The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a very popular event. The sport is now headed back to Baku. The race last year was thrilling with an amazing finish. Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen were both able not to be hurt after they suffered separate tire blowouts around 200mph in the long straight. Check Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 Timetable.
After Sergio Perez’s red-flag period, Lewis Hamilton was the first to get a standing start. Hamilton wanted to get ahead of Perez at Turn 1 when he clicked his ‘brake magic” button. This caused Hamilton to go straight into the runoff zone and out from the points.
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022, Time: 4:30 PM
Track Details: Baku City Circuit
Baku City Circuit ranks third in length after Jeddah and Spa. It became a popular circuit with many challenges for drivers and plenty of overtaking opportunities.
The track, measuring 6.003km, takes in the main sights of Azerbaijan’s capital. A 2.2km start/finish straight allows cars to record Monza-level speeds as they approach the line.
Baku’s 20-turn circuit combines technical middle sectors with long straights. The section between Turns 8 and 9 sees the cars threading the needle and passing the Baku Fortress Wall. This wall is the narrowest part in Formula 1 and many drivers have been caught.
The final sector focuses on power. A clear exit at Turn 16 to the left is essential to maintaining high top speeds down the main straight. Turns 1 through 3 are the top overtaking areas at the ends of long straights as well as both DRS zones. Pole-sitter has only won two races around Baku. Qualifying is not necessary, but DRS can be very powerful.
Sky Sports F1 in the UK will be broadcasting the entire race weekend via its pay-tv broadcaster Sky Sports. The live streaming of the coverage can also be accessed via Now TV for a more fee. Channel 4 Free-to Air will broadcast extended highlights from the qualifying and racing races.
F1 TV Pro viewers can view all the live action in Baku. To check, please visit. Subscribers of F1’s mobile app can listen to radio commentary on race from BBC Radio 5 Live, and access live data throughout each session.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is live broadcast on TV by the following outlets in key markets. United States: ESPN Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English) Australia Fox Sports France: Canal+ Italy: Sky Sports F1 Germany: Sky Sports F1 Spain DAZN Netherlands: Viaplay Brazil: Band Japan DAZN F1. Perez won Monaco last season and was the winner of Azerbaijan. But Verstappen (and Leclerc) are still very affordable for race victory.