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19 Jun 16:37 Nico Roberg becomes the first ever race winner in Baku!
19 Jun 16:34 Meanwhile Rosberg looks to take an easy win. Almost forgot about him upfront!
19 Jun 16:27 Ai these radio rules. Kimi frustrated too. "Surely you can just say yes or no?"
19 Jun 16:24 Hamilton says his power is back. Not much time left with 9 laps to go of this race.
19 Jun 16:19 Wehrlein says he has no brakes anymore. "Completely broken", he says.
19 Jun 16:03 Double non-finish for the baby Bulls.
19 Jun 16:03 Touch, quick track. Now in Lap32/51. Sainz reports suspension problems and pulls his car off track.
19 Jun 15:54 Ferrari team mates battling for second!
19 Jun 15:53 Hamilton unhappy about something on the radio with his team..
19 Jun 15:44 Verstappen on mediums BTW, very unexpected. Wehrlein told to be careful.
19 Jun 15:43 Silver arrow passes the Red Bull.
19 Jun 15:42 Nico pits and goes onto the soft tyres. 
19 Jun 15:42 Vettel finally pits from P2.
19 Jun 15:40 Ham, now in P7, chasing Perez. Must have heard us, eh?
19 Jun 15:38 Hamilton seems to be stuck in P9 after his pitstop. All that early field-picking for nothing?
19 Jun 15:38 Battle for 4th between Kimi and Daniel.
19 Jun 15:32 Lewis pits!
19 Jun 15:30 Wehrlein currently in 10th place. Solid stuff from the youngster!
19 Jun 15:28 Toro Rosso confirms suspension failer fo Kvyat, hence retirement.
19 Jun 15:26 Lap 13: ROS, VET, PER, HAM, BOT, HULK, RIC, RAI, MAS
19 Jun 15:22 And Vettel still hasn't boxed! His team mate Kimi has been in to pit though. Hamilton in P5, Bottas in P4, Perez in 3rd.
19 Jun 15:18 Hamilton in P6! Picking those places off one by one. Vettel told to box now, the German questions the decision.
19 Jun 15:17 Massa pits and goes back out on soft tyres.
18:42 Join us again in two weeks time for the Austrian Grand Prix! Cheers.
FINAL LAP Disappointment for Raikkonen, the two Red Bull's will also be unhappy about the result.
FINAL LAP Rosberg becomes the first driver to win in Baku! Vettel in second and Perez in P3!
FINAL LAP NICO ROSBERG WINS HIS FIFTH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEASON!
FINAL LAP Perez overtakes Raikkonen!
Lap 50 Verstappen takes Hulkenberg now as well.
Lap 50 Rosberg in the lead by 17 seconds now.
Lap 50 As the race comes to a close, who was your driver of the day?
Lap 49 Perez very close to Raikkonen now. Wonder if he will even attempt to overtake him.
Lap 48 Ricciardo now in P7! Stylish overtake on Hulkenberg.
Lap 47 Hulkenberg's tyres are going, Ricciardo closing down on him with four laps to go.
Lap 46 Kimi seems to have the same problem as Hamilton now, similar reactions as well!
Lap 46 5 laps remain!
Lap 45 Verstappen takes Bottas for P10.
Lap 45 Hamilton has lost power again now.
Lap 44 Alonso out! Team tells him to come in and retire.
Lap 44 8 laps left. Can Hamilton catch up to Perez.
Lap 43 WHAT?! Hamilton has just set the fastest lap. Apparently he found the right configuration.
Lap 42 Live points state that as things stand Rosberg will extend his lead to 24 points.
Lap 41 Alonso loses his position to Grosjean but regains it on the next turn only to lose it again. Alonso is a real fighter on the track.
Lap 41 Wehrlein out! Reports he has no brakes no more.
Lap 40 At the moment Perez needs to only keep within 5 seconds of Raikkkonen to get a podium spot.
Lap 39 Raikkonen crying out for the blue flags.
Lap 39 Button gets the better of his teammate Fernando Alonso! The Brit now in P11.
Lap 38 Raikkonen has did 28 laps on this soft compound.
Lap 37 Both Manor drivers are running the last two positions despite out-qualifying the two Saubers.
Lap 36 Hamilton behind 10 seconds of Perez now.
Lap 36 Button currently lapping faster than Alonso. Great drive from the Brit here actually.
Lap 35 Still no safety car in this race!
Lap 34 Hamilton frustrated as he doesn't know how to change the setting on his steering wheel. The team aren't allowed to tell him where it is.
Lap 33 Perez eating into Raikkonen's time here. Could see a sexy overtake in the next couple laps...
Lap 33 Rosberg sets fastest lap.
Lap 32 Sainz out!
Lap 31 Red Bull reckon Ferrari and Force India will make another pit stop which is why the went on Mediums. Let's see how that pans out.
Lap 31 Wehrlein in the pits and goes on mediums!
Lap 30 Vettel sets fastest lap of 1m47.582s.
Lap 30 Raikkonen yields for Vettel but tell the team to push him to go faster so it wasn't for nothing.
