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Mercedes will try to hunt down their first win of the 2018 Formula 1 season on Sunday on the technical street circuit of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The race in Baku will be held for only the third time and the second time as the official Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, the defending world champion, has never finished on the podium.
Sunday, April 29, 1:10 p.m. BST (Sky Sports F1) / 8:05 a.m. ET (ESPN 2): Race
The Baku city circuit is one of the most challenging on the F1 calendar due to the wide variety of sections the drivers face in a single lap. Technical, slow-speed corners are blended with long straights, which often provide the only good overtaking points on the narrow track.
The close proximity of the walls and lack of run-off area make for a punishing track, and any mistake can result in disaster. Max Verstappen found that out the hard way in practice:
Daniel Ricciardo was the winner in Baku last year after an incident-filled race. Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel had their infamous brake-check incident that resulted in issues for both and opened the door for the Australian.
Ricciardo showed Red Bull’s improved pace in practice on Friday, continuing the team’s solid progression early this season. While Ferrari impressed in Australia and Bahrain, the Italians did not have a great showing on Friday, with Vettel struggling in the second session.
Perhaps most surprising was Mercedes’ pace, which was significantly slower than that of Red Bull. The Silver Arrows―who have dominated the sport for years―are still without a win in 2018, and the early signs from Baku suggest their poor start could continue.