Azerbaijan GP: When to watch the race, live on Sky Sports F1
F1's second street track in a row, this time in Baku, for a race which has thrown up all manner of incident since joining the calendar; Race starts at 1pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports F1
Last Updated: 06/06/21 8:57am
Max Verstappen and Red Bull put their newly-seized championship leads on the line as Formula 1 returns to the streets of Baku for this weekend's Azerbaijan GP.
After a year's absence due to the pandemic, the race from the heart of the city on the shores of the Caspian Sea makes its fifth appearance on the calendar.
From Sebastian Vettel's 'road rage' of 2017, to the Red Bull collision of 2018, and the truck and drain dramas of practice on F1's last visit in 2019, there's always something to keep an eye on in Baku on a challenging 6km layout that mixes the narrow, twisty corners associated of a traditional street circuit with a super-long straight perfect for overtaking and wheel-to-wheel slipstreaming duels.
For the first time in nearly three years, Mercedes head into a race not holding the lead of either world championship, but they have strong pedigree in Baku having won on three of F1's first four visits.
Sky Sports F1's live coverage from the paddock began with The F1 Show on Thursday - watch on YouTube - with track action then underway from Friday morning.
- The race starts at 1pm on Sunday
Formula 2 is also in action for the third time this year, after a start to the season which has produced five different winners from six races.
Sky Sports F1's Azerbaijan GP TV times
9.35am: F2 Feature Race
11.30am: Grand Prix Sunday
1pm: THE AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX
3pm: Chequered Flag
4pm: Ted's Notebook
5pm: Azerbaijan GP highlights