As Sebastian Vettel celebrated his third successive pole position, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was left wondering what could have been after losing his shot at P1 in a moment of sudden oversteer.
Red Bull Racing’s qualifying deficit to the more powerful Ferrari and Mercedes cars won’t matter in the race because the slipstream effect in Baku is so powerful, says Daniel Ricciardo.
Fernando Alonso has predicted blustery weather and a slippery racetrack will combine to create another chaotic grand prix around the streets of Azeri capital Baku.
Neither Toro Rosso driver made it through Q1 during qualifying at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but both were lucky to make it back to the garage uninjured after a frightening near miss at the end of the session.
Sebastian Vettel has secured his third successive pole in a nail-biting qualifying session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to the fastest lap of the final free practice session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but a late-session red flag left the competitive order unclear going into qualifying.
Daniel Ricciardo is prepared to fight for victory at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after topping the second Friday practice session, but the Australian is prepared to lose his pace advantage in qualifying.
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says Max Verstappen is still growing in experience after the Dutchman crashed his car halfway through first free practice on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton says he’ll be keeping his engineers on their toes overnight in search for a solution to his Mercedes car’s lack of pace during practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel has admitted he struggled to get into the groove around the difficult Baku City Circuit after a difficult day of practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo put Red Bull Racing atop the Friday free practice timesheet in Azerbaijan, pipping Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by less than a tenth of a second. The Australian captured the fastest lap just 15 minutes into the session with the supersoft tire and remained in control through the qualifying simulation runs on ultrasoft rubber.
Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas topped the first free practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, edging Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo by just 0.035 seconds and blitzing Ferrari by more than two seconds.

Kimi Raikkonen has refused to buy into commentary that his race was sacrificed to boost teammate Sebastian Vettel’s victory chances at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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As he continues to search for his first win of the 2018 season at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton downplayed his winless streak by insisting he’s driven by the battle, not the need for victory.
While Fernando Alonso prepares to race in this weekend’s Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he already has one eye on the first round of the World Endurance Championship starting next week.
Lance Stroll has railed against accusations made by former teammate Felipe Massa that his Williams team put money before talent in finalizing its 2018 driver line-up.
Haas team principal Gunther Steiner says he was taken out of context when he urged F1 not to “dumb down like IndyCar racing,” but he insists the two sports should not be compared.