Formulation 1’s 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place this Sunday at 7 a.m. (EDT) and can air on ESPN in the US. The race is 51 laps across the Baku Metropolis Circuit within the Azerbaijani capital, which first hosted the race in 2016 (when it was known as the European Grand Prix). In case you’re one of many many Individuals who began watching F1 in simply the final yr or two, you’ll be able to take coronary heart: This observe has solely a little bit bit extra expertise with Formulation 1 than you do.
The circuit has a number of key traits that—within the minds of F1 followers, a minimum of—make it stand aside. One is the observe’s lengthy, flat-out third and remaining sector. Drivers can actually step on the throttle in that prolonged, barely bending portion, and a variety of overtaking tends to occur there. One other hallmark of the observe is a good, windy second sector the place automobiles have usually run into the partitions. A specific hazard level is the uphill left-hand Flip 8, the place a number of automobiles have seen their runs finish prematurely over time:
The drivers’ championship battle has three critical contenders in the meanwhile, whereas Purple Bull Racing has taken a commanding however nonetheless not insurmountable lead over Ferrari for the constructors’ title. Listed below are a number of drivers price following as you wind your method by means of the race weekend.
The Finest Drivers to Watch on the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
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