Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 travels to Baku this weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch qualifying in your country.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes front row lockout on F1's last visit to Baku in 2019, and even managed to convert that pole position into a fine victory ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

However, it was Red Bull which set the pace in Friday practice as the championship returned to Azerbaijan after two years, with Sergio Perez leading a 1-2 for the energy drinks giant ahead of teammate Max Verstappen.

Hamilton ended up more than seven tenths off the pace in seventh, with Bottas another tenth adrift in 10th.

Coming into Baku, Charles Leclerc had played down Ferrari's chances, saying he expects the Prancing Horse to go "back to reality" after its starring performance in Monaco. But contrary to his expectations, both Leclerc and Carlos Sainz looked strong on Friday, becoming the main challengers to the Red Bull duo.

What time does qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix start?

Qualifying will begin at Baku at 16:00 local time (+4 GMT). The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 
  • Start time: 12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 14:00 SAT / 15:00 EAT / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT / 22:00 AEST / 21:00 JST / 17:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

08:30

09:30

10:30

04:30

01:30

18:30

17:30

14:00

FP2

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

FP3

09:00

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

19:00

18:00

14:30

Qualifying

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch qualifying?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK), Movistar (Spain), Disney+ Hotstar (India) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Baku throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

FP1 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'43.184
2 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'43.227 0.043
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'43.521 0.337
4 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'43.630 0.446
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'43.732 0.548
6 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'43.757 0.573
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'43.893 0.709
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'43.996 0.812
9 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'44.777 1.593
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'44.891 1.707
11 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'44.943 1.759
12 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'45.092 1.908
13 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'45.234 2.050
14 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'45.384 2.200
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'45.415 2.231
16 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'45.446 2.262
17 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'45.452 2.268
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'45.774 2.590
19 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'46.899 3.715
20 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'46.945 3.761

FP2 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'42.115
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'42.216 0.101
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'42.243 0.128
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'42.436 0.321
5 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'42.534 0.419
6 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'42.693 0.578
7 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'42.941 0.826
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'43.018 0.903
9 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'43.020 0.905
10 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'43.130 1.015
11 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'43.156 1.041
12 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'43.220 1.105
13 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'43.298 1.183
14 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'43.812 1.697
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'43.881 1.766
16 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'44.184 2.069
17 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'44.557 2.442
18 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'45.563 3.448
19 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'46.095 3.980
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'46.983 4.868

FP3 results:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'42.251
2 11 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'42.595 0.344
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'42.697 0.446
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'42.778 0.527
5 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'43.006 0.755
6 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'43.011 0.760
7 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'43.080 0.829
8 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'43.244 0.993
9 31 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'43.294 1.043
10 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'43.557 1.306
11 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'43.585 1.334
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'43.682 1.431
13 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'43.745 1.494
14 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'43.826 1.575
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'43.984 1.733
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'44.054 1.803
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'44.113 1.862
18 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'44.434 2.183
19 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'45.282 3.031
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'45.711 3.460
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