Sebastian Vettel on Baku pole: The car just kept getting better. Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole. Renault to test in Austria ahead of first race. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. Red Bull were trying a different approach to their rivals, sending Max Verstappen out for a quick lap, a cool down lap, another quick lap and then parking him as the others headed out for their second runs. Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi set the eighth-fastest time but the Italian will drop 10 places after being hit with an engine-related grid penalty. With the session running late after two lengthy red-flag delays, and with temperatures dropping and no slipstream, Vettel was unable to extract the lap time from his Ferrari. Does his talent behind the wheel deserve more then 2 titles? Once again LH does what only he can do, pull off a phenomenal last lap under intense pressure...and beat his team-mate by almost 1/2 a second...shows why he is one of the very best....ever. Unfulfilled, envious, lonely, narcissistic, inadequate, immature, dumb, cowardly, vicious - any combination of these traits would describe them. "Mercedes will also be quick, but I have no doubts that we can be a match," he said. But he also became a very divisive figure at several teams and chose to quit ferrari knowing full well the risk of honda. Valtteri Bottas takes Baku pole after Charles Leclerc crashes Valtteri Bottas snatched pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday in an incident-packed qualifying session that saw Mercedes lock out the front row and Ferrari favourite Charles Leclerc crash out. He lost most of final practice because of a hydraulics problem and Ferrari had to do a last-minute engine change before qualifying. Hamilton takes Baku pole. Niki Lauda blown away by Hamilton's last-ditch lap in Q3 that handed him pole in Baku. Sebastian Vettel will start from third. He struggled on Friday, but Sebastian Vettel found that little bit of magic once more on Saturday afternoon in Azerbaijan as he captured his third pole position in a row. F1 Grand Prix, GP Azerbaijan, Baku Street Circuit. Sala F1. Lewis Hamilton banished his Baku qualifying demons of 12 months ago to claim a resounding pole for the Azerbaijan GP, as title leader Sebastian Vettel could only manage fourth. Bottas was on course for victory in Baku last year when a blown tyre three laps from the end handed it to Hamilton instead. McLaren already knew they would be starting from the back after a plethora of engine penalties for both drivers even before the weekend started. F1: Bottas takes Baku pole after Leclerc crashes. Verstappen's lap yielded the first non-Mercedes pole of the season with Lance Stroll's Turkish Grand Prix effort set in his Mercedes-engined Racing Point. All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. Part 2 on youtube :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uncG4qAv8U4 Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. The only glimmer of good news was that they will not be right at the back - Jolyon Palmer will be behind them after not being able to take part in qualifying because of an engine fire in final practice. Bottas Takes Pole in Baku Thriller as Leclerc, Kubica Crash Out. by Jake Williams-Smith. Bottas’ lap of 1:40.495 - a track record - won pole by a margin of 0.059s. Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole. For much of qualifying, Red Bull's Max Verstappen looked the closest challenger to Mercedes, but he was left breathless as the top two teams turned up their engines into qualifying mode. Video. Verstappen said he had lost 0.3secs on his final lap because of a gear shift problem on the main straight and felt he could have been third fastest. Bottas was on course for victory in Baku last year when a blown tyre three laps from the end handed it to Hamilton instead. Only a special brand of person feels compelled to click on an on-line discussion for a sport they profess to hate and contribute less than nothing. Baku GP: Lewis Hamilton wins pole with thrilling lap | NBC Sports NBCS-Logo Hamilton, who had struggled in practice, looked set to miss out on pole in Baku for the second year in a row after a mistake late on his first lying lap left him behind Bottas. 1:53.635 (on lap 17) The 2017 Baku FIA Formula 2 round were a pair of motor races held on 23 and 25 June 2017 at the Baku City Circuit in Baku , Azerbaijan as part of the FIA Formula 2 Championship . Lewis Hamilton will start the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix from pole position after beating Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas by half a second in a frantic end to Saturday’s qualifying session in Baku. That crash was the latest blow on a difficult weekend for struggling Williams with rookie George Russell striking a loose manhole cover in Friday practice and wrecking his car. Despite the extenuating circumstances, Ferrari may well be concerned by the size of the margin to Mercedes - Hamilton was 1.1secs quicker than Raikkonen, with Vettel 0.148secs behind his team-mate. F1 2012 Chine / Q3 : Rosberg Pole Lap. Lewis Hamilton’s first effort saw him undercut last year’s pole position by around eighth tenths, a first sign of what was to come. Take your pick. Maybe they are suffering. Time and again he proves that he has that ability to drag an extra 4 10ths out of whatever car he's driving. That's just genius. Turn 11 -- where I was a bit greedy and went a bit wider than I should, but the rest of the lap was just really good. À suivre. BAKU, April 28 — Valtteri Bottas snatched pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix yesterday in an incident-packed qualifying session that saw Mercedes lock out the front row and Ferrari favourite Charles Leclerc crash out. Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel completed a pole position hat-trick on Saturday by beating title rival Lewis Hamilton to the top slot at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton was planning a second lap when Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo slid into the wall at Turn Six and forced the session to be stopped while marshals recovered his car. Getting a bit tired of this "poor darling fernando" business. But in a thrilling conclusion, Hamilton produced a peach of a lap that gave him a big margin over the field. Video successivo. Pole position; Driver: Lewis Hamilton; Mercedes: Time: 1:40.593: Fastest lap; Driver: Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari: Time: 1:43.441 on lap 47 : Podium; First: Daniel Ricciardo; Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer: Second: Valtteri Bottas; Mercedes: Third: Lance Stroll; Williams-Mercedes: Lap leaders. Ferrari had started the session looking dominant after Leclerc had led every practice session. Pole Lap Onboard - F1 2016 Round 08 - GP Europa (Baku) Nico Rosberg. