two weeks later Monaco Grand Prix, Formula 1 arrives in Baku. This is the eighth date on the 2022 world championship calendar and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix he is ready to give his starting “pistoletazo” next Sunday, May 12.
Max Verstappen He did not have his best day on the Monegasque circuit, but the final results favored the Dutch driver, who maintained his leadership and managed to increase the distance with his closest pursuer, Charles Leclerc.
The strategy of Ferrari This hurt the driver who was racing at home a lot when he had the race totally dominated from the start. A bad taste in the mouth also left his partner, carlos sainzwho will try to remove the “thorn” in Baku, after seeing himself climb to the top step of the podium in monaco.
Nicholas Latifi he became the unexpected executioner of the Spaniards and the great ally of the Sergio “Checo” Perez, who managed to take the victory thanks to the seconds lost by Sainz for the Canadian. The Mexican driver’s start to the season has been fantastic and he already dreams of being able to fight for the world.
Fernando Alonsofor its part, will attempt to keep the update package from Alpine, as they will introduce “some specific aerodynamic improvements”. “Baku is a challenge to set up the car because it is important to have a high top speed to be competitive on the long straights,” commented Otmar Szafnauer.
“But the middle section has low speed corners, so it’s hard to find the balance. We have some specific aerodynamic improvements for this circuit before we bring the next update package as part of our development plan for this season.”
Another important motivation for Sunday’s race will be the slight improvement in the level of mercedes. george russell continues to score points in all races and the performance of Lewis Hamilton he remains a real unknown after his disappointing start to the world championship.
Schedule and where to watch on TV
The ranking of Azerbaijan Grand Prix will begin to 4:00 p.m. Spanish peninsula time (one hour less in the Canary Islands) and can be followed live the sixth. On television, by subscription, on ‘DAZN’.