UPDATE, April 29, 11:30 am: First sprint race of the F1 season goes to Perez
The first sprint of the year goes to Sergio Pérez! After the safety car was deployed, the Mexican was able to use his speed advantages on the long straight to overtake Leclerc. He held at least second place in front of the struggling Verstappen. Nevertheless, the Dutchman can look forward to six more points in the fight for the title.
After the morning’s sprint shootout, there were few clear changes. Exactly the same names appear in the points ranks that could already be read at the start of the sprint. Behind the top trio of Pérez, Leclerc and Verstappen are George Russell, Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Lance Stroll in the points.
UPDATE, April 29, 11:30 am: Leclerc wins Sprint Shootout in Baku
The collision wasn’t that bad with the Ferrari, which should reassure the mechanics in particular. Ultimately, Leclerc can even lead his vehicle with a battered front wing to the intended position in the pits. He will start the sprint race from pole. Pérez is waiting next to him, while Verstappen is lurking behind him. This is followed by George Russell, who drove faster than Hamilton at the decisive moment, and Carlos Sainz, who has been missing a lot compared to his team-mate.
Formula in Azerbaijan: will Verstappen win again?
The race in Australia is now followed by the next Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. At the weekend, Formula 1 will be making a guest appearance in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and will be driven on the Baku City Circuit.
Last year world champion Max Verstappen was able to snatch victory in Baku. His team-mate Sergio Perez landed behind the Red Bull Racing driver. George Russell in his Mercedes completed the podium in Baku, where there has always been a different winner in the previous six races.
The free practice sessions will provide a first indication of how the cars are doing in Azerbaijan, before qualifying and the race really get down to business.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix: broadcast, ticker, results, times – all information about Formula 1
Where will the sessions be broadcast on TV and live stream? What times do they take place? And where’s a live ticker for the race in Azerbaijan?
Formula 1 live: When do the free practice sessions, qualifying and the race in Azerbaijan take place?
Free practice: Friday, April 28, 11:30 a.m. – to the live ticker
Qualifying for the race on Sunday: Friday, April 28, 3 p.m. – to the live ticker
Qualifying for the sprint race: Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. – to the live ticker
Sprint race: Saturday, April 29, 3:30 p.m. – to the live ticker
Race: Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m. – to the live ticker
Formula 1 in Azerbaijan live: laps, track length, previous winners – information about the GP in Baku
- Type of circuit: street circuit
- Number of rounds: 51
- Track length: 6.003 kilometers
- Venue since: 2017
- Record winners: Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen (1x each)
Formula 1 live in Azerbaijan: will the sessions and the race be broadcast on free TV?
No, there will be no broadcast on free TV. While four Grand Prix were still broadcast on free-to-air television on RTL last season, the broadcaster is no longer covering the pinnacle of motorsport this year.
Formula 1 live: Who broadcasts the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on pay TV and live stream?
In pay TV, Sky is responsible for the transmission. You can find a live stream at WOW, the station’s streaming service. However, both offers are subject to a fee.
The Formula 1 race in Azerbaijan live: Where’s a live ticker?
With the live ticker from ran you are always up to date – from the first free practice session on Friday to the race on Sunday evening.
Formula 1 live: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix on TV and live stream – highlights of the race
If you can’t follow the race but want to see the most important scenes, you can find them on both Sky and Sport1.