Lap 29 Button just overtook Sainz, well that wasn't expected.
Lap 28 Wehrlein the only driver yet to make a pit stop yet.
Lap 27 Alonso completes a move over Gutierrez.
Lap 27 Just over halfway gone! Not many surprises occurred so far.
Lap 26 Raikkonen now running in 2nd! Vettel just under 2 seconds behind him.
Lap 25 Will be interesting to see how these medium compound tyes will do as they weren't expected to be used today.
Lap 24 Hulkenberg takes Button for P10.
Lap 23 Rosberg sets fastest lap.
Lap 23 Ricciardo in the pits now! He comes out in P13.
Lap 22 Perez back to P3.
Lap 22 Perez and Hamilton throw the kitchen sink at Ricciardo complete a double overtake.
Lap 22 Rosberg pits with a 40 second lead.
Lap 21 Verstappen makes another stop! Puts on mediums.
Lap 21 Vettel pits from P2. Hulkenberg does the same. Vettel puts on super softs though.
Lap 20 Perez goes ahead of Massa! Hamilton does the same.
Lap 20 One of the Saubers bumps the wall! Sparks flew. Car looks okay though as he carries on the race.
Lap 20 Raikkonen gets a five second penalty.
Lap 19 Expect Perez and Hamilton to eat through the grid now.
Lap 18 Hamilton gets away with a blunder there...close call for the Brit.
Lap 18 Most of the grid running on soft tyres here.
Lap 18 Button running in P14 now.
Lap 17 Perez comes out of the pits ahead of Hamilton! Great work from Force India!
Lap 16 Perez having a good race here in Baku as he holds his own in P3.
Lap 16 Kimi finally gets his man and goes passed Hulkenberg.
Lap 16 Hamilton the first of the of the top five to make a pit!
Lap 15 Raikkonen running behind Hulkenberg now. Battle for P7 is on.
Lap 15 Rosberg absolately flying! He set fastest lap, only for Raikkonen to better it though shortly after.
Lap 14 Verstappen eats Ericsson for P11. Wehrlein lined up next.
Lap 14 Rosberg sets another fastest time.
Lap 13 Wehrlein currently in 10th place. Solid stuff from the youngster!
Lap 13 Ricciardo up to P6 now.
Lap 12 Rosberg looking very lonely there in P1.
Lap 12 Raikkonen under investigation for crossing the white line in the pit lane.
Lap 11 Rosberg 24 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Can the Brit make up those seconds?
Lap 11 Hamilton now running in P4! He overtakes Bottas on the inside. Raikkonen eats Wehrlein, who is amazingly running in the top 10.
Lap 11 Rosberg just set fastest lap. The gap is increasing between he and Vettel.
Lap 11 Ricciardo completes a standard move on Grosjean for P7.
Lap 10 Rosberg 11 seconds ahead of Vettel now. The Championship leader is dominating this race so far.
Lap 10 Also worth noting, Ricciardo just did a lap a full second ahead of Vettel.
Lap 9 Raikkonen the first of the Ferrari's in the pits! Vettel still out there after being told to box.
Lap 8 No drama as of yet. Let's hope it isn't like this for the rest of the afternoon!
Lap 8 Hamilton fails to move ahead of Bottas.
Lap 8 Kvyat out!
Lap 7 Raikkonen cross about the blue plastic that was stuck to his car.
Lap 7 Rosberg was a full second ahead of Vettel in that last lap. Wow!
Lap 7 Ricciardo also pits now.
Lap 6 Following the flurry of pit stops, Button now running in P12.
Lap 6 Verstappen is the first in the pits and goes on softs. Alonso and Kvyat follows.
Lap 6 Vettel closing in on Ricciardo as his victim. Vettel completes the move! The German in P2 now.
Lap 5 Rosberg 7 seconds ahead of Ricciardo now after 5 laps.
Lap 5 Bottas takes Verstappen, Verstappen takes it back only for Bottas to recover. Hamilton also completes a pass on Verstappen. Grosjean fails however to overtake the youngster.
Lap 4 Replays show Hulkenberg also suffered a bump during the start.
Lap 4 Grosjean eats Kvayt on the straight. The Frenchman now running in P10. Hamilton did the same moments earlier.
Lap 4 Vettel has a scare!
Lap 3 Haryanto had to pit for repairs after a torrid start.
Lap 3 Hamilton breathing down Kvyat's neck now.
Lap 2 No major incidents as of yet. Drivers driving very cautious.
Lap 2 Verstappen also made two place actually, the youngster running in P7.
Lap 1 Hamilton also keeps his P10. Perez was the only one to gain places during the start.
Lap 1 Perez moves up to fifth from seventh! Great start from the Mexican.
Lap 1 Raikkonen also keeps his position.
START GREEN LIGHT AND WE'RE OFF! Rosberg gets a good start! Ricciardo keeps P2 and Vettel keeps P3.
17:00 Formation lap is a go! Drivers warming up their tyres now for the green light.
16:59 Only three drivers on the grid will start on soft tyres instead of supersofts.
16:57 Formation track about to get underway.
16:56 The Baku crowd look lively on this sunny day!
