Formula 1 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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2021-06-06
6
Baku City Circuit
Sergio Pérez PER
Charles Leclerc LEC
Max Verstappen
lap 44 - 1:44.481
VER

The 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was won by Sergio Pérez of Red Bull.
Despite being on pole position in Azerbaijan, Charles Leclerc could not convert this into a win.

The race in Azerbaijan was round 6 of 23 of the 2021 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 6 June 2021 12:00 GMT (raceday).

Clear
75.54°F
60%
17.37 mph
14°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 51 2:13:36.410 25
2 51 +1.385 18
3 51 +2.762 15
4 51 +3.828 12
5 51 +4.754 10
6 51 +6.382 8
7 51 +6.624 6
8 51 +7.709 4
9 51 +8.874 2
10 51 +9.576 1
11 51 +10.254 0
12 51 +11.264 0
13 51 +14.241 0
14 51 +14.315 0
15 51 +17.668 0
16 51 +43.379 0
48 Gearbox 0
45 Accident 0
29 Accident 0
3 Turbo 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:41.000
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
4 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.000
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.000
6 Lando Norris McLaren +0.000
7 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.000
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +1.000
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine F1 Team +1.000
10 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
11 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.000
12 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.000
13 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.000
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1.000
15 George Russell Williams +1.000
16 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.000
17 Mick Schumacher Haas F1 Team +3.000
18 Nikita Mazepin Haas F1 Team +3.000
19 Lance Stroll Aston Martin
20 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo

driver positions through the laps

2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is the 72nd running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is being contested over twenty-three Grands Prix, which will be held around the world. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are the defending World Drivers' and World Constructors' champions respectively, having won the titles in 2020.


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A tyre failure with four laps to go caused Verstappen to spin out at one of the fastest points on the circuit on the main straight, crashing into the wall and leaving debris strewn across the track.<br>The incident ultimately led to the race being suspended so the track could be cleared under a red flag, following the use of double-waved yellow flags and a safety car.<br>But the safety car had not ...

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Four-time world champion Vettel linked up with Aston Martin over the winter following his exit from Ferrari, but failed to score any points in his first four appearances for the team.<br>A big breakthrough came in Monaco when he was able to finish fifth, but Vettel put in his best display yet for the team by battling from 11th on the grid to finish second in Baku on Sunday.<br>Vettel managed to ...

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Max Verstappen’s tyre failure with four laps to go resulted in the race being red flagged so that the debris could be cleared on the main straight.<br>FIA race director Michael Masi felt there was “no reason” not to restart the race, setting up a final two-lap sprint under green flag conditions after a standing restart on the grid.<br>The restart saw Lewis Hamilton make a mistake when trying ...

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Oh, Baku. Beautiful, bonkers Baku. After a year away, Formula 1 returned to the fastest street circuit on the calendar and was rewarded with a race to remember.<br>Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton both saw chances to win the race pass them by and left Azerbaijan empty-handed as Sergio Perez scooped his second grand prix victory, heading up a podium few could have predicted at the start of the ...

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Hamilton lost the win and the lead of the F1 drivers’ championship at the Baku restart after a dramatic Turn 1 lock up.<br>Just moments after surging to the front for the two-lap restart triggered by Max Verstappen’s crash, Hamilton’s front tyres locked up as he hit the brakes and he skated down the escape road.<br>After trailing home at the back of the field, Hamilton immediately told his ...

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While the nature of two high-speed unexpected failures in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was already enough for Pirelli to get to the bottom of the troubles, it was Verstappen's post-race comments that added to the intrigue.<br>With his stricken Red Bull still being returned to the garage, the Dutchman suggested that Pirelli would shake off its responsibilities for what happened and claim that debris ...

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After difficult weekends in Monaco and Baku, Wolff believes his squad has under-delivered and needs to get back to its A-game from the French Grand Prix if it is to stop Red Bull pulling away.<br>Wolff said that its Baku woes, which included Valtteri Bottas having no pace and Lewis Hamilton throwing away victory with a lock-up at the restart after he accidentally hit a wrong button on his steering ...

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A tyre failure for Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the race in Baku initially prompted a safety car period before Masi threw a red flag, suspending the race.<br>After the debris had been cleared on the main straight, the drivers completed a formation lap before taking a standing start, setting up a brief two-lap sprint to the chequered flag.<br>Such a late red flag has previously resulted ...

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Leclerc led the opening two laps in Baku after taking his second straight pole for Ferrari on Saturday, but was passed by Hamilton's Mercedes as they came across the line to start the third lap.<br>Hamilton had managed to gain on Leclerc through the high-speed final sector, eventually getting the pass completed into Turn 1. Leclerc then lost places to the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio ...

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Schumacher spent the majority of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of Mazepin, only for the Russian driver to jump his teammate at the standing start with two laps to go, moving into 13th place.<br>Schumacher was able to gain on Mazepin as their neared the finish line on the final lap, only for Mazepin to move late to the right just as his teammate went to overtake.<br>Mazepin left enough space for ...

