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Good morning and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments regarding the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan.

Lots of fun!

  • GP Azerbaijan

  • LIVE:

  • Qualification

  • View the live stand here

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Another 8 minutes (Q2)

- Hamilton clocks the second time and is only four thousandths slower than Pérez.

In the third sector, the Mercedes is by far the fastest.

Bottas has to settle for seventh place, while Verstappen is now fifth.

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Another 10 minutes

- Sergio Pérez is the fastest for the time being, while Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas abort their lap.

So the Mercedes drivers have to turn on again.

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Another 11 minutes (Q2)

- Verstappen is on his way very quickly, but notes a bad third sector and has to settle for provisional third place.

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Heading out for Q2!

🤩Time to go from 15 drivers to our final 10 👀 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places12: 48 - June 5, 2021

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Another 13 minutes (Q2)

- Verstappen and Hamilton, among others, are immediately on the road.

Who sets the tone in the second qualifying session?

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15 more minutes (Q2)

- Green!

The second qualifying session is underway.

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All Q1 numbers in a row.

🚨 Q1 CLASSIFICATION 🚨Hamilton leads the way but the Red Bull drivers aren't far behind 👀 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places12: 43 - June 5, 2021

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We are through to Q2 👊 Max advances in P2 with a 1:41.760 and Checo is P3 with a 1:41.968 👏 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿


AuthorRed Bull Racing HondaMoment of places12: 43 - June 5, 2021

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🏁 ELIMINATED IN Q1 🏁LatifiSchumacherMazepinStrollGiovinazzi #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places12: 41 - June 5, 2021

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- Lewis Hamilton advances to Q2 fastest.

Max Verstappen finishes second.

The dropouts:

16. Nicholas Latifi

17. Mick Schumacher

18. Nikita Mazepin

-- Lance Stroll

-- Antonio Giovinazzi

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1 more minute (Q1)

- There's Lewis Hamilton!

With 1.41.545, the Mercedes driver clocked the fastest time.

The seven-time world champion has the car back in order at just the right time.

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Another 3 minutes (Q1)

- In the danger zone: 

11. Tsunoda

12. Alonso

13. Räikkönen

14. Norris

15. Latifi

16. Russell

17. Mazepin

18. Schumacher

-- Stroll

-- Giovinazzi

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Another 5 minutes (Q1)

- Hamilton records a purple third sector and clocks the fourth time.

Basically that's good enough to move on to Q2.

Bottas does not get past the ninth time, while Verstappen is once again the fastest of everyone in the second sector.

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Another 7 minutes (Q1)

- A little later than the rest, Max Verstappen also sets out.

It's busy on the asphalt.

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8 more minutes (Q1)

- Are we going to finish the session now?

Max Verstappen will keep his Red Bull in the pits for the time being.

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9 more minutes (Q1)

- For the third time we start Q1!

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Hamilton is told over the radio that he was only a tenth slower than Verstappen just before the red flag.

"That's not bad, but we still have to be able to do a lap," said the Briton.



AuthorPatrick MoekeMoment of places12: 28 - June 5, 2021

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This could be a long afternoon.

The slider by Antonio Giovinazzi in the picture.

Did someone say turn 15?

👀Antonio Giovinazzi is next to hit the wall at the exit of the bend 💥Who's next?

🥲 #ZiggoSportF1 #F1 #AzerbaijanGP🇦🇿


AuthorZiggo Sport F1Moment of places12: 24 - June 5, 2021

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🚩 RED FLAG 🚩Turn 15 bites again 💥Giovinazzi is the latest driver to find the Baku barriers ❌ #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places12: 22 - June 5, 2021

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- This code red is not very nice for the ten drivers who haven't set a time yet.

These include Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.

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CODE RED - Shortly after Max Verstappen clocked the fastest time - and that is exactly on time - Antonio Giovinazzi crashes.

The Alfa driver parks his car in turn 15, as do Verstappen, Leclerc and Stroll.

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9 minutes left (Q1)

- Fastest time Max Verstappen.

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Another 10 minutes (Q1)

- The Red Bull drivers are the fastest of everyone in the first sector.

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12 more minutes (Q1)

- It is indeed busy on the track.

Verstappen looks for a hole, but is held up by Alonso.

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Another 13 minutes (Q1)

- The Mercedes drivers just started out with medium tires, but now opt for the soft tire.

There is no longer that much time to take risks.

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14 more minutes (Q1)

- Green!

Stroll's car has been cleared and the session resumes.

Expect crowds on the track.

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The red flag is good news for George Russell.

Williams has repaired the Briton's car, so that he can still participate in qualifying.

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Stroll's crash in pictures.

Turn 15 all over again.. 💥 Lance Stroll also smashes it into the wall and can write the rest of qualifying on his stomach 🤕 #ZiggoSportF1 #F1 #AzerbaijanGP


AuthorZiggo Sport F1Moment of places12: 08 - 5 June 2021

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They are not the fastest marshals working in Baku this weekend.

This will still take a few minutes.

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🚩 RED FLAG 🚩📻 "I ******* up guys. I'm sorry" Lance Stroll finds the barrier at Turn 15 💥 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places12: 05 - June 5, 2021

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- The session is therefore shut down.

Only Charles Leclerc (1.42.532) has recorded a time.

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- Lance Stroll Crashed!

In turn 15, the same corner where Verstappen also went wrong in the third practice.

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Another 15 minutes (Q1)

- Striking: both Mercedes drivers do not go out on the soft tire, but with the medium tire.

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Another 16 minutes (Q1)

- In the free practice sessions it rained yellow flags.

Will qualifying be just as chaotic?

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18 more minutes (Q1)

- Green!

Qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is ​​underway.

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Red Bull reports that Max Verstappen's car has been repaired.

Despite his crash, the Dutchman can therefore just qualify.

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Getting in the ZONE 👊Quali is coming up... #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places11: 56 - June 5, 2021

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Who will take pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

  • Max Verstappen

  • Sergio PerezI

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Valtteri Bottas

  • Charles Leclerc

  • Someone else

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Another 15 minutes until qualifying

- Max Verstappen's car is still being worked on a lot.

According to Helmut Marko, the qualification of the Dutchman is not in danger.

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Mercedes expects to perform better in qualifying

Despite the problems in free practice


Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is very confident in a good qualifying, he told

Sky Sports


"We experimented a lot because we didn't start this weekend in a position where we wanted to be. We learned a lot over the weekend. Obviously we don't have the best car here, but we expect to be in qualifying. will be stronger."

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Bigger problems are ahead for George Russell.

Williams has to replace the Briton's engine and that repair will be a race against time.

Unfortunately, due to a water pump leak, @GeorgeRussell63's car requires a power unit change.The team are working hard to complete the necessary work ahead of quali 🔧


AuthorWilliams RacingMoment of places11: 03 - June 5, 2021

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Red Bull expects to have repaired Verstappen's car in time

Red Bull Racing expects Max Verstappen to be able to participate in qualifying in Baku, despite his crash in the third practice.

"The car is absolutely ready on time," said Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko at the Austrian ORF.

"Time is not a problem. We already have all the spare parts ready."

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The polesitters in Azerbaijan:

  • 2019 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

  • 2018 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)📸

  • 2017 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

  • 2016 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

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The story of the day in Baku.

World Cup leader Verstappen crashes and soon sees his training coming to an end.


Baku punishes the smallest mistakes!Max Verstappen's qualifying preparations were dealt a huge blow at Turn 15 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places10: 25 - June 5, 2021

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