16:55 Drivers and teams around the starting grid as they gear up and suit up for the race ahead!
16:52 Azerbaijan national anthem being sung now.
16:50 Pirelli are expecting a one-stop race due to the tyres lasting long.
16:45 Claire Williams on her love for the unexpected: "I'm really excited about this race. We like a bit of uncertainty and chaos."
16:42 It's also expected that the safety car will be featured a lot today, especially with the amount of accidents that took place over the weekend.
16:38 Can Hamilton close down the nine-point gap that his German teammate Rosberg has made for himself?
16:35 Niki Lauda feels Hamilton really does have a chance in this race: "If he gets around the first two laps without hitting anyone or being hit by anyone he has a great chance of finishing on the podium."
16:30 Manor duo Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein qualified impressively yesterday, finishing ahead of Sauber and McLaren.
16:27 Max Verstappen will be hoping to match the speed of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who will be starting in P2.
16:25 Cars with straight line speed are expected to well on this circuit.
16:22 In case you forgot, this will be the first time drivers will be racing in Baku. We haven't seen what the track is like yet during a competitive race unless you watched the GP2 one earlier today.
16:20 Ferrari are known to be fast at the starting grid, can Vettel replicate the move he did last week in Canada?
16:18 Rosberg said yesterday that he is not getting his hopes up at the fact that Hamilton will be starting on the grid in P10 as he is known to tear through the grid regardless of where he is positioned.
16:16 Interestingly, Ferrari and Red Bull were well off the pace all weekend. Will things change today?
16:14 Clear skies in Baku! The best weather they've had all week.
16:12 BREAKING: Reports say Kevin Magnussen will start from the pitlane after having his gearbox changed. Carlos Sainz is also reported to have his one changed and will drop five places on the grid. P13 to P18.
16:09 However, the last European Grand Prix was held in Valencia back in 2012 so that information might be irrelevant.
16:07 Fernando Alonso has the most wins from all the current drivers at the European Grand Prix, racking up three in total.
16:05 Another surprise going into this race is that Jenson Button will be starting in P19 after having a bad time during qualifiers.
16:04 Also worth noting, Sergio Perez will start in P7, despite qualifying in P2 on Saturday. The Mexican suffered a five-place penalty grid for changing his gear box yesterday.
16:02 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who will start in P10, will be handed a replacement left front supersoft Pirelli for Sunday's European GP after flat-spotting his tyre in Q2. Note though that the left tyre will have the same mileage as the rest of the set.
16:00 Welcome to the Baku City Circuit for the European Grand Prix! All times are local.
18:13 Join us again tomorrow for the European Grand Prix! Hopefully we will get to see some more thrills and excitement!
18:11 Whew! What a qualifier! Q3 result: 1 Rosberg; 2 Perez (penalty to come); 3 Ricciardo; 4 Vettel; 5 Raikkonen; 6 Massa; 7 Kvyat; 8 Bottas; 9 Verstappen; 10 Hamilton.
18:10 With Perez suffering a grid penalty, who is also in P2, Ricciardo will have a front row start!
18:09 Ricciardo claims P3! Vettel goes P4!
18:08 Rosberg looks comfortable in P1 here. Too much chaos on the track for him to be beaten.
18:07 Going to be tight if the have enough time to put in one more quick lap!
18:05 Session will restart! Verstappen grabs the first position in the pitlane to get out there first. Vettel and Bottas behind him.
18:02 2 minutes left in this session but the red flag causes the time to stop for the moment.
18:01 During all the drama before the red flag, Rosberg grabbed pole! With a 1:42.758.
18:00 Hamilton out! The Brit hit the wall. RED FLAG! He was in P9 so he finishes last in this session.
17:59 Massa slots into P4 for now. Hamilton and Rosberg still down in P9 and P10.
17:58 This track is looking very slippery at the moment.
17:57 It also messed up Rosberg's lap as the yellow flags slowed him down.
17:56 Hamilton locks up again! The same corner he messed up in Q2.
17:55 Verstappen shouting angrily on the team radio complaining about Bottas.
17:55 Perez does a quick lap in the 1:43's! Goes into P1!
17:54 Vettel and Raikkonen currently occupying P1 and P2 respectively.
17:53 Ricciardo sets the first time 1:45.228.
17:52 Some drives using used supersoft tyres.
17:50 Close calls there for Hamilton and Ricciardo....they will be hopefully looking for an improvement in this final round!
17:45 Drivers that will compete for pole position in the final round are: 1 Rosberg; 2 Hamilton; 3 Perez; 4 Ricciardo; 5 Verstappen; 6 Vettel; 7 Bottas; 8 Raikkonen; 9 Kvyat; 10 Massa.
17:45 Out in this session: 11 Grosjean; 12 Hulkenberg; 13 Sainz; 14 Alonso; 15 Gutierrez; 16 Nasr.
17:44 Hulkenberg out!
17:42 Hamilton goes up to P2! And Ricciardo saves himself at the last second, goes up to P2!
17:41 Gutierrez locks up and goes down the escape route! Again.
