Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 qualification session in Baku
Formula 1 qualification event at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku has ended, Trend reports. Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari won the qualification event. His timing was 1:42.538. Tomorrow he will start from the pole position, a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports.
Behind Vettel, the Mercedes AMG Petronas duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas qualified second and third, with Hamilton less than two tenths of a second behind Vettel. The close gap between the two, coupled with Raikkonen’s lower-than-expected grid position, mean Ferrari and Mercedes could be in for a titanic duel off the start, NBC sports reports.
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took fourth and fifth, while Sahara Force India enjoyed an uptick in form, with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez advancing to Q3 and qualifying seventh and eighth.
The Renault Sport F1 Team duo of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr. rounded out the Top 10.
On April 29, Azerbaijan will host the Grand Prix race, as well as the second Formula 2 race.
The length of the Baku track, where teams compete for the championship, each represented by two drivers, is just over six kilometers. The Start and Finish lanes are located at the Azadlig Square. The Formula 1 Paddock, team garages and pit lanes are also located there.