On Sunday, the 6th of June 2021, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will kick off at Baku City Circuit by 13:00 (GMT+1).

Red Bull leads the constructor's championship by only a point – 149, [Mercedes, 148 points], while Max Verstappen (Red Bull) leads the drivers' Championship with 105 points - four points ahead of Lewis Hamilton (101 points) in 2nd place. This weekend will provide a fine opportunity for Mercedes to make up for lost points after the poor outing at the Monaco Grand Prix where they failed to compete

. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will also be looking to recover lost points after failing to start at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has seen different winners since its inception in 2016 and this fifth instalment may be no different. Hosted first under the banner of European Grand Prix 2016, Nico Rosberg was the first winner. Daniel Ricciardo picked up the second win – for Red Bull in the second edition before Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in the 3rd. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) secured the last win on at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 2019.

What Does the Baku City Circuit Look Like?

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place at the Baku City Circuit - a 6.003km long race track which held its first grand prix in 2016. The track is composed of a rough circle and straights arranged in the form of a rectangle. There will be two DRS Detection Zones – at turn 20 and before turn 2. The 51-lap race will cover a total length of 306.049 km.

What Can We Expect at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Unlike the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, the Baku City Circuit is composed mainly of straights and its outcome will likely be determined by speed. Red Bull expects to compete but also expects a strong performance from Mercedes. "The track is ok but probably not a favourite of mine if I'm honest," said Max Verstappen. "Let's see how competitive we are, I do expect Mercedes to come back strong there though," he added. Lewis Hamilton is tipped for the win while team-mate, Valtteri Bottas may settle for third. Max Verstappen is expected in 2nd place behind Lewis Hamilton at the end of this race.

When Does the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Start?

Date: Sunday, 6th of June, 2021.

Time: 13:00 (GMT+1).

Tournament: Formula 1.

Race: Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Circuit: Baku City Circuit.

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