F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: UK start time, how to watch, highlights channel

What is the UK start time of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? Find out here what time the race in Baku begins, and where you can watch it.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, June 12, at the Baku City Circuit. Sunday’s showpiece will see drivers perform 51 laps of the circuit, totalling more than 300 km.

This weekend, drivers will carry out three practice sessions in the build-up to the race on Sunday. The Drivers’ Championship is hotting up.

Verstappen vs Leclerc

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Championship standings after seven races. He has 125 points. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc trails him in second, having picked up 116 points.

Following his victory in Monaco last time out, Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez has closed the gap to Leclerc to only six points.

Ferrari and Red Bull, meanwhile, are hotly contesting the Constructors’ Championship this term, and Leclerc’s Scuderia teammate Carlos Sainz split the Red Bulls in second-place last time out.

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All four drivers will be looking to continue their form in Baku. For Leclerc in particular, finishing above both Verstappen and Perez is paramount.

What is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix UK start time?

The race weekend begins on Friday, June 10, with the first practice session at Baku. Drivers will then partake in two further practice sessions, on Friday and Saturday respectively. Qualifying then begins on Saturday afternoon at 3pm BST.

The race is on Sunday, June 12, and is scheduled to begin at 12pm BST. Given the size of the track and the number of laps drivers will be completing, the race is expected to conclude at around 2pm.

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How to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

In the UK, the only broadcaster of Formula 1 is Sky Sports. You can live stream through NOW TV too.

The race will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1, and this channel can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels for £20 a month for new customers.

Sky Sports is also available on NOW TV with a one-off day payment of £11.98. You can also purchase a Sport Month Membership for a fee of £33.99, with this subscription auto-renewing every month at the same cost unless you decide to cancel.

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix UK highlights

As with every race to date this season, Channel 4 will be showing highlights of both qualifying and the race itself.

Qualifying highlights begin on Saturday evening at 10pm, whilst race highlights commence on Sunday evening at 6:30pm.

You can also access the highlights on the Formula 1 YouTube channel, which will be uploaded on the evening of the race.

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