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Stroll and Verstappen both suffered huge accidents on the straight after experiencing what appeared to be similar failures while running Pirelli's C3 tyre, which was the hard compoun in Baku.<br>Isola said a cut found on the left rear that came off Lewis Hamilton's car after the red flag indicated that a similar issue may have affected the other drivers, but in the world champion's case it had not ...

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Verstappen dominated the race after taking the lead from title rival Lewis Hamilton during the pitstops. The Dutchman looked on course for a certain win until his left-rear tyre failed with five laps ago and he suffered a massive shunt on Baku's long start-finish straight.<br>Verstappen was the second driver to have a left-rear medium tyre fail, with Aston Martin's Lance Stroll subjected to a ...

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The AlphaTauri driver had shown strong pace throughout the Baku weekend, initially running fourth, but faded somewhat in the race as the leaders pulled away from him.<br>He then made clear some frustrations over the team radio after Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel was able to draft past him on the straight midway through.<br>At that stage, Gasly was battling an engine that was down on power ...

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Hamilton had surged into the lead of the race from the standing restart after the late red-flag period, but it all went wrong when he hit the brakes.<br>His fronts locked up instantly and he careered down the escape road and slumped to the back of the field, leaving the way open for Sergio Perez to win.<br>Speaking on team radio after the race, Hamilton questioned whether he had made a mistake in ...

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The German made the most of a lengthy opening stint in the race to move up the order, and then benefited from having fresh soft tyres available for the restart after the red flag to grab runner-up spot behind race winner Sergio Perez.<br>Looking back on how the race panned out from 11th on the grid, Vettel reckoned that it was the opening stage that proved critical, especially having been able to ...

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Red Bull’s Verstappen was cruising to victory with three laps remaining when his left-rear tyre blew, in similar fashion to Lance Stroll’s earlier incident which caused his Aston Martin to crash violently. The race was red-flagged, allowing the track to be cleared and all cars were able to change tyres.<br>From a standing start, for the final two laps, Perez was beaten off the ...

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After qualifying sixth on Saturday, Perez was able to battle through to third place before pitting, where he managed to jump ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.<br>Red Bull looked set for a 1-2 finish before leader Verstappen suffered a tyre failure with four laps to go, causing the race to be red-flagged.<br>It set up a two-lap sprint finish with a standing restart, but Perez was able to ...

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Verstappen's incident led to a red flag with three laps remaining, which became a two-tour shootout following a second standing start, where Hamilton challenged Perez for the lead at the first corner.<br>The Mercedes driver's brakes were smoking heavily ahead of the second start, but he made the better getaway from the front row and was ahead of Perez as they braked for Turn 1.<br>But Hamilton's ...

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Verstappen was denied a likely victory when his left-rear tyre failed as he came to cross the line to begin Lap 48 of the race, holding a four-second lead over Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.<br>The failure sent Verstappen’s car spinning into the wall at one of the fastest parts of the circuit, prompting the race to quickly be put under the safety car.<br>The decision was then taken to red flag ...

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With the Azerbaijan Grand Prix practice sessions having been hit by a few incidents, Saturday’s qualifying session was stopped four times with red flags as a number of drivers hit trouble.<br>Lance Stroll and Antonio Giovinazzi both crashed at Turn 15, while Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda nosed their cars into the barriers at Turn 3, before Carlos Sainz spun down that escape road.<br>The vast ...

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McLaren said in a statement on Sunday morning that the Swiss-born businessman died in Geneva surrounded by his family.<br>While Ojjeh was most famously known in F1 circles for his decades long involvement with McLaren, his first entry in the sport actually began with Williams.<br>His father established the Techniques d'Avant Garde (TAG) investment firm which became a backer of Williams in ...

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The Frenchman clocked the fifth fastest time in Friday's FP2 session and then went quickest in FP3 on Saturday. Come qualifying, he was in the fight for pole position, and was ultimately beaten only by Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.<br>Even more remarkably, he was only 0.002s behind championship leader Verstappen, and just 0.115s shy of world champion Hamilton.<br>Gasly has ...

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After spending much of the Baku race weekend downplaying his chances of repeating his Monaco feat, Leclerc scored his second straight pole position after topping Q3 ahead of Hamilton and Max Verstappen.<br>A red flag at the end of the session prevented any drivers from improving on their first efforts, meaning Leclerc’s benchmark of 1m41.218s stood for pole.<br>A number of drivers were left ...

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Tensions between Mercedes and Red Bull have escalated in recent weeks on the back of F1’s flexi-wing clampdown by the FIA.<br>Mercedes is unhappy that rival Red Bull has been allowed to keep an advantage for using the flexi-wings for this weekend’s race in Baku, and has indicated that it may elect to protest the team if it continued to run them.<br>A protest can be lodged immediately after any ...

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Leclerc claimed his second successive pole position in similarly bizarre circumstances to last month’s Monaco Grand Prix Q3, where he crashed during the final runs in that session.<br>This time in Azerbaijan, it was Yuki Tsunoda going into the barriers at Turn 3 – and Carlos Sainz also going off and hitting the wall in the runoff beyond the 90-degree left at the end of sector one’s back ...