17:40 Hamilton goes off! Whew! Could have been bad as he is running in P10! Can he put in one more flying lap to secure his place?
17:40 Ricciardo now in the drop zone.
17:39 Verstappen goes up to third!
17:37 Hamilton still in P8 though.
17:37 Top five all in the pits now, most likely for the rest of the round.
17:35 Verstappen and Hulkenberg currently in the drop zone....
17:34 Hamilton looks to have been caught by the yellow flag that waved because of Hulkenberg. Which is why he is only P6 at the minute.
17:33 Rosberg goes fastest by almost two seconds! 1:42.520
17:32 10 minutes left in this round and Hulkenberg does a major spin out! Could have been bad.
17:30 Plenty of sparks flying all weekend here. Going to make for some good action shots.
17:28 Gutierrez sets the first time of the round with a 1:45.349.
17:25 Super softs used again in Q2. Can Ferrari improve on their time in this session?
17:24 Q2 underway!
17:23 Drivers that made it into Q2: 1 Rosberg; 2 Hamilton; 3 Perez; 4 Ricciardo; 5 Kvyat; 6 Bottas; 7 Sainz; 8 Hulkenberg; 9 Raikkonen; 10 Verstappen 11 Vettel; 12 Gutierrez; 13 Massa; 14 Grosjean; 15 Alonso; 16 Nasr.
17:22 Drivers knocked out in this session: 17 Haryanto; 18 Wehrlein; 19 Button; 20 Ericsson; 21 Magnussen; 22 Palmer
17:20 Chequered flag waved! Drivers doing all they can now to get out of the drop zone.
17:20 Button out!
17:19 Ericcson currently in P22 while his Sauber teammate Felipe Nasr is in P15.
17:18 Button currently in the red zone! 2 minutes left to get himself out of it.
17:17 Raikkonen goes P7 and Rio Haryanto has just put a quicker lap than Button! Wow.
17:16 Raikkonen on his flying lap now as well.
17:15 5 minutes left in this round!
17:14 Vettel goes on a flying lap and puts in a 1:45.062. Ferrari failing to put Red Bull and Mercedes under pressure here.
17:12 Under ten minutes left now in this session, Wehrlein in the drop zone. Alonso, Grosjean and Button also in there.
17:12 Hamilton goes off as well!
17:11 Grosjean reporting a problem with the brakes, throwback to his days at Lotus?
17: 11 Ricciardo goes third! Verstappen in P5.
17:10 Grosjean the first victim of the dreaded escape on the Baku City Circuit, he goes off track as he tries to pass Renault's Jolyon Palmer.
17:07 Rosberg takes P1 for the moment with a time of 1:44.136, Hamilton behind him with 1:44.259 and Bottas in P3 with 1:45.263.
17:05 Williams look to have sorted out Bottas as he manages to start Q1.
17:05 As expected, super soft tyres the preferred choice here as most drivers are already out there on the track.
17:05 Green light and we're off! Toro Rosso lead the way.
17:02 Drivers are looking tense as they teams make final preparations to their cars to produce their fastest lap possible.
17:00 We're about to get underway here in Baku for qualifiers, who is your tip to take P1 after Q3?
16:55 Williams driver Valtteri Bottas will also be eager to get out there, but can his team get his car ready after a pitlane incident that saw him only produce on lap in FP3?
16:50 Ferrari and Red Bull could also have a say but they are not looking as quick as they were in the previous race weekends...
16:45 It all looks set for Lewis Hamilton to claim yet another pole position, but Championship leader Nico Rosberg ruin his momentum?
16:40 Perez's teammate Nico Hulkenberg finished in third place after FP3, could he finally claim his first podium of his career?
16:40 With his crash on the Baku City Circuit, Sergio Perez also got hit with a five-place penalty grid ahead of the qualy. Pity as Force India are looking good on this track.
16:35 What happened in FP3? Lewis Hamilton put in a late run to take P1 off Nico Rosberg in final practice in Baku while Sergio Perez put in a late crash to cause a few headaches at Force India.
16:30 Welcome back! Qualifiers for the European Grand Prix will take place shortly.
15:02 That is it for now, join us again in two hours for qualifying. Cheers.
15:01 And as it ends Perez hits the wall at Turn 15. That is a damaged Force India and plenty for the team to do before qualifying in two hours.
15:00 The chequered flag is out and Hamilton grabs the P1 but 0.258s ahead of Rosberg. Hulkenberg is third.
14:59 It is a 1:44.352 as he goes quickest!
14:58 Hamilton is on a flier and is chasing down Rosberg's P1 time.
14:57 Raikkonen improves to ninth place after his earlier problems while Hamilton is off at Turn 1 and down the escape road.
14:54 A good session for McLaren with Button P8 and Alonso ninth.
14:52 At the moment it is Rosberg quickest ahead of Hulkenberg and Hamilton. The latter, though, is about to start a hot lap.
14:51 Vettel puts in another hot laps and retakes fifth place from Perez. Verstappen improves his time but remains P7.
14:49 We are still waiting for Hamilton who remains in the pits. Nope, he's just left.
