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All the details on how you can watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The F1 2021 season continued today with an exciting Azerbaijan Grand Prix!

Find out how to watch the live practice, qualifying and race session of the newest F1 race in the UK and US.

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Latest- Sergio Perez wins the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sergio Perez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix today for the second time in his career. The racer finished just barely ahead of second place Sebastian Vettel. There was only a second separating the two, but neither of them were expected to be in that position for the majority of the race.

Max Verstappen was clearly in the lead for most of the race, but he crashed out with only five laps left. His Red Bull RB13’s tires had an issue which caused the car to crash. Verstappen was shaken up by the accident, but not hurt too badly.

What time is the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Check out the Baku race start time in loads of different time zones below.

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WORLD WIDE: Here's when the GP will start all over the world!

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For more information on the start times of the practice and qualifying sessions, read on.

How to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

You can watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and every other race, qualifying and practise sessions this season, on Sky Sports F1, which costs £18 per month on Sky TV, or £43 per month if you are new to Sky.

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You can also watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix using Now TV, which offers Sky Sports Day Passes for £9.98, or monthly passes for £33.99.

Sky Sports Azerbaijan GP Schedule

  • Practice 1 - From 9am on Friday, 4 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
  • Practice 2 - From 12:45pm on Friday, 4 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
  • Practice 3 - From 9:45am on Saturday, 5 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
  • Qualifying - From 12pm on Saturday, 5 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
  • Grand Prix Sunday - From 11:30pm (Race from 1pm) on Sunday, 6 June (Sky Sports F1 HD)
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All times UK.

There will also be extended highlights of the Azerbaijan GP on Channel 4.

Channel 4 Azerbaijan GP Schedule

  • Qualifying Highlights - Saturday, 5 June (5:30pm)
  • Grand Prix Highlights - Sunday, 6 June (5:30pm)

All times UK.

In the USA, it's ESPN that will be providing comprehensive coverage of the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and provide races on every other circuit in the months to come.

ESPN Azerbaijan GP Schedule

  • Practice 1 - Friday, 4 June - From 4:25am (ESPN 2)
  • Practice 2 - Friday, 4 June - From 8:55am (ESPN U)
  • Practice 3 - Saturday, 5 June - From 5:55am (ESPN 2)
  • Qualifying - Saturday, 5 June - From 7:55am (ESPN 2)
  • Grand Prix Sunday - Sunday, 6 June - From 6:30am (race at 8am) (ESPN 2)
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All times Eastern.

US fans can also watch live F1 on YouTube TV, Sling TV and FuboTV.

Baku City Circuit Guide

The inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix took place in 2017, which witnessed one of the biggest upsets of the season, with Daniel Ricciardo winning, while Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel engaged in a furious battle behind the Safety Car.

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STREET CIRCUIT: Baku is the newest street circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, joining the ranks of Monaco, Melbourne and Singapore

Number of Laps: 51

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Circuit Length: 6.003km

Race Distance: 306.049 km

Lap Record: 1:43.009 Charles Leclerc (2019)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix Weekend Timetable

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Practice 1 - Friday, 4 June - 4:30-5:30am / 9:30-10:30am BST / 10:30-11:30am CET

Practice 2 - Friday, 4 June - 8-9am ET / 1-2pm BST / 2-3pm CET

Practice 3 - Saturday, 5 June - 5-6am ET / 10am-11pm BST / 11am-12pm CET

Qualifying - Saturday, 5 June - 8-9am ET / 1-2pm BST / 2-3pm CET

Race - Sunday, 6 June - 8-10am ET / 1-3pm BST / 2-4pm CET

Current Driver Standings

After Max Verstappen's Monaco Grand Prix victory, the Dutchman has taken over the lead in the World Championship from Lewis Hamilton.

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VICTORY FOR VERSTAPPEN: The Red takes the lead after his win in Monaco

Sergio Perez is finally in the top five, after a fine fourth position on the streets of the Principality.

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The Mexican is followed by the two Ferrari drivers - Carlos Sainz scored some good points with a second-place, but can't quite get past Charles Leclerc.

It was also a positive day for Sebastian Vettel and Antonio Giovinazzi too, with both drivers scoring their first points of the season.

Kimi Raikkonen, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin are all still yet to score points this season.

Current Constructor Standings

For the first time in the current era, Red Bull Racing are taking the World Championship fight to Mercedes!

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RAPID RED BULL: The Red Bull team has taken the lead in the Constructor Standings

After Max Verstappen claimed victory in Monaco, combined with Sergio Perez's P4, Red Bull leapfrog Mercedes and top the table by just one point.

The Williams and Haas teams are still yet to score any points so far this season.

Bottas admits ‘mental strength has been tested’ in worst start to season in Mercedes career

Bottas has suffered two DNFs so far in 2021, at the Emilia Romagna and Monaco Grands Prix – while with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton having won three out of five races this year, Bottas has yet to finish higher than P3.

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And with Bottas having scored the fewest amount of points in the first five races of a season since joining Mercedes – he's currently in fourth place in the drivers’ standings, behind McLaren’s Lando Norris, and with 47 points to championship leader Max Verstappen’s 105 – the Finn said that it hadn’t been an easy start to the year.

“In the beginning of the season, definitely the mental strength has been tested,” said Bottas.