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“Woop!” he cried. “What an effort, what an effort guys, what an effort!”<br>As Hamilton parked his Mercedes W12 car behind the P2 board, there was a surprising sense of relief for the seven-time world champion. He may not have added to his tally of 100 pole positions, but he had turned around what looked set to be a damaging weekend for Mercedes.<br>After the struggles of Monaco, Hamilton ...

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F1's first race in Baku since 2019 promises to be a thriller following a chaotic qualifying session, which saw Ferrari's Charles Lerclerc take pole position from the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton. Max Verstappen qualified a disappointing third in the lead Red Bull ahead of an impressive Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.<br>Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas could manage only sixth (after a penalty for ...

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Leclerc will start ahead of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen of Red Bull after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3. Multiple crashes caused four red flags.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Azerbaijan GP: Leclerc grabs pole after chaotic end to Q3<br>Leclerc didn't expect Baku F1 ...

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On Friday afternoon, heavy rains prompted the organisers of the Spa Euro Race, a race weekend comprised of several regional GT and touring car championships, to halt on-track activities.<br>After a brief reprise, the situation worsened when the track, which is located in a valley, was hit by severe flooding caused by a nearby river flood.<br>Participants soon posted impressive video footage on ...

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Perez entered qualifying with the fastest time of the race weekend so far, and appeared to be in the mix for pole position after taking second place for Red Bull in Q2.<br>But Perez slipped to seventh with his first lap in Q3, lapping 0.699 seconds slower than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and almost three-tenths off his best time in Q2.<br>A red flag caused by Yuki Tsunoda’s crash brought Q3 to ...

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The world champion had headed into qualifying firmly on the back foot, with his Mercedes team struggling to extract any pace from its car around the streets of Baku.<br>But a switch to a lower-downforce spec rear wing, and extra warm-up laps to better prepare tyres, allowed Hamilton to pull off a surprise as he grabbed second on the grid behind pole position man Charles Leclerc.<br>Reflecting on ...

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As a result of the changes, team principal Mattia Binotto moves from the pitwall to the garage, but only because of the limited number of seven seating positions that teams are allowed.<br>While most team principals still watch track action from the pit wall, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has been in the garage for several years. Binotto is also not planning to be at all races this year, as previously ...

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The Cosworth DFV is an engine that stood the test of time in grand prix racing, as over the course of its 17-year tenure it would power 12 drivers and 10 constructors to championships.<br>It finally bowed out of the sport in 1985 as F1 moved to a turbo era, but there was something quite fitting that the final of its 155 wins came in the Detroit city that was so instrumental to its birth.<br>The ...

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Norris received a three-place grid drop and three penalty points on his licence after he failed to enter the pitlane when a red flag came out during Q1.<br>Norris was on the main straight and almost at the pit entrance when the session was stopped.<br>He was heard asking the team if he should enter the pitlane, but by the time he decided to it was too late, and he passed the entrance. He completed ...

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Norris, who qualified sixth, was placed under investigation during the opening qualifying session having been due to complete a timed lap, before Antonio Giovinazzi brought out the session red flag of the session.<br>As the red flags were flown just as Norris was within touching distance of the pitlane entry, the British driver was given the call to come in, but felt it was too late to comply at ...

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The double world champion qualified his Alpine in ninth after a "messy" session blighted by four red flag stoppages, with Lance Stroll and Antonio Giovinazzi both crashing out at Turn 15 in Q1, while Daniel Ricciardo in Q2 and Yuki Tsunoda and Carlos Sainz in Q3 had mishaps at Turn 3.<br>It came one week after Charles Leclerc's Q3 crash at the Monaco Grand Prix while on provisional pole prevented ...

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Leclerc led the first barrage of flying laps in the Q3 pole shootout on the Baku Street Circuit in what had already been a disjointed session with several stoppages.<br>A last-minute red flag, caused by AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda's Turn 3 smash, prevented drivers from completing a second flying lap, meaning the order of the first set of laps also proved to be the final result.<br>The red flag ...

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Both Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez showed great pace throughout the practice sessions at the Baku circuit, and underlined their credentials to potentially claim pole position as the pair made it to the top of the Q2 timing sheets.<br>After Verstappen's first lap in the final part of qualifying was good enough for third, the Dutch driver sought to overcome both Charles Leclerc and a ...

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The Ferrari driver led the way after the first runs in Q3, but Yuki Tsunoda crashing with just a few seconds of the session remaining – and Carlos Sainz also hitting the barriers just behind the AlphaTauri – secured Leclerc's pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.<br>The session had already been heavily disrupted and delayed by three other red flags, caused by Lance Stroll and ...

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In a repeat of yesterday's practice sessions, several drivers had to take to the escape roads on the dusty street circuit, with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas soon going straight on T3 and Red Bull's Max Verstappen mirroring his move in T4.<br>It took 15 minutes for drivers to start setting representative laptimes, with Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez going top with a 1m44.404s followed by a ...

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