Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Qran Prisi) is a Formula One motor racing event that was held for the first time in 2017.[a][1][2] It is held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit
(2017–2019, 2021–present)
Baku Formula One circuit map.svg
Race information
Number of times held5
First held2017[a]
Most wins (drivers)No repeat winners
Most wins (constructors)Austria Red Bull Racing (3)
Circuit length6.003 km (3.730 miles)
Race length306.049 km (190.170 miles)
Laps51
Last race (2022)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The event is due to take place at the Baku City Circuit until at least 2024.[3]

HistoryEdit

The first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in Azerbaijan was the 2016 European Grand Prix, which took place at the Baku City Circuit. A year later, in 2017, the same venue hosted the first Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race was held on 25 June and was one of five races to be held on a street circuit during the 2017 Formula One season, along with the Singapore, Monaco, Australian and Canadian Grands Prix. The first Azerbaijan Grand Prix winner was Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.[4]

 
The 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and Baku city walls behind

The 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix took place on 29 April as the 4th round of the season and was won by Lewis Hamilton.[5]

The 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was held on 28 April as the 4th round of the season. In March 2020, the 2020 race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before being cancelled later in the year. The 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix featured as the 6th round of the season.

No Formula One driver has ever won in Baku twice so far, although the race was won twice by Mercedes (2018 and 2019) and three times by Red Bull Racing (2017, 2021 and 2022).

WinnersEdit

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Constructor Years won
3   Red Bull Racing 2017, 2021, 2022
2   Mercedes 2018, 2019
Sources:[6][7]

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
2   Mercedes 2018, 2019
Sources:[6][7]

By yearEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
2017   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer Report
2018   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2019   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report
2020 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021   Sergio Pérez Red Bull Racing-Honda Report
2022   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-RBPT Report
Sources:[6][7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The 2016 Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit was an edition of the European Grand Prix.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Announces World Motorsports Council decisions". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 November 2016. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ "No German Grand Prix on F1 2017 calendar but Azerbaijan race is official". The Guardian. Reuters. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Baku gets new F1 deal but will not swap 2021 race date with Turkey". RaceFans. 12 May 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2022.
  4. ^ [1] Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull grabbed his first win of the 2017 Formula 1 campaign during Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix
  5. ^ [2] Lewis Hamilton wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Red Bulls suffer calamity
  6. ^ a b c "Azerbaijan GP". ChicaneF1. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Clayton, Matthew (6 June 2021). "Sergio Pérez is the ultimate street fighter in Baku". Red Bull. Retrieved 6 December 2021.