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F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Start time, starting grid, how to watch & more

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Leclerc secured two pole positions in the Baku round, topping Friday’s qualifying session and Saturday’s new sprint qualifying session, but he was unable to convert the latter into victory because he was in the sprint Eliminated by Sergio Perez.

But the Ferrari driver did finish second ahead of Max Verstappen, who clashed with George Russell on the first lap of the sprint, resulting in a damaged sidepod, and the pair exchanged acrimonious views immediately after the race. .

Russell, who finished fourth in the sprint, held off Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso, with Lewis Hamilton and Lance Stroll scoring points in the sprint.

Logan Sargeant missed the sprint due to a crash in Saturday’s qualifying sprint, while Yuki Tsunoda missed the sprint due to an injury sustained on the opening lap.

But with the new sprint schedule making Saturday’s race a stand-alone event, the grid for the Grand Prix has been determined by qualifying on Friday, which led to Leclerc taking pole ahead of Verstappen and Perez.

When is the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

date: Sunday April 30, 2023
Starting time: 12:00 noon BST, 3:00 pm local time

The fourth round of the 2023 F1 season, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit, will kick off on Sunday 30 April at 3:00pm local time (12:00pm BST).

Logan Sargeant, Williams FW45, assisted by law enforcement after crash in Sprint shootout

Logan Sargeant, Williams FW45, assisted by law enforcement after crash in Sprint shootout

Photography: Mark Sutton/ motorsport pictures

How can I watch Formula 1 racing?

In the UK, Formula 1 is shown live on Sky Sports, with Channel 4 showing highlights hours after the race. Live streaming is also available on NOW in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channel for £24 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW for a one-off payment of £11.98 or a monthly membership of £34.99.

How can I watch the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

In the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event. Pre-race coverage will begin at 10:30am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event ahead of the 12:00pm BST start of the race.

channel: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event

Starting time: Sunday 30 April 2023 10:30am BST Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event

Autosport will have live text coverage of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix here.

When can I watch highlights from the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

In the UK, Channel 4 will show highlights from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday at 5.30pm BST. The full program will last two hours and 30 minutes, covering pre-match, game highlights and initial reactions after the game, summarizing the main topics of the weekend.

Throughout the 2023 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from every qualifying session and race in every event. Highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on-demand replay service.

channel: channel 4
Starting time: Sunday 30 April 2023 at 5:30pm BST

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, other drivers at the start of the Sprint

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB19, George Russell, Mercedes F1 W14, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB19, other drivers at the start of the Sprint

Photography: Andy Horn / motorsport pictures

Will F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix be broadcast on radio?

BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sounds app and the BBC Sport website will provide live broadcast coverage of every practice, qualifying and race of the 2023 F1 season.

Live coverage of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will begin at 12:00 BST on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sounds app.

Weather forecast for F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The current forecast predicts warm and dry conditions for the Baku City Circuit with moderate breezes and a low chance of rain. The temperature at the start of the race is expected to be 25 degrees Celsius.

How many laps did the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix run?

The race plan is to complete 51 laps of the Baku City Circuit with a total race distance of 306.049 kilometers.

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid

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