14:48 A new set of supers sees Rosberg lower the benchmark time to a 1:44.610.
14:46 Hulkenberg takes P5 off Verstappen with his supersoft run.
14:45 Now here comes Verstappen with the teenager doing a 1:46.035. That is good enough for fifth place.
14:43 It is a 1:45.620 for Ricciardo, which puts him up to third place ahead of Vettel and Massa.
14:42 Ricciardo has started a hot lap on his supersofts while Hulkenberg has just left the pits for his qualy style run.
14:38 Massa is up to fourth in his Williams, a second down on Rosberg. But at least his car wasn't damaged when he brushed the wall.
14:37 A minor off for Haryanto but no harm done. Magnussen also has a moment.
14:34 Vettel grabs a slipstream and jumps up to third place with a 1:45.6. That puts him 0.259s down on Rosberg's best.
14:33 Problems for Raikkonen who is told to box. He informs Ferrari: "I can't go walking speed in these fast parts."
14:30 It is now being reported that Bottas won't be back out this session as his car's radiator is also damaged.
14:29 Work is still going on over at Williams on Bottas' car which is without its floor. Deputy team boss Claire Williams is looking a bit stressed, not that we blame her. That was really bad luck.
14:27 Hulkenberg does well to catch his car through Turn 6 and keep it off the wall.
14:24 Rosberg has upped his pace to a 1:45.435 but it is his team-mate who catches the eye as he avoids an accident with an impressive slide - and at speed.
14:22 Here comes Hamilton and he is 0.117s down on Rosberg's best.So that's a Mercedes 1-2. No surprise there.
14:20 Massa has smacked the 'Ricciardo Wall'. Not a great start to the day for Williams who now have two cars in trouble. Massa is able to get back to the pits for a check on his car.
14:19 Kvyat heads down an escape road and Rosberg takes a P1. A 1:45.5 for the Mercedes driver.
14:16 Vettel puts in a lap on the soft tyres, and it is a 2.4s slower than Ricciardo's best. The latter's time was set on the supersofts.
14:15 Perez has a close encounter with the wall, the 'Ricciardo Wall' as we like to call it. And Alonso is up an escape road.
14:14 Hulkenberg is topping the speed trap with a 344.8.
14:13 Verstappen slides into second behind his team-mate. A mistake from Raikkonen as he runs wide under braking but is quickly back onto the track.
14:11 Ricciardo goes quickest in the RB12, a 1:46.6 for the Aussie while Hulkenberg improves his time but stays second. 11 times on the board now.
14:08 Change at the top as Hulkenberg does a 1:47.1 while his team-mate Perez uses an escape road to throw a 360'.
14:05 Massa goes quickest with a 1:48.346 ahead of Nasr and Ericsson.
14:04 Now here comes Hamilton, who is out on the mediums. And we have a problem at the exit of the pits as a drain cover has come off, which has damaged Bottas' Williams. The team are reporting a "big hole in the sidecover."
14:03 Vettel, Bottas, Felipe Massa, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Hulkenberg and Perez head out.
14:01 Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean are the first two out ahead of Rosberg, Pascal Wehrlein, Marcus Ericsson, Felipe Nasr, Raikkonen, Kevin Magnussen, Rio Haryanto and Jolyon Palmer.
14:00 The pit lane light is green and FP3 is underway.
13:55 Five minutes to the start and the track temperature is up to 46'C.
13:52 As for Ferrari and Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were P8 and 13, while Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were P7 and 10. Ricciardo also crashed in FP1.
13:48 The big question today is can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton. He was quickest in both Friday sessions, ending the day 0.69s up on Nico Rosberg. Sergio Perez was third ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Nico Hulkenberg.
13:41 Added to that Pirelli have also altered their pressures with the minimum pressures required for the rear tyres lowered to 21psi.
13:36 There have been a few changes to the circuit overnight as the FIA have lifted the exit kerbs at Turns 6 and 12 and extended the pit lane line.
13:30 Welcome back to Baku for Saturday's third and final practice session for the European Grand Prix. All times are local.
18:36 Not as entertaining as the first session but catch some more action for tomorrow's FP3 and qualifiers right here!
18:34 Chequered flag is out! Hamilton tops the session once again! Rosberg P2 and Perez P3.
18:31 Vettel told to pit with just a minute left on the clock.
18:29 Perez will be hoping to keep this pace and form going into qualifiers tomorrow.
18:25 Raikkonen ends up in the exit cul-de-sac! Gets out of his car and surrenders the session.
18:25 Heavy lock up from Gutierrez there! Having a troublesome session here as it comes to a close. Improvement is needed.
18:24 Hamilton's time is still the fastest at the moment with a 1:44.223. Rosberg in second with a 1:44.913 and Perez in third with a 1:45.336.
18:22 With winds picking up, Force India tells Perez: "Tailwind into Turn 4 is strong."
18:19 Massa and Haryanto the only ones in the pits now.
18:18 15 minutes left in this session!
18:14 Vettel reporting he is losing tyre temperature.
18:12 Rosberg on the radio: "Problem with the drive."
