Charles Leclerc remains on pole and Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez managed to snatch second place from Max Verstappen who finished in third place.
Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez set a constant pace during free practice and qualifying. The man from Guadalajara led the first and third free practice on the Baku circuit.
He also placed second in Q1 of qualifying and fought to maintain the lead in Q2.
What happened in the qualifying of the Azerbaijan GP?
Ferrari and Red Bull marked the rivalry for the top positions from the start, the variation of which was not significant.
Lewis Hamilton had some difficulties in sector 1 and 2; the rebound of his car on the Baku circuit did not allow him to have better times in qualifying.
On the other hand, an incident with Lance Stroll led to a red flag just over two minutes from the end of Q1.
The second block of qualifying was led by the driver from Guadalajara, who in one lap was close to touching the retaining wall with a rear tire.
Tensions with Lewis Hamilton continued, as the Briton was rebuked by the authorities for his low driving speed.
Carlos Sainz surprised in Q3 by positioning himself in first place before the end of Q3; however, the Monegasque strengthened his speed and ended up taking pole.
Baku represents Charles Leclerc’s fourth pole position. For his part, ‘Checo’ Pérez has taken an important turn in the performance of the Grand Prix qualifiers, since so far in the championship, the man from Guadalajara has achieved positions above his teammate Max Verstappen on three occasions: Jeddah , Monaco and now in Baku.
Sergio Pérez assured in an interview with F1 that, after the work in this qualy and some difficulties with the engine, they will be very careful in this Sunday’s race so as not to make mistakes.