Formula 1 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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  1. Jimlaad43

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    The F1 circus moves below sea level for the Baku European European Azerbaijani Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Baku wasn't that well received, after a dull race with little overtaking and that was marred by team radio restrictions. However, once the 90-degree bends finish after turn 6, we are left with what is actually a fun track to drive, a spectacular scene to look at and of course, the longest flat-out run in F1. We are guaranteed a new winner this year, who will it be?
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    Baku City Circuit

    First Race
    2016

    Laps
    51

    Track Length
    6.003 km (3.73 mi)

    Race Length
    306.049 km (190.170 mi)

    Lap Record
    1:46.485, Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 2016

    Tyre Allocation
    Super-Soft, Soft, Medium



    2016 Result
    1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)​
    2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)​
    3. Sergio Perez (Force India)​

     
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  2. NW48

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    I'm most looking forward to seeing the new, much wider cars get through there. It even looks a bit narrower too.
     
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  3. Michelin Man

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    Was literally about the post about this :lol:.

    To be honest, I was kind of surprised we didn't have any incidents last year, or at least barely any. But with the much wider cars this year, a expect things to get somwhat "tasty" this time around...
     
  4. prisonermonkeys

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    I think everyone saw what the GP2 boys got up to and realised just how careful they had to be.
     
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  5. Michelin Man

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    Good point, forgot that last years GP2 race was quite action packed, certainly more so than the race. Mind you, most GP2 races are "action packed", in a good way of course.
     
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  6. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Azerbaijan GP advert:

    Hi, do you like watching Formula 1 race cars? Do you like watching a city praise itself for putting on an event? And do you like sleeping? What would you say if you had them all at the same time? Well this race is the race for you! Join us on June 25th to sleep through the Azerbaijan GP.
     
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  7. Jimlaad43

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    They'll be fine through it, thell push elsewhere and crash there, mainly turn 16
     
  8. DesertPenguin09

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    Tag for the weekend
     
  9. LumpiestFish

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    After the first 4 turns, this track is fantastic.
     
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  10. sems4arsenal

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    I missed that race last year. I'm expecting lap 1 carnage.
     
  11. mustafur

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    This race needs safety cars to be intresting, though to be fair I was surprised there was none last year I expect different this year.
     
  12. TheElbows

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    While I don't much remember the race, I love the track. I do think it's really a lovely change. I wonder if the Azeri have put up their fake scrims on the buildings yet? :D
     
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    They've added 0.2s to the following distance of a faster car to trigger a blue flag warning.
     
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    Wow. Radical changes right there.
     
  16. Tired Tyres

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    Oh then poor little F1 drivers complaining that it's too hard to pass backmarkers. :lol:
     
  17. prisonermonkeys

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    I think the rule should be simplified: when shown a blue flag, a driver has one lap to move aside. They should do so at the earliest possible opportunity, but also in such a way as to be safe. The FIA could designate areas around the circuit that it regards as ideal to move aside safely in. If a driver ignores three, they get a penalty.
     
  18. Tired Tyres

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    Not bad. I'd prefer it if they didn't have to get out of the way at all. If they get a blue flag they should not defend, then the other car can pass. Wouldn't work at Monaco though.
     
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    I do think that navigating lapped traffic is a skill, but removing the requirement to move aside makes it too easy for teams to manipulate races by strategically blocking the race leaders.
     
  20. Tired Tyres

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    But being forced to get out of the way is manipulation of the race...
     
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  21. mustafur

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    Alot of things are manipulation of the race, but kinda are a requirement such as safety cars for example. With the biggest manipulation being lapped cars getting a lap back under it.
     
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    Nonetheless, cars that are 2 or 3 miles behind should be getting out of the way.

    That really annoys me. The cars on the lead lap should pass them so that the leaders are directly behind the safety car, then L1 cars, then L2 cars and so on. Releasing cars to drive around the circuit and join up at the back is a waste of time, imo.
     
  23. SVT Cobra GT

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    Looking forward to this race if I'm honest.
    Things have been rather hectic/stressful/sh**/worrying (delete as appropriate) for me personally as of late, hence why I haven't been on here so much and also why I didn't create the thread for the race.
     
  24. prisonermonkeys

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    There's a big difference between manipulating things at the front and manipulating things at the back.
     
  25. Jimlaad43

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    If it's a news article I want to read, I'll try to find it on motorsport.com, as they're now pretty much the same thing. It's only if I can't find it there do I read it on autosport.
     
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  27. Rossell2

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    I wonder if his car broke down right at the very end.
     
  28. Robin

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    The whole Baku circuit reminds me of Macau, if they can make it through there they can make it through Macau!
     
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  29. mustafur

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    Not quite the hairpin is likely too tight for the F1 steering lock.
     
  30. Robin

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    Yeah they could do with widening that hairpin but they do manage to get huge GT3 cars through there. :crazy:

     
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