18:08 Rosberg stops on the side of the road! Virtual safety car now out on the track.
18:06 Verstappen's car goes back to the garage.
18:04 "I'm getting a lot of beeping in my ears," reports Hamilton on the team radio.
18:02 Wind is picking up now in Baku ...
18:00 30 minutes left of this second practice session.
17:58 Alonso on the supersofts fails to crack the top ten and settles for P11, for now.
17:55 Le Mans winner Nico Hulkenberg joins the group of drivers struggling to keep their cars on the track.
17:54 Verstappen now in P7.
17:52 The Manors and Saubers at the back of the grid looks to be an intense battle this weekend as they continue to lap similar times.
17:50 Woah! Ricciardo on a flying lap is over 2 seconds behind session leader Hamilton.
17:48 Teams making their pitstops now.
17:46 Ricciardo heating his tyres for a quick lap.
17:45 Surely drivers have to sort out those two turns where they keep going off. a Renault just did it now.
17:43 Mercedes look quick on the straights, could be set for a one-two finish on Sunday...
17:41 Raikkonen still outside the top ten while Vettel is chilling in P6.
17:39 The buildings look well aged here in Baku...
17:38 Hamilton almost goes off track there!
17:37 Interesting, Massa is lapping nowhere near the pace as Bottas.
17:34 Track is looking busy now! Plenty of drivers out there.
17:33 Sainz has topped the speed trap charts at 320km/h
17:32 One hour left in this session!
17:30 Cars with straight line speed look likely to do well on this track.
17:30 Bottas goes second with a flying lap: 1:45.764.
17:30 Rosberg re-enters the Baku City Circuit. Hamilton still in the garage.
17:27 Looks like drivers are done on their stints with mediums and softs. Supersofts now the choice.
17:25 Hamilton and Rosberg in the pits now.
17:25 Bottas on supersofts now!
17:23 Button get caught on the speed trap: 316km/h
17:22 Hamilton bumps his wheel on the corner of a turn.
17:22 Ericsson to make a return to the track.
17:21 Plenty of sparks flying here from the bottom of the F1 cars...
17:20 Alonso currently running in P3. Impressive.
17:19 Only mediums and softs being used here in FP2 so far...
17:17 Ricciardo looking cautious here.
17:16 Grosjean locks up and goes into the exit that race control warned about.
17:15 Race control instructs teams to watch the exit kerbs on turn 6.
17:15 Ericsson gives us a wave as his mechanics work on his engine in the Sauber garage.
17:13 Perez and Hulkenberg both do 1:47.891!
17:12 Drivers will have to bring out their street style driving here. Walls and buildings very close to the track.
17:10 Very narrow track this! Plenty of drivers making errors.
17:09 Gutierrez struggling at the moment as he gets himself stuck when he went off track. Carefully does a three-point turn though to get him out.
17:08 Sainz leading the session as we're almost at the 10 minute mark.
17:06 Woah! Replays show that there are still some loose kerbs out there.
17:06 After his crash in the first session, Red Bull have managed to get Ricciardo's car back on the track.
17:05 Ferrari and Mercedes are also out there on their soft tyres.
17:05 Haas lead the way on this Monaco-esque track. Sauber follows.
17:03 GREEN LIGHT! FP2 commences
17:02 We're almost underway! Drivers gearing up.
17:00 Weather seems to have cooled down from the first session. Some interesting data will be collected on how the tyres will react.
16:55 No major upgrades for teams have been issued for this weekend.
16:50 BREAKING! GP2 practice session has been abonden due to a kerbs problem. However, reports suggest that it has been resolved and that they are good to go.
16:45 Rosberg once again finished the practice session second fiddle to Hamilton, something he will be desperate to change.
16:40 Another reminder, this is the first time teams are driving on this track, so expect a few more suprises over the course of the weekend.
16:35 Just recap of the craziness that went down in FP1: Lewis Hamilton claimed the inaugural practice P1 in Baku as he set the pace in first practice, a session that was red flagged when Daniel Ricciardo crashed at Turn 15.
16:30 Welcome back to the Baku City Circuit! We're underway in 30 minutes for FP2 of the European Grand Prix
14:32 That is it for now, join us again this afternoon for FP2 from Baku. Cheers.
14:31 Vettel makes a late improvement to P5 while Sainz jumps to ninth.
14:30 The chequered flag is waved and FP1 has reached its conclusion with Hamilton quickest ahead of Rosberg and Bottas.
14:29 There is no one out on track who looks set to challenge Hamilton's P1 time so he will end with the inaugural Baku P1.
14:26 Two Force Indias and two McLarens inside the top ten makes for an interesting timesheet.
14:23 Argy-bargy between Grosjean and Ericsson into Turn 1. The latter goes down the escape road.
14:20 Sainz meets the barrier nose first. A gentle tap at Turn 15 and the wing doesn't appear damaged but he heads back into the pits.
14:18 Sainz and Kvyat are both out on the supersofts while the others who have headed out are on the softs.
14:17 The track is once again green-lighted.
14:16 Don't expect to see Hamilton again this session as Mercedes have revealed he has flat-spotted the tyres they intended him to use for a long run.
