2021 Azerbaijan GP Race Preview

04 Jun – 06 Jun 2021


Session NameDate/Time (Track local time)
Free Practice 104 Jun 12:30 – 13:30
Free Practice 204 Jun 16:00 – 17:00
Free Practice 305 Jun 13:00 – 14:00
Qualification05 Jun 16:00 – 17:00
Race06 Jun 16:00 – 18:00

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Until 2021 Azerbaijan GP

Azerbaijan GP Track Map

Azerbaijan GP Track Facts

Number of Laps: 51
Track Length: 6.003km
Race Distance: 306.049 km
Best Laptime: 1:43.009 by Charles Leclerc (2019)
2019 Pole Position: Valtteri Bottas
2019 Race winner: Valtteri Bottas

Find out the Race Schedule in your local time zone at the F1 Official Race Schedule Page.

The Baku city circuit is one of the newest street city circuits on the F1 calendar. First introduced in 2016, it has quickly become a fan favorite among street circuits. This circuit is the second longest circuit besides Spa-Francorchamps on the calendar. The 2.22 km(1.38 mi) straight is the longest on the 2021 calendar. This circuit has given us some exciting racing with the ultra wide and long straight, 90 degree corners and extremely narrow old fort wall section brings a unique challenge for the contenders.

The long straights favor teams running a low drag setup and teams with a good engine. Given the Bendgate might give Red Bull a slight advantage over Mercedes, which they(merc) will make up in their straight line speed because of the engine that they house in their car. The Championship battle is just heating up between Lewis and Max as well as Mercedes and Red Bull.

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