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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

a few seconds ago

All Q2 figures in a row.

🏁 Q2 CLASSIFICATION 🏁The gap between the top five = 0.034s 🤯 #AzerbaijanGP 🇦🇿 #F1


AuthorFormula 1Moment of places13: 06 - June 5, 2021

a few seconds ago

The drivers who will compete for pole position:

  • Max Verstappen

  • Sergio PerezI

  • Lewis Hamilton

  • Yuki Tsunoda

  • Charles Leclerc

  • Carlos Sainz

  • Lando Norris

  • Pierre Gasly

  • Valtteri Bottas

  • Fernando Alonso

  • a few seconds ago

    FINISH (Q2)

    - And with that, Q2 ends.

    Max Verstappen is the fastest, but the differences are minimal.

    The dropouts:

    11. Sebastian Vettel

    12. Esteban Ocon

    13. Daniel Ricciardo

    14. Kimi Raikkönen

    15. George Russell

    a few seconds ago

    a few seconds ago

    CODE RED - Daniel Ricciardo is next to crash.

    The Australian, who is already experiencing a disappointing season at McLaren, will start in thirteenth place tomorrow.

    a few seconds ago

    Another 2 minutes (Q2)

    - Verstappen is already at the top, but does not take any risks and goes on the road anyway.

    a few seconds ago

    Another 3 minutes (Q2)

    - Valtteri Bottas (P9) is still absolutely sure of a place in Q3.

    The Finn will have to improve.

    2 minutes ago

    Another 5 minutes (Q2)

    - In the danger zone:

    7. Gasly

    8. Bottas

    9. Alonso

    10. Vettel

    11. Ocon

    12. Tsunoda

    13. Ricciardo

    14. Räikkönen

    15. Russell

    4 minutes ago

    7 more minutes (Q2)

    - Fastest time Max Verstappen!

    Despite a bad first sector, the Dutchman tops the times list.

    The differences are minimal.

  • Verstappen - 1.41.625

  • Perez - +0.005

  • Hamilton - +0.009

  • Leclerc - +0.034

  • 4 minutes ago

    5 minutes ago

    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.

    7 minutes ago

    Another 10 minutes (Q2)

     - 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.

    8 minutes ago

    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.

    9 minutes ago

    Heading out for Q2!

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


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

    10 minutes ago

    Another 13 minutes (Q2)

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

    Who sets the tone in the second qualifying session?

    10 minutes ago

    12 minutes ago

    15 more minutes (Q2)

    - Green!

    The second qualifying session is underway.

    14 minutes ago

    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

    15 minutes ago

    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

    17 minutes ago

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


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

    17 minutes ago

    FINISH (Q1)

    - 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

    17 minutes ago

    20 minutes ago

    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.

    22 minutes ago

    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

    24 minutes ago

    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.

    27 minutes ago

    Another 7 minutes (Q1)

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

    It's busy on the asphalt.

    28 minutes ago

    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.

    28 minutes ago

    28 minutes ago

    9 more minutes (Q1)

    - For the third time we start Q1!

    29 minutes ago

    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

    33 minutes ago

    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

    34 minutes ago

    🚩 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

    35 minutes ago


    - 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.

    38 minutes ago

    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.

    38 minutes ago

    9 minutes left (Q1)

    - Fastest time Max Verstappen.

    40 minutes ago

    Another 10 minutes (Q1)

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

    41 minutes ago

    12 more minutes (Q1)

    - It is indeed busy on the track.

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

    42 minutes ago

    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.

    43 minutes ago

    14 more minutes (Q1)

    - Green!

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

    Expect crowds on the track.

    an hour ago

    The red flag is good news for George Russell.

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

    an hour ago

    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

    an hour ago

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

    This will still take a few minutes.

    an hour ago

    🚩 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

    an hour ago


    - The session is therefore shut down.

    Only Charles Leclerc (1.42.532) has recorded a time.

    an hour ago


    - Lance Stroll Crashed!

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

    an hour ago

    Another 15 minutes (Q1)

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

    an hour ago

    Another 16 minutes (Q1)

    - In the free practice sessions it rained yellow flags.

    Will qualifying be just as chaotic?

    an hour ago

    18 more minutes (Q1)

    - Green!

    Qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is ​​underway.

    an hour ago

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

    Despite his crash, the Dutchman can therefore just qualify.

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