2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Weekend Information

2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇦🇿 THE 2018 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX 

Round 4. 27th-29th April.

980th F1 Grand Prix | 2nd Azerbaijan Grand Prix | 3rd Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit

2017 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2017 WINNER: DANIEL RICCIARDO


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 27th April
Free Practice 1 (1pm Local Time/ 10am UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (5pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Saturday 28th April
Free Practice 3 (2pm Local Time/ 11am UK Time)
Qualifying (5pm Local Time/ 2pm UK Time)

Sunday 29th April
The 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (4:10pm Local Time/ 1:10pm UK Time)


Stats and Facts

  • With just two races having being held here, the win from pole ratio is 50%. In 2016, Nico Rosberg dominated the weekend, while in 2017, Lewis Hamilton took pole but Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic race. 
  • Mercedes and Red Bull each have one victory at this track.
  • Mercedes are the only team to have taken pole in Baku.

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Baku City Circuit!


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 26th April. The press conference will be split into two parts, with three drivers appearing in the first part, and a further three in the second part. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place before Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

James Allison (Mercedes)
Mario Isola (Pirelli)
Paul Monaghan (Red Bull)

  Driver Steward

Each weekend a former Formula One driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward for the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is Tom Kristensen.


  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Baku City Circuit currently looks like this:


  Fastest Ever Lap

1:40.593

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2017. Will it be beaten over the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend?


  Tyre Choices

Pirelli will supply Soft, Super Soft, and Ultra Soft tyres for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Here is each driver’s choice of tyre for the event:


  2017 Fastest Lap in each Session

The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend:

Free Practice 1 1:44.410 (Max Verstappen)
Free Practice 2 1:43.362 (Max Verstappen)
Free Practice 3 1;42.742 (Valtteri Bottas)
Qualifying 1:40.593 (Lewis Hamilton)
Grand Prix 1:43.441 (Sebastian Vettel)