F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying session gets underway

Romain Grosjean has raced for the Haas F1 Team in every races since its beginning.
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Williams rookie Lance Stroll says his confidence has been boosted after a trouble-free day of practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he placed sixth overall.

It is a race weekend once again, and this Sunday the V6 machines are all set to race on the latest addition to the Formula One calendar - the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

F1 and F2 drivers compete on the 6-kilometer Baku City Circuit.

Hermann Tilke, the architect behind most new Formula 1 tracks, designed the layout of the circuit.

Downforce levels are the second-lowest of the year, after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, but Baku has no high-speed corners to put energy through the tires.

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Pirelli has nominated the supersoft, soft and medium tyres for this race, like past year. The challenge for teams will be to shave off as much downforce as possible, while ensuring the tires are worked hard enough to remain at optimal temperatures.

Stroll finished narrowly outside of the top 10 during Friday's first session before moving up the order in second practice, finishing within eight-tenths of a second of pace setter Max Verstappen. Right behind him were Mercedes AMG's Valtteri Bottas and fellow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo.

"There's no time frame on (Palmer's future with Renault)", added Bell.

"The vehicle was working well and we didn't have any issues, which was great". With only a 12-point gap between Vettel and Hamilton at the top of the drivers' championship, can Azerbaijan provide an exhilarating show this time around? Currently, Ferrari's Vettel leads the chart with 141 points, followed by the two Mercedes cars, Raikkonen's Ferrari, and the two Red Bulls. It's thought she stepped down due to disagreements with the current owner, Longbow Finance. The team has made a decision to ditch its current Ferrari power units and swap to Honda power for the 2018 season.

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