F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix LIVE: FP1 latest updates as Hamilton looks to overhaul Verstappen in world championship

LEWIS HAMILTON and Max Verstappen head to Azerbaijan as they do battle again in an enthralling F1 campaign.

Hamilton had been in control of the championship but slipped behind Verstappen after a seventh placed finish in Monaco.

Get all the latest F1 updates from Baku here…

  • Marc Mayo


    Basically no chance of rain this weekend in Baku.

    Today’s sessions are predicted to be the warmest of the Grand Prix, topping 27°C under bright sunshine.

    More of the same for qualifying tomorrow before some heavy cloud cover anticipated for Sunday’s race – although temperatures will barely drop.

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  • Marc Mayo


    Formula 2 practice is already complete with Juri Vips on top for the youngsters.

    Naturally, there were some close encounters with the wall…

  • Marc Mayo


    It is a fine weekend in Azerbaijan for an enthralling sixth round of the 2021 Formula One championship.

    Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton by just FOUR points after his second race win of the season, last time out in Monaco.

    The Brit’s collapse to seventh place led to a tense post-mortem at Mercedes, who have fallen behind Red Bull in the constructors standings by just one point.

    Free practice is soon to get underway around the angular street circuit of Baku.

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