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Starting Grid – Azerbaijan GP

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Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will be at the front of the grid for Baku street race following setting a best lap of 1min 41.498sec and edging reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton into second in his Mercedes. Lewis’ teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified third ahead of Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

The Ferrari ace Kimi Raikkonen set sixth fastest following final qualifying error. Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez from Force India were seventh and eighth fastest on the twisting street circuit, which passes the city’s varied medieval and 21st-century architecture.

Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth but will be hit with a five-place grid penalty for switching his gearbox.

Cars 28 & 8 – Permitted to start
* PENALTIES
Car 27 – 5 place grid penalty – Replacement Gearbox

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