What a start the 2019 Formula One season has got off to, especially for Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have recorded a one-two finish in each of the three races we’ve had so far. When will the trend end? Here’s our guide on how to catch his weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix action, including channels and UK times for practice races, qualifying and, of course, the main event.
Hamilton enters Baku at the top of the charts, a smidgen ahead of his teammate. Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, and Charles Leclerc, who’ve all made the podium once each so far this season, are the chasing pack.
Leclerc recorded the fastest time in the second and third practice sessions, with Vettel coming second twice. Hamilton was third quickest in practice two, and Verstappen took third place in practice three.
Unfortunately for Ferrari, Leclerc crashed in the qualifying session. Bottas ended up securing pole position, with Hamilton and Vettel right behind.
That all came after the first practice session was cancelled following a bizarre series of incidents.
George Russell’s Williams was badly damaged by a loose manhole cover, and then the truck carrying the car back to the pits collided with a bridge.
Hopefully the rest of the event goes a little more smoothly.
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Azerbaijan Grand Prix Schedule: What time is F1 on TV this weekend?
The fourth stop on the 2019 Formula One world tour is Baku, with the main action taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You’ll be pleased to hear that there are no early morning starts this weekend.
Here’s this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix race schedule (all times BST):
Friday April 26
- 9:45am − Azerbaijan GP Practice One build-up
- 10am − Azerbaijan GP Practice One
- 1:45pm − Azerbaijan GP Practice Two build-up
- 2pm − Azerbaijan GP Practice Two
Saturday April 27
- 10:45am − Azerbaijan GP Practice Three build-up
- 11am − Azerbaijan GP Practice Three
- 1pm − Azerbaijan GP Qualifying build-up
- 2pm − Azerbaijan GP Qualifying
- 3:45pm − The F1 Show
Sunday April 28
- 11:30am − Azerbaijan GP Pit Lane
- 12:30pm − Azerbaijan GP On the Grid
- 1:10pm − THE AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX
- 3pm − Azerbaijan GP Paddock
- 4:30pm − Full race replay
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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: TV channel and live stream details
Sky now has exclusive rights to F1 in the UK, but you’ll be able to catch the highlights via Channel 4.
If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can tune in – in 4K, no less – on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 and Sky One. You can also tune in using the Sky Go mobile app, at no additional charge. Here are some quick-links to help you:
If you’re not a Sky customer, but desperately don’t want to miss this season’s opener, you can watch the action by picking up a NOW TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £8.99 (for a Day Pass) or £14.99 (for a Week Pass). The Week Pass is obviously the best value for F1 fanatics, especially if you’re completely free on both Saturday and Sunday morning.
To catch Channel 4’s highlights from 7pm on Sunday, you’ll need to head to the normal broadcast channel or the All 4 website linked below for an on-demand service:
- Watch: Channel 4 online
Alternatively, you can watch the action using the All 4 mobile app:
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