LIVE – Azerbaijan GP live (qualifiers): pole for Ferrari and Leclerc against Red Bull

Leclerc did not expect it

Charles Leclerc on his pole position on Canal +: “I didn’t expect this, we thought the Red Bulls would be stronger. I’m very excited about tomorrow. Tires will be the key. It will be interesting to see . if you can manage them well. “

Perez’s reaction

Sergio Perez on Canal +: “In Q3, that’s where we give everything. I hit the wall in some places. We had a small problem with the engine. Charles did a very good lap. The race will be long tomorrow. “

The pole for Leclerc

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) took pole position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Le Monégasque advances on Red Bull by Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen. He signs his 15th career pole, the 6th of the season. Pierre Gasly will be in 6th place on the starting grid on Sunday in Baku.

Q3: It’s time for money!

There are 2’30 left in this Q3, who will take the pole?

Q3: Les Ferrari rents auxiliary stands …

… the Red Bulls too. The end of these qualifications promises to be exciting.

Q3: Sainz the fastest

Ferraris are hitting the best chrono reserves for Sainz and Leclerc. The remaining 6 ‘in Q3.

Albon resents Alonso

“It’s frustrating, he made sure no one could do a time trial,” Alexander Albon told Canal + about Fernando Alonso. The Williams driver, eliminated in Q1, blames the Spaniard for preventing him from doubling in the second half, after the red flag.

It’s off to Q3 and the fight to the pole

The ten drivers competing in Q3 have 12 minutes to go for the best place on the grid and why not the pole!

Q2: The eliminated pilots are …

Bottas (15th), Zhou (14th), Ricciardo (13th), Ocon (12th) and Norris (11th). Long in danger in 11th position, Hamilton saved his skin in Q3 au finish. This is not the case for the Frenchman Ocon, only 12th. Best times for Sergio Perez (Red Bull). 5th time for Gasly.

Q2: Ocon in danger

Less than 5 minutes from the end of this Q2, the Frenchman from Alpine has only the 12th time.

Q2: Vettel is at fault

Seventh time of this Q2, the German makes a new mistake in a turn. Definitely the Aston Martins are not at the party in Baku.

Q2: Ferrari in the shot

Sainz and Leclerc currently have the two best times. The remaining 9 minutes in Q2.

It’s off to Q2

The 15 qualified drivers have 15 minutes to get up in Q3. Who will be the ten drivers racing for the pole?

Q1: The five eliminated pilots are …

Mick Schumacher (20th time), Lance Stroll (19th), Nicholas Latifi (18th), Alexander Albon (17th) and Kevin Magnussen (16th). The best time for Max Verstappen. Fifth time for Pierre Gasly, tenth for Esteban Ocon.

Q1: It’s gone again

The drivers return to the circuit to finish this Q1.

Q1: Resumption scheduled for 4:40 p.m.

Time to evacuate the Astoll Martin from Stroll and the drivers will be able to finish this Q1. There is 2:30 left to warm up the time.

Q1: Stroll crash, red flag

At 2:30 of the end of this Q1, the red flag came out due to the crash, the 2nd in a row, of Lance Stroll (Aston Martin). With scrap this time.

Q1: Stroll’s big mistake

After Vettel, it was the turn of his teammate Lance Stroll to evaluate a turn and hit the barrier, fortunately, without consequences, for a car.

Q1: The five pilots are in danger

At 5 ‘from the end of Q1, Schumacher, Stroll, Latifi, Bottas and Albon are currently eliminated.

Q1: A straight line for Vettel

Current 11th time of this Q1, the German shot straight with Aston Martin in a corner.

Q1: Verstappen sign them chrono reference

The Red Bull driver made a lap in 1’42”938. Verstappen is ahead of his teammates Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

Q1: Brake problem for Hamilton

The British driver is already having difficulty with Mercedes. Little fright for Norris in turn no. 6.

It’s off to Q1

The qualifiers have started. I traveled 18 minutes in Q1. The five fastest drivers will be eliminated and will not participate in Q2.

Sergio Perez in form during free practice

Mexican Sergio Pérez, winner of the Monaco GP two weeks ago, dominated the free practice 3 of the Azerbaijani GP. He drives Red Bull in front of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen.

Quand Horner regained Verstappen

Sergio Pérez’s victory in Monaco was not generated by positive waves at Red Bull. Shortly after the race, Jos Verstappen felt that his son Max, who arrived 3rd, had “not been helped” by the stable’s strategy. “I wish it was different for the championship leader,” said the Dutch world champion’s father, even believing that “ten points were wasted” on the Monte Carlo track. It was in this context that boss Christian Horner spoke in an interview with Bloomberg to remind the public that the interests of the stable have prevailed for the time being over those of the pilots.

“It’s not Sergio Pérez Racing or Max Verstappen Racing, it’s Red Bull Racing. He works for the team, he has the responsibility. The driver of a car designed around 800 employees here and produced for them. an important link in the chain, but it is vital that they are aware that the team’s ambition is greater than theirs, “he said.

Gasly’s questions about her future

On the sidelines of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly is speaking on Sergio Perez’s contract extension at Red Bull. A deal that could block the Frenchman’s future in the Austrian parent company.

“Of course, it’s impacting me,” he told Canal +. on the road; on the road. “

Hello everyone!

Take part in the eighth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, at the paddock meeting in Baku at the weekend for the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan. Watch the qualifiers from 4:15 p.m.

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