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Valtteri Bottas set the pace in final practice for the Azerbaijan GP, a session in which Jolyon Palmer’s luck went from bad to worse.
The FIA have made a modification to Turn 8 at the Baku circuit, shortening the line of the inside kerb and replacing it with a painted version.
Crashing his Force India at Baku’s Turn 8 on Friday, Sergio Perez has called for the kerbs to be modified, saying they are a “bit” on the high side.
In a rather unusual day at the Baku circuit, Sebastian Vettel says he had to engage reverse “three times” in order to get out of the escape roads.
Eric Boullier attending the first part of the team principals’ press conference in Baku while Jock Clear headlined part two for the tech men.
Fernando Alonso’s second practice in Baku was derailed by a gearbox failure, and not an engine issue, according to Eric Boullier.
Although Lewis Hamilton finished FP2 down in tenth place in Baku, he says the W08 obviously has pace as his team-mate was second on the day.
Having blotted his copybook with a crash late in FP2, Friday’s pace-setter Max Verstappen says he tried to “play it safe”, it just went wrong.
With Red Bull entering the fray in Baku, Sebastian Vettel is hoping for a close qualifying but one in which Ferrari come out on top.
Engine failure for Fernando Alonso, a crash for Jolyon Palmer, brake troubles for Romain Grosjean and a lack of pace for Sauber.