The Azerbaijan GP returns to the spectacular Baku street circuit with the title race between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel delicately poised. The Scuderia Ferrari German driver has capitalised on Mercedes’ struggles, winning the first two races of the year before a difficult weekend in Shanghai saw him finish eighth and reduce his lead in the F1 World Drivers’ Championship to just nine points.
The Constructors’ race is even tighter with just a point separating leaders Mercedes from Scuderia Ferrari while Red Bull are not too far further back. So who will seize the advantage in Baku before the F1 circus heads to Europe for the summer? Here’s everything you need to know about the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 schedule
(All times BST)
Friday April 27, Free practice 1, 10am-11.30am
Friday April 27, FP2, 1pm-2.30pm
Saturday April 28, FP3, 11am-12pm
Saturday April 28, Qualifying, 2pm-3pm
Sunday April 29, Race, 1.10pm-3.10pm
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 UK TV channel
F1 coverage in the UK is split across Sky Sports and Channel 4 with every race live on Sky while the terrestrial channel are showing 10 races – including the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Channel 4 schedule
Friday April 27, 9.55am-11.45am; 1.55pm-3.35pm
Saturday April 28, 10.55am-3.45pm
Sunday April 29, 12pm-4.30pm
Sky Sports schedule
Friday April 27, 9.45am-11.55am (Main Event & F1); 1.45pm-3.45pm (F1)
Saturday April 28, 10.45am-4.20pm (F1)
Sunday April 29, 11.30am-4.15pm (F1)
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 live stream
Sky subscribers can stream the race online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices. Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One. The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription. Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
The Channel 4 website will also stream the race live.
Our site ScuderiaFans.com will follow the action from Baku with live text results and updates.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 odds (best available)
Winner: Lewis Hamilton 13/10, Sebastian Vettel 5/2, Daniel Ricciardo 9/1, Valtteri Bottas 10/1, Max Verstappen 10/1, Kimi Raikkonen 20/1.