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed the 53rd pole position of his career after qualifying first for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Segnala. WATCH: Vettel's Baku pole lap. F1 2016 - Jolyon Palmer Baku Flying Lap videoF1 2016 - Trailer Sjekk ut denne traileren for F1 2016, som viser oss 142 fra det kommende racing Last updated on 24 June 201724 June 2017.From the section Formula 1comments376. Lewis Hamilton s’est offert la 66ème pole position de sa carrière en Formule 1 hier sur le circuit urbain de Bakou, en Azerbaïdjan, grâce à un tour réalisé en 1:40.593. The 2016 European Grand Prix (formally known as the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 19 June 2016 at the Baku City Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. I am ecstatic. The race was the 4th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship, marked the 3rd time that the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had been run as a World Championship round, and the 4th time … If you don't like it then do something more productive with your time than criticise. LEWIS HAMILTON took pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a terrific last-gasp flying lap. Several other drivers, including Vettel and Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg clipped the barriers or had close escapes at the same turn eight. Being a Hamilton hater must be incredibly unfulfilling! 26.06.2017. This is why Lewis earns so much money and gets so many endorsement deals. Guarda altri video Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished fourth behind Ferrari partner Kimi Raikkonen. Segui. Analysis and opinion from the BBC's chief Formula 1 writer. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, fastest in the second phase of qualifying, was fourth ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez -- the only driver to have stood on the Baku podium more than once. The Finn lapped the six-km Baku … But on his first lap in the top 10 shootout Hamilton ran wide at the final real corner, Turn 16, on to the long pit straight and lost half a second in the final sector as a result. Well, I would be the first to admit I'm not a great Hamilton fan- however that was a stonking lap! I've seen the struggles Lewis H. made to stay in the game. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished fourth behind Ferrari partner Kimi Raikkonen. r/formula1: Formula 1 news and stories. After a delayed start and an early red flag, Matsushita knocked ART Grand Prix Nyck de Vries from the top of the times with his last lap, a whole 0.444s ahead. The first race in Baku in 2016 was a snore-fest, but the last two have been full of incident, and the weekend so far has suggested another unpredictable and incident-strewn race is in store. Having had something of a 'Freaky Friday' yesterday, it was pretty much 'business as usual' this morning for world championship leader Sebastian Vettel. "The first lap I easily had the time but I made a mistake in the last corner. Ahead of the Virtual Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ride on board with Antonio Giovinazzi on a hot lap around Baku … Qualifying - Rosberg on Baku pole as Hamilton crashes out Mercedes Europe Nico Rosberg. 28-04-2018 17:42 . "That was one of the most exciting laps I've had all year and a lot of pressure," Hamilton said. Sod the haters, Hamilton will get that Pole record this season. The gap to Mercedes in front was bigger than anyone expected.". Read about our approach to external linking. The two Force Indias were next, Sergio Perez just pipping Esteban Ocon by 0.075secs, and behind them rookie Lance Stroll out-qualified Williams team-mate Felipe Massa for the first time this season, by just 0.045secs. Pole Lap Onboard - F1 2015 Round 19 - GP Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) Nico Rosberg. “Ferrari have looked incredibly quick,” said Hamilton, who won in Baku last year and leads Bottas by six points in the overall standings. There were just three and a half minutes left - time for just one more lap when it takes two minutes to get out of the pits and round to the start line on F1's second longest track. “In the end, I had a good lap but I had no tow.”. But they did not even have the consolation of a decent performance on track - Fernando Alonso was knocked out in first qualifying for the first time this season in 16th place, with team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne qualifying slowest, 0.7secs behind. Robert Kubica brought out the first red flag, the Pole ploughing his Williams into the barriers at exactly the same spot as Leclerc in the opening phase. “It was a nice feeling getting it done on the last lap,” said the Finn, after the eighth pole position of his career and second in a row. Get the latest results and headlines sent straight to your phone, find all our Formula 1 coverage details with our Live Guide, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. After 66 poles, it's easy to take for granted how well Lewis Hamilton handles the pressure of qualifying as well as being a phenomenally fast driver. Great lap by Lewis. NEWS STORY 28/04/2018. I aborted the lap and when I came in and was told I was on pole, I was really happy.” Vettel joked he doesn’t have a crystal ball with which to predict the result tomorrow, but he is hopeful of a strong outcome as he now feels comfortable in the car around the tight Baku streets. Lewis Hamilton won his 66th career pole by setting the fastest time in the final qualifying session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. See all Baku F1 Street circuit F1 wiki info: Check out lap record, layout, history, podiums, … Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will start third and fourth.
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