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The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 4th round of the 2019 season in Baku, Azerbaijan between the 26th and 28th of April.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Azerbaijan click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 13:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 17:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 17:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:00 pm

This weekend we are off to Azerbaijan. This date has provided exciting races over the last couple of seasons.
Now, for a winner.
I really can't go past the dynamic duo in their Mercedes. They have been at the top of their game for 2019 and I can't see the overall results changing. However, Valtteri Bottas Mk2 is finally showing just why he was drafted into the Mercedes fold following Nico Rosberg's sudden departure. Hence my decision to give him both the win and pole.
The Ferrari's have to be next and I will again throw young Chuck onto the podium. Vettel to fourth.
Now, will Red Bull step up or will it be someone else. Possibly throw in young Max with Ricciardo close on his heels.
The next places should be filled by their respective team mates and I will give the final top 10 placings to a McLaren and a Racing Point.

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:08 pm

FP1 was abandoned after 12 minutes due to a manhole cover being dislodged probably by Charles Leclerc's Ferrari.
George Russell was following and hit the dislodged cover causing significant damage to the underfloor of his Williams.
Only Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel set a lap time.

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:10 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:42.872	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:43.196	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:43.541	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:43.793	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:44.003	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:44.177	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
7	1:44.183	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
8	1:44.216	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
9	1:44.240	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
10	1:44.295	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
11	1:44.901	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
12	1:45.366	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
13	1:45.436	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
14	1:45.482	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
15	1:45.483	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
16	1:45.618	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
17	1:46.717	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
18	1:47.875	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
19	1:48.111	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	No Time		George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
Following the abandonment of FP1, this session commenced without the Williams of George Russell.
The damage sustained by hitting the manhole cover requires the replacement of the chassis.
With the time lost in track evolution, there were many brake lockups due to lack of adhesion disrupting many team's programs.
Lance Stroll locked the rears and hit the barriers at turn 2 early in the session.
With about 20 minutes remaining, Daniil Kvyat locked his fronts, jumped on the gas and also hit the barrier causing significant damage to his Toro Rosso's left side.

Penalties so far.
Antonio Giovinazzi has a 10 place penalty for another electronics change.
Pierre Gasly to start from pit lane due to missing the weighbridge at the end of the session.

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:56 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:29.569	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:29.738	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:30.334	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:30.389	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:30.818	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
6	1:30.910	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
7	1:30.955	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
8	1:30.959	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
9	1:30.965	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
10	1:31.173	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
11	1:31.333	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
12	1:31.392	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
13	1:31.540	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:31.618	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
15	1:31.638	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
16	1:31.643	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
17	1:31.679	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
18	1:32.132	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
19	1:33.387	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:33.525	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:07 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:40.495	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:40.554	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:40.797	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:41.069	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:41.593	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
6	1:41.681	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
7	1:41.886	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
8	1:42.424	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
9	1:43.068	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
10	No Time		Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
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11	1:42.398	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
12	1:42.477	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:42.494	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
14	1:42.699	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
15	No Time	        Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
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16	1:42.630	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	1:43.407	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
18	1:43.427	Nico Hülkenberg	   Renault
19	1:45.062	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:45.455	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
Robert Kubica crashed out in Q1.
Charles Leclerc crashed out in Q2 however his previously set time carried him into Q3 and a grid 10 start.
Pierre Gasly's weekend of penalties continues to grow with a 5 place penalty for a gearbox change added on. He was also excluded from qualifying due to a fuel flow infringement however the initial penalty for missing the weighbridge ensures he starts from pit lane.
Antonio Giovinazzi has a 10 place penalty for changing his control electronics.

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Re: The 2019 Azerbaijan GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:49 am

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
6	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
7	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
8	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
9	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
10	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
11	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
12	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
13	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
14	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
15	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
16	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
DNF	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
DNF	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
DNF	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
DNF	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault

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