After a dramatic Monaco GP now the F1 action moves to Azerbaijan. The Baku street circuit is all set to return in action after 1 year of hiatus due Covid 19. Azerbaijan GP will take place between June 4th to June 6th, 2021. Now action in round 6 of Formula 1 2021 calendar will be on Baku City Circuit and Sportsfeista brings you Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP 2021 Live Stream, Schedule & Live Telecast Information.
Monaco GP sprung a lot of surprise, first surprise was Charles Leclerc finishing on pole as he crashed immediately after setting the best time and brought out red flag and thereby aborted the hot lap of other drivers. The surprises didn’t stop here, Leclerc couldn’t start the race as Ferrari couldn’t prepare the car in-time which automatically promoted Max to pole and his only challenger Bottas remained stuck in pit for eternity as the front tyre couldn’t be removed. The literally took the sting out of the race as Max comfortably finished the race without any challenge.
Max Verstappen took the lead in drivers’ championship and in double blow to Mercedes they lost the lead in constructor championship. Bottas race finished in pits, while Lewis ended a painful seven, even after the two DNF by the drivers ahead of him. We couldn’t see much of the overtaking opportunity in Manaco but Baku is exactly opposite with it long straight definitely going to assist overtakes
Azerbaijan GP 2021 Starting Grid Top 5 Rows
Charles Leclerc was able to bring his second consecutive pole of the season and co-incidentally it came in almost similar circumstances. As the crash prevented the other drivers setting up the time, however, this time red flag was caused by Yuki Tsunoda & Carlos Sainz. Lando Norris was handed 3 grid penalty and he is relegated to 9th position from 6th.
|Row||First Driver||Second Driver|
|1||Charles Leclerc||Lewis Hamilton|
|2||Max Verstappen||Pierre Gasly|
|4||Yuki Tsunoda||Fernando Alonso|
|5||Lando Norris||Valtteri Bottas|
Azerbaijan GP 2021 Drivers Quotes
CHARLES: “It was quite a ****** lap I thought! “I did not expect to be as competitive as we are today, I thought I was improving before the red flag – but I’m happy anyway!”
LEWIS: “We definitely were not expecting that. I’m really proud of everyone, it is a great, great start. This is a massive leap and it is down to a great team”
MAX: “It was just a stupid qualifying to be honest, but it is what it is. “It’s a street circuit so these things can happen, our car is strong so hopefully tomorrow we can score good points”
What to Expect Azerbaijan GP 2021
Azerbaijan GP is going to be very interesting, Mercedes after the forgetful weekend in Monaco will definitely look for a comeback but the Baku Street Circuit may assist Red Bull more. There is much debate already start about the flexible wings used by Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren & Aston Martin thinking about a protest as FIA not going to address this issue until French GP.
Mercedes vs Red Bull Gripping Contest
Baku Street Circuit is going to be different than Monaco, it will assist more overtaking courtesy of 2.2 km long straight. The battle between Red Bull and Mercedes already intensified. Hamilton has the upper hand in terms of victories as he won 3 race and Verstappen 2. But Max was able to click podium on every race, while Lewis ended his race in Monaco 7th. Sergio Perez is new to Red Bull and will take some time to adapt but for Mercedes Bottas with two DNF was not able to help his team much. He should be the one challenging Lewis but he didn’t even look like posing any problem to Max Verstappen.
Verbal volleys have been fired from both end. With Lewis mentioning Verstappen feels he has lot to prove and to which the Dutchman denied. Verstappen mention he can’t let mind games, played outside affect his game. Even the team principals are getting involved. From Toto Wolff, Christian Horner & Helmut Marko all getting involved.
|2016||Nico Roseberg||Nico Roseberg|
|2017||Lewis Hamilton||Daniel Ricciardo|
|2018||Sebastian Vettel||Lewis Hamilton|
|2019||Valtteri Bottas||Valtteri Bottas|
Consistancy of McLaren vs Improving Ferrari
Ferrari sprung a big surprise with the improvement in pace, they’re not playing second fiddle to anyone in Monaco, they’re clearly looking a challenging team in Monaco. And many still believe that had there not been issue with Leclerc’s car he could have won his home race with ease. McLaren on the other hand, showing consistent performance, specifically Landon Norris has been impressive, he brilliantly fended off the late charge from Sergio Perez in Monaco GP. If Daniel Ricciardo gets settled with McLaren soon they will be a team to beat in midfield. If Ferrari continue to show the kind pace they shown in Monaco the championship battle can be triple header between Mercedes, Red Bull & Ferrari.
