2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 travels to the Baku City Circuit for the first time in two years for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Scroll down to view the full schedule for the race.

Having made its debut five years ago as the European Grand Prix, Baku has delivered some of the best races of modern-day F1, with the 2017 and '18 events still fresh in the memory of motorsport fans.

The street circuit features a long 2.0km 'straight' from Turn 16, with drivers staying full throttle until the heavy braking zone at Turn 1. This leads to a slipstream fest, and it would be interesting to see how teams take advantage of it in qualifying.

The circuit then gets narrower as it reaches the Old City, with some sections only 7.6 metres wide.

Red Bull heads to Baku with renewed confidence following Max Verstappen's dominant victory in Monaco, aided by a weekend to forget for chief rival Mercedes.

The unique demands of Baku, with its mixture of long straights and 90-degree turns, gets the engineers scratching their heads, so Mercedes cannot afford to get the set-up wrong and let Red Bull extend its lead in the championship.

However, with three victories in the last four races in the Azerbaijan capital, the German marque does have a lot of data to bank on.

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

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in Azerbaijan

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 12:30 - 13:30 local time
  • Free Practice 2: 16:00 - 17:00 local time

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 13:00 - 14:00 local time
  • Qualifying: 16:00 - 17:00 local time

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 16:00 - 18:00 local time

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in the UK/Portugal 

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 09:30 - 10:30 BST
  • Free Practice 2: 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 10:00 - 11:00 BST
  • Qualifying: 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 13:00 - 15:00 BST

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in Europe

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
  • Free Practice 2: 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
  • Qualifying: 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 14:00 - 16:00 CEST

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in the US

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 04:30 - 05:30 ET / 01:30 - 02:30 PT
  • Free Practice 2: 08:00 - 09:00 ET / 05:00 - 06:00 PT

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 05:00 - 06:00 ET / 02:00 - 03:00 PT
  • Qualifying: 08:00 - 09:00 ET / 05:00 - 06:00 PT

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 08:00 - 10:00 PT / 05:00 - 07:00 PT
Cars and team personnel on the grid before the race

Cars and team personnel on the grid before the race

Photo by: Joe Portlock / Motorsport Images

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in Australia

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 18:30 - 19:30 AEST
  • Free Practice 2: 22:00 - 23:00 AEST

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 19:00 - 20:00 AEST
  • Qualifying: 22:00 - 23:00 AEST

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 22:00 - 00:00 AEST

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in Japan

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 17:30 - 18:30 JST
  • Free Practice 2: 21:00 - 22:00 JST

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 18:00 - 19:00 JST
  • Qualifying: 21:00 - 22:00 JST

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 21:00 - 23:00 JST

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in Africa

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 10:30 - 11:30 SAT / 11:30 - 12:30 EAT
  • Free Practice 2: 14:00 - 15:00 SAT / 15:00 - 16:00 EAT

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00 SAT / 12:00 - 13:00 EAT
  • Qualifying: 14:00 - 15:00 SAT / 15:00 - 16:00 EAT

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 14:00 - 16:00 SAT / 15:00 17:00 EAT

2021 Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP session timings in India

Friday 4th June 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 10:30 - 11:30 IST
  • Free Practice 2: 17:30 - 18:30 IST

Saturday 5th June 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 14:30 - 15:30 IST
  • Qualifying: 17:30 - 18:30 IST

Sunday 6th June 2021

  • Race: 17:30 - 19:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

Pirelli tyre allocation for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Pirelli is bringing the C3, C4 and C5 tyre for the Azerbaijan GP this year. This is a step softer than the last time F1 raced in Baku in 2019 and the same allocation as last month's Monaco GP.

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