F1 sparks again into life after a month-long break as a result of cancellation of the Chinese language Grand Prix. The Baku occasion begins a run of 5 races throughout six weeks, whereas nearly all of groups are anticipated to ship a raft of upgrades within the coming rounds which can shake-up the pecking order.
Through the impromptu break Ferrari noticed its try and overturn Carlos Sainz’s Australian GP penalty fail, that means he doesn’t regain fourth place misplaced resulting from a five-second penalty for clashing with Fernando Alonso.
Whereas at Mercedes, it has shuffled its senior technical personnel with key figures James Allison and Mike Elliott swapping roles, because the group is ready to introduce main upgrades a part of a possible wider automobile idea change.
The break additionally noticed an unexpected revisit to the 2008 F1 world championship, after Felipe Massa revealed he was assessing authorized choices to problem the title consequence after contemporary intrigue of that yr’s Crashgate saga.
However the principle focus this weekend will flip to the primary dash race of the 2023 F1 season, with qualifying lined up for Friday afternoon to resolve the beginning order for the dash – until a late rule change is introduced to put in a standalone Saturday qualifying.
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03
Photograph by: Pink Bull Content material Pool
Full 2023 Azerbaijan GP session timings
Friday 28 April 2023
Free Follow 1: 10:30am-11:30am BST (1:30pm-2:30pm native)
Qualifying: 2:00pm-3:00pm BST (5:00pm-6:00pm native)
Saturday 29 April 2023
Free Follow 2: 10:30am-11:30am BST (1:30pm-2:30pm native)
Dash race: 2:30pm-3:30pm BST (5:30pm-6:30pm native)
Sunday 30 April 2023
Race: 12:00pm BST (3:00pm native)
How can I watch Components 1?
In the UK Components 1 is simply broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel 4 a number of hours after the race has completed. Stay streaming by NOW can be obtainable within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, will be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £24 a month for brand spanking new prospects. Sky Sports activities can be accessed by NOW with a one-off day fee of £11.98p or a month membership of £34.99p per thirty days.
Followers wanting to observe the race at no cost must wait till the Saturday night time (qualifying and dash race) or Sunday night time (grand prix) to see the highlights on Channel 4.
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75
Photograph by: Ferrari
How can I watch the Azerbaijan GP?
- Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD and Sky Sports activities Most important Occasion
- Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
- Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports activities has reside and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Azerbaijan GP race ranging from 10:30am on Sky Sports activities F1 and on Sky Sports activities Most important Occasion forward of lights out at 12:00pm.
When can I watch the Azerbaijan GP highlights?
- Channel: Channel 4
- Begin time: Qualifying and dash race – 7:50pm Saturday, Grand Prix – 5:30pm Sunday
Channel 4 has the rights to point out the Azerbaijan GP highlights of qualifying, the dash race and the complete grand prix.
Will the Azerbaijan GP be on the radio?
Stay radio protection of each observe, qualifying and race for the 2023 F1 season shall be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Stay or 5 Stay Sports activities Additional stations and through the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Azerbaijan GP will begin at 12:00pm GMT on BBC Radio 5 Stay and the BBC Sounds app.
George Russell, Mercedes W13, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03
Photograph by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images
Climate forecast for the Azerbaijan GP
Baku is ready for dry and sunny circumstances all through the race weekend, with a low likelihood of rain however robust winds. Highs of 20 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race, with sunny circumstances and a reasonable breeze.