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Follow all the action from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Raikkonen disqualified from qualifying results

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will need to start the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane after being excluded from qualifying because of a front wing problem.

Russell had “horrific” week leading up to Baku

Williams driver George Russell was “very pleased” to bounce back in Formula 1 qualifying in Baku, having had a “horrific” week leading up to the event.

Baku F2: Latifi survives carnage to win Race 2

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Nicholas Latifi extended his points lead in F2 by winning a carnage-filled sprint race at Baku, which had three safety car periods.

Honda tweaks Gasly’s engine after fuel-flow breach

Red Bull and its Formula 1 engine supplier Honda have introduced a change to Pierre Gasly’s power unit following the Frenchman’s exclusion from Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying for a fuel-flow infringement.

Revealed: Red Bull’s groundbreaking front suspension design

Red Bull is running a unique Formula 1 front suspension design with two separate legs replacing the conventional single-piece wishbone.

Haas “just d > Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean found themselves struggling for grip and pace in Baku, despite both reporting that they were happy with the feeling of the Haas Formula 1 car.

Kubica to start Azerbaijan GP from pitlane

Robert Kubica will start Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the pitlane, following his Williams team’s decision to make changes to his FW42 in the aftermath of his qualifying crash.

Formula E took security steps to avo > ABB FIA Formula E operations staff wore blue high-visibility kit at the Paris E-Prix as a result of disturbances in the French capital caused by the ‘gilets jaunes’ protest movement.

Wolff: Ferrari thwarted by Q3 “double whammy”

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says that Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton outpaced Sebastian Vettel in Baku qualifying thanks to a “double whammy” of falling track temperatures and the Ferrari driver missing out on a tow.

Meeke penalised for deviating from Argentina route

Toyota driver Kris Meeke has dropped behind rival Sebastien Ogier after being handed 10-second penalty for deviating from the Rally Argentina route on Saturday morning.

Hungary WTCR: Michelisz takes home pole by 0.008s

Norbert Michelisz snatched pole position for the main WTCR race at the Hungaroring in a qualifying shootout session in which 0.123 seconds covered the top four cars.

Dixon forced to skip Jerez Moto2 round

Jake Dixon will be forced to skip another Moto2 race next weekend at Jerez as he continues to recover from his crash last time out in Austin.

Dav > The 13-time Grand Prix winner is close to both brands.

Austin Dillon tops Almirola to win Cup pole at Talladega

Austin Dillon helped bookend a successful day at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for Richard Childress Racing.

Mass Monaco gr > Erstwhile ABB FIA Formula E points leader Jerome d’Ambrosio, Edoardo Mortara and Oliver Rowland have all be given three-place grid penalties for next month’s Monaco race after causing collisions in the Paris E-Prix.

Johansson’s radical proposal to make F1 awesome again – Part 4

Stefan Johansson, former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver, has come up a with a template for a radically revised version of the sport he loves. Here is the fourth and final part on what needs to change and why, with Stefan discussing the relevancy of the sport.

Argentina WRC: Neuville leads Hyundai 1-2, Tanak out

Thierry Neuville appears set for a second WRC victory of the season with three stages of Rally Argentina remaining, leading a Hyundai 1-2 by 45 seconds from Andreas Mikkelsen.

Tyler Reddick beats Gaulding for Xfinity win at Talladega

Tyler Reddick was all over the field in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race but most importantly in Victory Lane at the finish.

Gasly excluded from Azerbaijan GP qualifying

Pierre Gasly has been excluded from the results of Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying because his Red Bull Formula 1 car breached fuel flow rules.

Hulkenberg: No “love and harmony” with RS19 in Baku

Nico Hulkenberg says he “hasn’t felt the love and the harmony” with the Renault Formula 1 car in Baku so far, after struggling in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Azerbaijan GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS 1 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari).

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