Azerbaijan GP 2021 Weather Forecast
|Azerbaijan GP 2021 Event||Weather Forecast|
|Practice Race, June 4th, 2021||Sunny with Max Temperature 27 Celsius, and 0% chance of rain|
|Qualifying Race June 5th, 2021||Sunny with Max Temperature 26 Celsius, and 0% chance of rain|
|Race Day, June 06th, 2021||Sunny with guts of wind between 40-50 km/h, Max Temperature 26 Celsius, and 0% chance of rain|
Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP 2021 Live Stream Information:
The 2021 season will live stream at F1 TV worldwide, Hotstar in India, In Asia it will be Fox+. In the UK the live streaming will be available at All 4 & Sky Sports. In United Stated the live streaming will be available at Watch ESPN & Univision Now. For fans in the Middle East, the live stream will be on beIN Sports Connect. Australian fans will watch the live stream on Fox Sports Australia and Tenplay. Germany TV Now, China Tencent Sports, Canada TSN App, RDS App, Japan & DAZN.
Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP 2021 Live Telecast Information:
Formula 1 2021 Live telecast information is here. F1 fans in India will get see thrilling action live at Star Sports Network, in Asia, it will be at Fox Sports Asia, Australian fans will get to see the race live at Fox Sports Australia and Network Ten. For Canadian fans F1 action will be brought live by RDS & TSN, US fans will get to see it on ABC, ESPN & Univision. For the fans in the UKSky Sports, Channel 4 and will bring the live coverage.
In the Middle East & North Africa, the telecast will be on beIN sports. Live telecast will be available on Fuji TV & DAZN, in Russia Match TV & Match Arena, Sky Sports in New Zealand, Netherlands Ziggo Sport Totaal, Ziggo Sport Go, Ziggo Sport, in Poland Eleven Sports. In Italy Sky Sports F1, TV 18 & RAI, Spain Movistar F1, In France Canal+, Canal+ Sport, TF1, TMC, fans in Germany will enjoy the live telecast of F1 on n-tv& RTL
|2||Australia||Fox Sports||Channel One|
|12||Italy||Sky Italia||TV 8|
|14||Germany||Sky Deutschland||RTL Germany|
|20||New Zealand||Spark TV|
F1 Azerbaijan GP Practice Race Schedule
Friday, June 4, 2021
First Practice Race 12:30 to 13:30
Second Practice Race 16:00 to 17:00
F1 Azerbaijan GP Qualifying Race Schedule
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Third Practice Race 13:00 to 14:00
Qualifying Race 16:00 to 17:00
And here are the global timings for Azerbaijan Qualifying Race
F1 Azerbaijan GP Race Schedule
Sunday, June 06, 2021
Race 16:00 to 18:00
All timings are given in local Azerbaijan time GMT+4
BST reduce 3 hours from local time.
Final Race will take place on 6th June as per 13:00-15:00 BST
IST Timings add 1:30 minutes to local time.
Eg: Final Race will take place on 6th June as per 17:30-19:30 IST
US (EDT) reduce 9 hours from local time
Eg: Final Race will take place on 6th June as per 08:00-10:00 EDT
F1 Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit:
F1 added Baku City Circuit to their calendar in the year 2016. It is one of the fastest tracks on F1 calendar. It is designed by renowned F1 architect Hermann Tilke. The inaugural race was won by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes. The 2017 edition of F1 race was very dramatic, Daniel Ricciardo of Redbull won it. Hamilton won the 2019 edition while it was redemption time for Bottas as he won the 2019 edition.
- The First Race was held in 2016
- Number of Laps: 51
- Circuit Length: 6.003
- Race Distance: 306.46 km
- Last race was won by Valtteri Bottas in 2019
- Longest straight 2.2 km
- Azerbaijan GP missed the F1 2020 calendar due Covid pandemic
Drivers’ Standings Before Azerbaijan GP
Max Verstappen not only won the famous Monaco GP but he also took the lead in Drivers’ Standing. He is leading the championship for the first time and he is 4 points clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton. Lando Norris continued to impress and moved to third position in the standings.
|1||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA||105|
|3||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||56|
|5||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA||44|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||MCLAREN MERCEDES||24|
|9||Pierre Gasly||ALPHATAURI HONDA||16|
|10||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||12|
|11||Sebastian Vettel||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||10|
|12||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||9|
|13||Fernando Alonso||ALPINE RENAULT||5|
|14||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA||2|
|15||Antonio Giovinazzi||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
|16||Kimi Räikkönen||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||0|
|17||George Russell||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|
|18||Nicholas Latifi||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|
|19||Mick Schumacher||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|20||Nikita Mazepin||HAAS FERRARI||0|