14:11 We are still under the red flag as the marshals clear Ricciardo's car and the debris. A track is there is now to remove it.
14:09 It was not a big mistake from Ricciardo but one that had serious consequences.
14:07 And now we have a proper meeting with the wall as Ricciardo hits it hard at Turn 15, causing significant damage to the rear of his RB12. The rear right tyre is hanging on only by its teether. Red flag.
14:04 Palmer's turn to cover as he has a moment at Turn 4.
14:01 Having tested the track limits, Hamilton has now brushed the wall. It was, however, the gentlest of touches at the Turn 3 wall. I've hit a wall guys," he said.
14:00 Top ten: Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas, Alonso, Perez, Hulkenberg, Button, Raikkonen, Vettel and Ricciardo.
13:58 Verstappen reports that Red Bull "found an issue, I don't know what it is" with his car and thus he's chatting to reporters instead of putting in laps. He hopes to get back out soon.
13:56 Hamilton adds his name to the list of those heading down an escape road. He works his way back onto the track without any troubles.
13:53 Hamilton ups his pace on the supersofts to a 1:46.435.
13:52 The Manors are also out with Wehrlein on the mediums and Haryanto on the softs so a mix of strategies going on.
13:51 Bottas and Alonso have both left the pits on the soft tyres.
13:47 Rosberg goes quickest but also immediately loses out to Hamilton. A 1:46.489 for the Brit, who is 0.323s quicker than Rosberg.
13:44 Brake work going on at Ferrari as both cars are having work done with the calipers.
13:43 Hamilton and Rosberg have both taken to the track and with the supersoft tyres on their W07s.
13:40 All 22 cars are in the pits with Bottas leading the timesheets ahead of Hamilton, Rosberg, Perez, Alonso and Hulkenberg.
13:37 Work going on at the rear end of Verstappen's RB12 which is sans its floor.
13:36 Ricciardo gets caught up in a Sauber sandwich, passes one only to find another waiting on the apex of the corner which forces him to back off. He is P9.
13:33 New P1 as Bottas does a 1:47.707 on the soft tyres, same rubber that the two Mercedes drivers used for their best times.
13:31 Ericsson locks up at Turn 1 and takes to the escape road, Magnussen heads down the Turn 3 escape road and Perez goes fourth quickest.
13:30 Hamilton leads with a 1:48.214, Rosberg is second, 0.2s down, followed by Bottas, Button, Raikkonen and Verstappen.
13:26 Kvyat down the escape road at Turn 15.
13:25 We've also had a spin for Vettel through Turn 16.
13:24 We have a Haas down an escape road, it is Gutierrez. A bit of a mission trying to work his way out of it.
13:23 Magnussen is trying to slipstream a Manor but fails to get the boost needed. Mercedes power!
13:20 Vettel's next lap is a 1:56.2, still seven seconds down on Hamilton's P1 time.
13:18 Here comes Vettel and it is a 1:57.7 on his first exploration lap.
13:17 Most of the drivers are lapping on the soft tyres including Button, who has just slotted into fifth place behind the Mercedes drivers and the Williams pairing.
13:16 New P1 as Hamilton lays down a 1:49.174 to edge Rosberg by 0.9s.
13:15 Interesting approach to the lines from Massa as he compromises his entrance in order to get a great exit that allows him to attack the next corner. Expect to see drivers trying different things this session.
13:12 Rosberg continues to shave seconds off his time and lowers the benchmark to a 1:50.100. Bottas is second, 2.6s down and Hamilton third, 2.8s off the pace.
13:10 A new nose for Ricciardo, well for his RB12, and he heads out.
13:09 Another lap from Rosberg, this time it is a 1:53.481. Hamilton's first lap is 2.2s slower.
13:06 First time comes from Rosberg with a 1:57.306 as he goes over 300kph.
13:04 Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen are out on track and they are now joined by Lewis Hamilton and Rosberg.
13:01 As the drivers wide their way through Turn 8 you can see how tight it is and how extremely close the drivers get to the walls.
13:00 The pit lane is green-lighted as Esteban Gutierrez leads out the field for the first lap of the Baku circuit.
12:58 Air temperature is 27'C and the track is 44'C as we await the start of FP1.
12:55 Five minutes to the start of the unknown.
12:46 There are also concerns about the pit entrance as drivers come off the high-speed main straight and head through a kink in the slip road before applying the pit lane speed limiter. That is only used as they enter the actual pit lane. Here's hoping it proves to be a safe ride into the pits.
12:42 Championship leader Nico Rosberg added: "A little bit of a concern with those run-offs. So that's not great and we need to see how it goes. There's corner 14, where there's a wall straight-on, turn three, and then the pit entry as well. So not fantastic."
12:39 Having walked the track earlier this week, some drivers have voiced concerns about the layout and the lack of the run-off. Jenson Button said: "Turn seven has three Tecpro barriers and then a concrete barrier at the edge of the circuit. There's not much you can really do because there's a building in the way. Hopefully they (the FIA) have done their tests, but Monaco has got a lot of run-off. This is a high-speed street circuit, it's not like Monaco."
