By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade The long-awaited Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 was held in the streets of the country's capital on April 26-28. Baku City Circuit Operations Company (BCC) has confirmed that 85,000 Formula 1 fans attended the racing action and night concerts at the Grand Prix. Ticket sales matched those of 2018 with a slight drop in attendance from last year attributable mostly to the late cancelation of Sam Smith’s headlining performance on Saturday evening and the lack of the Friday night concert. Races weren’t the only appealing aspect during these days in Baku. As a well-established tradition, Baku City Circuit offered fans one of the most exciting live music line ups. Two magnificent concerts were held on Formula 1 Saturday and Sunday. Azerbaijani singer Rilaya and UK’s world celebrity Jessie J performed in the Baku Crystal Hall on April 27, while one of the most electrifying artists in the world music, Cardi B, closed … [Read more...] about How many people attended F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?
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27 April 2019 • 4:24pm Valtteri Bottas took advantage of Leclerc's demise to edge out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and seal an unlikely pole. The silver cars had been no match for Ferrari this weekend, but will line up one and two in Baku. Sebastian Vettel was only third on an evening to forget for Ferrari. Leclerc's hopes of putting his Ferrari on pole position ended in the barriers after he crashed out of qualifying. The Ferrari driver had been the favourite to secure the front slot on the grid after dominating practice here in Baku. But Leclerc, 21, clipped the kerb at the left-handed entry to the narrow castle section, and went head-on into the barrier on the opposing side of the track. View this post on Instagram Aaaargh! Charles Leclerc was looking very good for a second career pole in F1 until... . #Leclerc #AzerbaijanGP #F1 #Formula1 #Ferrari #Baku A post shared by FORMULA 1® (@f1) on Apr 27, 2019 at 8:08am PDT "I am stupid, … [Read more...] about Valtteri Bottas takes Azerbaijan Grand Prix pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Charles Leclerc crashes
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 26 Trend: The Baku City Circuit Operations Company has issued a statement about the accident that occurred during the practice session of the Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 26. The first practice session of the Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been canceled due to shifting of the manhole, Baku City Circuit Operations Company told Trend. "The safety of the pilots is of utmost importance for us. Despite all the safety and regulatory measures, the incident occurred because of the invisible malfunction of the manhole,” the statement of Baku City Circuit Operations Company says. More than 300 manholes on the track have been re-checked and the next race session has started. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Baku City Circuit Company talks on incident during F1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix
LEWIS HAMILTON is bidding for a sixth Drivers' Championship title with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel also targeting a place at the top of the podium. Sky Sports has retained their TV rights, but will be showing all-but race exclusively after making a deal with Channel 4. Which F1 races will be live on Sky Sports this year? All 21 Grands Prix will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 in 2019. Which F1 races will be FREE to watch in the UK? The opening race in Australia was shown live on Sky One. Sky are not releasing details of other races that will be shown live on Sky One too far in advance with Bahrain the only one so far. But the British Grand Prix - a protected race - will be FREE to watch with Channel 4 also holding coverage of the race. F1 2019 schedule Azerbaijan next up following Hamilton's success at 1000th race in China F1 track guide Your guide to every circuit on this year's Formula One calendar F1 PREVIEW Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix practice: … [Read more...] about Which F1 2019 races are on Sky Sports and FREE to watch? Live stream and TV channel for every Grand Prix this year
AZERBAIJAN is the next stop on this F1 roadshow as Lewis Hamilton eyes a third win in a row this season. The five-time champion is already building a significant lead over his pre-season title challengers after victories in Bahrain and China. When is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? The Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, April 28. The race will start at 1.10pm UK time - but it will getting into late afternoon at 4.10pm in Baku. RACING AHEAD F1 Drivers' and Constructors' Standings: Hamilton and Mercedes lead the way NO-AMI F1 plans to hold race in Miami in doubt as search continues for second US Grand Prix TV TIMES Which F1 races are on Sky Sports and FREE to watch? F1 2019 schedule Azerbaijan next up following Hamilton's success at 1000th race in China HAMMER BLOW Model Kimberly who dated Bieber says she and Hamilton are ‘just friends’ BETTER IN BAKU Lewis Hamilton eyes improvement at Azerbaijan F1 GP despite win last year Schu shine Michael Schumacher dreamed of … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix practice: TV channel, live stream, UK start time and schedule for Baku City Circuit race