?? 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
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.
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)|
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.
The weather forecast for the week ahead at the Baku City Circuit currently looks like this:
Fastest Ever Lap
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?
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)|