12:34 This is Formula 1's first foray into Baku, where a 6km circuit winds it way through the streets of the capital in an anticlockwise direction. The track features a 2.2km straight, the longest on the calendar.
12:30 Welcome to the Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and the new home of the European Grand Prix. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:48.942 1:32:52.366 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:48.931 16.696 1
3 Sergio Perez Force India 1:48.269 25.241 1
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:51.341 33.102 1
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:51.134 56.335 1
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:48.562 60.886 1
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:47.736 69.229 2
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:47.086 70.696 2
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:50.887 77.708 1
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1:49.874 85.375 2
11 Jenson Button McLaren 1:48.509 104.817 2
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:49.750 1 LAP 2
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:48.625 1 LAP 2
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:52.784 1 LAP 1
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:49.856 1 LAP 2
16 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:47.563 1 LAP 2
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:49.393 1 LAP 2
18 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:56.656 2 LAPS 1
R Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RETIRED 45 LAPS 2
R Fernando Alonso McLaren RETIRED 9 LAPS 3
R Pascal Wehrlein Manor RETIRED 12 LAPS 1
R Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso RETIRED 20 LAPS 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:42.758 - 2
2 Sergio Perez Force India 1:43.515 0.757 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:43.966 1.208 5
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.966 1.208 5
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:44.269 1.511 5
6 Felipe Massa Williams 1:44.483 1.725 4
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:44.717 1.959 6
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:45.246 2.488 5
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:45.570 2.812 5
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:44.755 2.235 4
10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:01.954 19.196 3
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:42.520 - 2
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:43.526 1.006 3
3 Sergio Perez Force India 1:43.939 1.419 3
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:44.141 1.621 3
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:44.387 1.867 3
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:44.461 1.941 3
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:44.477 1.957 3
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:44.533 2.013 3
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:44.687 2.167 4
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1:44.696 2.176 3
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:44.755 2.235 4
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:44.824 2.304 3
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:45.000 2.480 4
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:45.270 2.750 3
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:45.349 2.829 4
16 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:45.665 1.98 1
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:46.048 3.528 4
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:43.685 - 1
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.259 0.574 1
3 Sergio Perez Force India 1:44.462 0.777 1
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:44.570 0.885 1
5 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:44.694 1.009 2
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:44.706 1.021 1
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:44.827 1.142 2
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:44.860 1.175 1
9 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:44.936 1.251 1
10 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:44.939 1.254 1
11 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:45.062 1.377 1
12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:45.300 1.615 2
13 Felipe Massa Williams 1:45.494 1.809 1
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:45.507 1.822 2
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:45.525 1.840 1
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:45.549 1.864 2
17 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:45.665 1.980 2
18 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:45.750 2.065 2
19 Jenson Button McLaren 1:45.804 2.119 1
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:46.231 2.546 2
21 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:46.348 2.663 2
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:46.394 2.709 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.352 - 3
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:44.610 0.258 5
3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:45.540 1.188 3
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:45.620 1.268 3
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:45.630 1.278 6
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1:45.735 1.383 2
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:45.901 1.549 3
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1:45.954 1.602 5
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:45.981 1.629 1
10 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:46.024 1.672 4
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:46.131 1.779 5
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:46.190 1.838 2
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:46.361 2.009 2
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1:46.510 2.158 3
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:46.670 2.318 2
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:47.024 2.672 4
17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:47.100 2.748 3
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:47.158 2.806 4
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:47.328 2.976 3
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:47.379 3.027 3
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:47.556 3.204 2
22 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.223 - 7
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:44.913 0.69 4
3 Sergio Perez Force India 1:45.336 1.113 4
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:45.764 1.541 5
5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:45.920 1.697 4
6 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:46.027 1.804 5
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:46.068 1.845 4
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:46.219 1.996 5
9 Jenson Button McLaren 1:46.234 2.011 4
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:46.293 2.07 4
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:46.498 2.275 6
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:46.681 2.458 4
13 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:46.694 2.471 6
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:46.744 2.521 4
15 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:46.830 2.607 3
16 Felipe Massa Williams 1:47.060 2.837 5
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:47.329 3.106 4
18 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:47.487 3.264 4
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:47.772 3.549 4
20 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:47.794 3.571 4
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:48.018 3.795 4
22 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:48.081 3.858 6
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:46.435 - 3
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:46.812 0.377 4
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:47.096 0.661 5
4 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:47.989 1.554 4
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:48.627 2.192 4
6 Sergio Perez Force India 1:48.922 2.487 3
7 Jenson Button McLaren 1:49.019 2.584 4
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:49.125 2.69 4
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:49.267 2.832 6
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:49.301 2.866 3
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:49.611 3.176 3
12 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:49.635 3.2 4
13 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:49.778 3.343 5
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:50.167 3.732 4
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:50.473 4.038 5
16 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:50.485 4.05 3
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:50.551 4.116 4
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:50.910 4.475 4
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:50.939 4.504 3
20 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:51.219 4.784 6
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:51.771 5.336 3
22 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:51.925 5.49 4
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