastian Vettel confirms Ferrari upgrades

Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel talks about the updates for the race in Baku: “You will see some things ...
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Charles Leclerc will accept more Ferrari team orders “in some situations”

Charles Leclerc says he will accept further team orders from Ferrari “in some situations” after being told to defer to ...
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Horner: Honda will reach Ferrari and Mercedes power

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes that Honda could well challenge the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes this season ...
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SENNA-HAMILTON RACE WOULD BE EXCITING SAYS MASSA

"It’s a big shift going to Formula E with a lot of common parts, a lot of standardised cost control ...
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Webber open to future role with Porsche Formula E team

Porsche ambassador Mark Webber says he would be open to an opportunity to get involved with the manufacturer's Formula E ...
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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel explains “we had it” radio message in China

Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel has explained his post-qualifying team radio message at the Chinese Grand Prix which suggested ...
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Horner: ‘Concertinaing’ in engine war

Ahead of Honda’s Baku upgrade, Christian Horner says he hopes Red Bull can close the gap to Mercedes and Ferrari ...
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NEXT RACE:

Azerbaijan Grand Prix – 🇦🇿  – Baku City Circuit – 28th April 2019

 

The Baku City Circuit (Azerbaijani: Bakı Şəhər Halqası) is a motor racing street circuit located in Baku, Azerbaijan constructed near Baku Boulevard. A lap of the circuit is 6.003 kilometres (3.730 mi), making it the second-longest circuit on the Formula One calendar.The inaugural Formula One race at the circuit was the 2016 European Grand Prix and its support events. A year later, in 2017, the circuit held the inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The event is organised by Baku City Circuit Operation Company (Azerbaijani: Bakı Şəhər Halqası Əməliyyat Şirkəti).

The six kilometre, anti-clockwise layout of the circuit was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit was planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west along a 1 km straight to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower. Here, the track was planned to have a narrow 7.6 m (25 ft) uphill traversal and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) stretch along Neftchilar Avenue back to the start line. The circuit was projected to be the fastest street circuit in the world, with a top speed close to 360 km/h and the second longest circuit on the current F1 calendar behind the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.