Following two painful races for Ferrari and Charles Leclerc, dropping from successful positions at each the Spanish and Monaco GPs, the Italian squad will look to strike again in Baku this weekend.
Sergio Perez, who claimed his maiden Crimson Bull win on the Azerbaijan GP final 12 months, celebrated his Monaco GP triumph by signing a new two-year contract extension at Red Bull that may maintain him on the workforce at the least till the top of the 2024 season.
The Mexican’s win allowed him to shut the hole on team-mate Max Verstappen on the prime of the F1 drivers’ standings, with the Dutchman main Leclerc by 9 factors and Perez by 15 factors. Within the F1 world constructors’ championship, Crimson Bull heads Ferrari by 36 factors.
Mercedes stays simply out of attain of the highest two, regardless of George Russell’s spectacular consistency of ending each F1 race within the prime 5 to this point this 12 months. Team boss Toto Wolff is confident Lewis Hamilton’s luck will soon change, the seven-time world champion having been outscored by his new team-mate over the previous couple of races because of clashes, poor technique and getting caught behind slower vehicles.
Full 2022 Azerbaijan GP session timings
Friday 10 June 2022
Free Apply 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Free Apply 2: 3:00pm-4:00pm BST (6:00pm-7:00pm native)
Saturday 11 June 2022
Free Apply 3: 12:00pm-1:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm native)
Qualifying: 3:00pm-4:00pm BST (6:00pm-7:00pm native)
Sunday 12 June 2022
Race: 12:00pm BST (3:00pm native)
Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, and George Russell, Williams FW43B
Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images
How can I watch Method 1?
In the UK Method 1 is just broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel 4 a number of hours after the race has completed. Stay streaming via NOW can be obtainable within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, may be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £20 a month for brand new clients. Sky Sports activities may also be accessed via NOW with a one-off day fee of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per thirty days.
Followers wanting to look at the race totally free must wait till the night of Saturday (qualifying) or Sunday (race) to see the highlights on Channel 4.
How can I watch the F1 Azerbaijan GP?
· Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD and Sky Sports activities Most important Occasion HD
· Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
· Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports activities has stay and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Azerbaijan GP race ranging from 10:30am forward of lights out at 12:00pm.
When can I watch the F1 Azerbaijan GP highlights?
· Channel: Channel 4
· Begin time: Saturday qualifying – 10:00pm, Sunday race – 6:30pm
Channel 4 has the rights to point out the Azerbaijan GP highlights of qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Will the F1 Azerbaijan GP be on the radio?
Stay radio protection of each follow, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season can be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Stay and 5 Stay Sports activities Further stations or through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Azerbaijan GP will begin at 12:00pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Stay and the BBC Sounds app.
Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR21
Photograph by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images
Climate forecast for the Azerbaijan GP
Baku is about for heat and sunny circumstances all through the race weekend, with dry circumstances on forecast for the occasion. Highs of 29 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race, six levels hotter than the Monaco GP final day out.
Most F1 Azerbaijan GP wins
Nico Rosberg: 1 win (2016 – European GP)
Daniel Ricciardo: 1 win (2017)
Lewis Hamilton: 1 win (2018)
Valtteri Bottas: 1 win (2019)
Sergio Perez: 1 win (2021)