In the F1 race for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, an incredible situation occurred in the last lap. Esteban Ocon, who drove the entire race on the same set of tires, had to go to the pits to change to a different set according to the rules, and the oncoming racing car surprised a number of journalists and photographers in the pits, who surrounded the pits in anticipation of the winning trio. When the racing cars enter the pits, they drive at a speed of 60 km/h, and the photographers were incredibly lucky to get out of the way of the oncoming racing car in time. It is another of the mistakes of the management and organization of F1 races. https://twitter.com/MattP1Gallagher/status/1652657757286178818
Mexican Sergio Perez won the sprint race in Azerbaijan, while Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who started the race from first place and then had to give up the lead to the overpowering Red Bull in the eighth lap, and Perez's teammate Max Verstappen, also finished on the podium. was locked in a wheel-to-wheel duel with Mercedes driver George Russell in the first few corners of the race. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1652313647488593921 After the first lap, the race was slowed down first by a virtual safety car and then by a real safety car due to the wreckage of Yuki Tsunoda's car. Leclerc held on to the lead, Perez second, while Russell and Verstappen scored multiple times, with the Mercedes driver damaging the Dutchman's RB19. https://twitter.com/F1/status/165
Charles Leclerc has won the best starting position for the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, his third in a row at the Baku circuit. Max Verstappen was second and Sergio Perez third in another Red Bull. Carlos Sainz was fourth, Lewis Hamilton fifth, Fernando Alonso sixth, Lando Norris seventh, Yuki Tsunoda eighth, Lance Stroll ninth and Oscar Piastri tenth. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1651956649429483520 Qualifying was red-flagged 10 minutes before the end of the first leg when rookie Nyck de Vries crashed into the protective tires in the third corner and then again just over two minutes later, when Pierre Gasly collided with the fence at the same place. At the end of the first part, Guanyu Zhou, Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen, Pierre Gasly, Nyck de Vries were eliminated. In the second, George was eliminated
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen was fastest in the only free practice that F1 drivers and teams will have in Baku this weekend. The schedule of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been greatly changed, as today at 15 p.m. instead of the second training session, we will see the qualifications that will determine the starting row for Sunday's race. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the second practice time by 0.037 seconds ahead of Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz in another Ferrari. McLaren racer Lando Norris set the fifth time, while Nyck de Vries, Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso, Alex Albon, and Zhou Guanyu finished the training in the top ten. Mercedes racers were eleventh (Lewis Hamilton) and seventeenth George Russell.
The F1 race weekend format, which features a Saturday sprint race, could get a novelty in Azerbaijan. This year, there are as many as six weekends on the race calendar, when we will watch the Saturday sprint race, and another qualification, separate from the Saturday ones, for the Sunday race should be added to the schedule. Currently qualifying for the sprint race takes place on Friday, while Saturday's race determines the grid for Sunday's test. The leaders would now like to separate Saturday's sprint race from the rest of the race weekend, and the changes could come into effect as early as the race in Baku. Under the new proposal, drivers would still have free practice on Friday and then qualify, which would determine the grid for Sunday's Grand Prix. Saturday's second free practice would be replaced by another qualification, these
Charles Leclerc won the best starting position for the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, which he will start just before the Red Bull duo, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappn. For the Ferrari racer from Monaco, this is the fourth consecutive pole position this season, and the fifteenth in Formula 1. The fourth Ferrari racer, Carlos Sainz, starts the fourth place, and George Rusell was more successful in the qualifications than his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The race started in fifth place, the Frenchman Pierre Gasly was among the Mercedes racers, and Juki Tsunoda, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso also started the race in the top ten. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1535652691552116736
Sergio Perez set the fastest time of the last free practice before qualifying for the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan. The Mexican behind the wheel of a Red Bull race car was 0.070 seconds faster than Ferrari racer Charles Leclerc in second place, and his teammate Max Verstappen was third after failing to improve his time due to traffic in the last fast lap.
German Mick Schumacher revealed that the coolant on his car started leaking on Friday due to the violent bouncing of the car on the streets of the capital of Azerbaijan. The Haas racer drove just three laps when water started vomiting from the bottom of the page on the right side of the car. “The water leak problem that thwarted our preparation plan came about because of the strong jumping in the first lap,” explained Schumacher, who says this is also the first time he has physically felt the jump. "The body is suffering, as is the race car, so this will have to be considered before the next races. The track does not wear too much tires, as the temperature is not high. It will be interesting to take a closer look and prepare for the race." https://twitter.com/F1/status/1535250153988411393 Team leader, Gunt
Sergio Perez was the fastest in the first free practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, but in the afternoon, the second practice, Charles Leclerc set the fastest time of the day. Monaco was almost a quarter of a second faster than the winner of the race in Monaco, while current world champion Max Verstappen was a tenth slower and finished third. It was followed by a Spanish duo, Fernando Alonso ahead of Carlos Sainz in fourth and fifth, and Pierre Gasly in sixth. George Russell was once again the fastest racer of Mercedes, setting the seventh time. In the first training session, we saw two interruptions with a virtual safety car. German Mick Schumacher was the first to take care of it when coolant leaked from his car. For the other, Nicholas Latifi, who had to pair
Haas racer Nikita Mazepin has been criticized several times this year for overtaking rivals in the qualifying round. Competitors accused him of not following the gentleman’s rule among racers not to do so. During the qualifications on the narrow streets of Baku, the racers were aware that the position on the track in the match with the competitors is very important for a good qualifying result, so we could see many overtaking, and Mazepin wondered after the qualifications why others do not receive criticism. racers. "For me, the matter is quite clear, but in this case, I would like to call on all those who have criticized me to now criticize those who have done the same, because the rules are the rules that are supposed to be the same for all racers. I saw that they are too fast in the preparation round